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Events in Florence and the metropolitan area in october 2021

lunedì 4 Ottobre 2021

This is a selection of events taking place in October 2021 in Florence and the Metropolitan area. The full programme is listed on the area’s official tourism website, Feel Florence.

Dante 700 – Numerous initiatives will commemorate the 700th anniversary of the Supreme Poet’s death. The Bargello Museum will host the exhibition The Admirable Vision: Dante and the Comedy in the Symbolist Imagination which explores the theme of Dante’s legacy in the second half of the nineteenth century. Until 16 November the Museum of Palazzo Medici Riccardi and Biblioteca Moreniana will host “La Festa di Dante” The Celebration of Dante a small, precious exhibition dedicated to the Supreme Poet. The monumental complex of Santa Croce will exhibit an innovative cultural project by artist Felice Limosani

Exhibitions –
Inside Dali, at Florence’s Cattedrale dell’Immagine until 16 January, is an evocative multisensory exhibition which focuses on the life of the renown catalan artist.

Until 17 October Palazzo Medici Riccardi will host Anima – the magic of animation from Snowwhite to Goldrake. The show is dedicated to the most celebrated cartoon’s icons and will close on 17 October.

As part of the project Wolakota 2021, “Older than America” will celebrate native americans at Galleria delle Carrozze, in Palazzo Medici Riccardi From 4 to 28 October.

Music and Festival – Zucchero will be on stage on 6 october against the backdrop of the Anfiteatro delle Cascine. Teatro Goldoni will host the festival: Democracy of the body, directed by Virgilio Sieni exploring the Body and Dance languages

Food Festivals: time for chestnuts or marroni, and other traditional gastronic produce from the local area in Dicomano, hosting the traditional farmers market and fair of goods and livestock on 9 and 10 October,

Sports and Hiking – The first cyclotourism race for vintage bicycles will be held on Sunday 10 October starting from Vicchio and running along two routes over 43 and 61 kilometers.

Annually held in Spring, this year the Half Marathon in Florence had to be postponed due to the Covid emergency but is now scheduled on Sunday 31 October.

Until 30 of the month, Naturalmente Reggello 2021 will offer a rich programme of trekking excursions around the local nature.

The hiking programme of Calenzano Camminando will be coming to a close with the last guided tours and gastronomic tasting events across the local area

The programme of walking excursions of Il Paesaggio Ritrovato will offer the opportunity to discover the natural beauty of Montaione and its surroundings.

Giorgia Scaturro