Newsletter April 14th-April 28th

Concerts, lectures, events, festivals happening in and near Florence between April 14th and April 28th!

Friday, April 14th & Saturday, April 15thScreen Shot 2017-04-12 at 11.14.50 AM
Godspell Musical
St. Mark’s English Church
via Maggio, 16, Florence
7pm Friday
2:30pm Saturday

Support fellow Marist Italy students perform in the entertaining musical Godspell!

For more information:

Friday, April 14thScreen Shot 2017-04-11 at 12.56.48 PM
La Cite Libreria
Borgo S. Frediano, 20/r, 50124 Florence

Riccardo Mori Trio performs covers of David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Lou Reed, The Beatles, and Pink Floyd.

For more information:

Saturday, April 15thIMG_0990.JPG
Soccer Match
Artemio Franchi Stadium
Tickets Various Prices

Fiorentina vs. Empoli!
Head to the Central Market to buy tickets on the top floor.

Sunday, AprilScreen Shot 2017-04-03 at 1.42.42 PM 16th
Happy Easter!
Scoppio del Carro (Explosion of the Cart)

Piazza del Duomo
Procession begins at 10:00 am

Explosion of the Cart dates back 350 years!
Read more about its interesting origins here:

Monday, April 17thScreen Shot 2017-04-10 at 1.24.54 PM
Horne Museum Exhibition, via dei Benci, 6
7 euro tickets

Last day to check out the Tiepolo temporary exhibition at the Horne Museum. The museum displays a selection of 26 drawings by Giambattista Tiepolo from the Horne Album.

Tuesday, April 18thScreen Shot 2017-03-21 at 10.18.59 AM
Villa La Pietra, via Bolognese 120, Florence
Free with RSVP

Theodore J. Cachey Jr., Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Inaugural Academic Director, University of Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway delivers a lecture on Mapping Italy in Dante, Petrarch, and Boccacio.


Wednesday, April 19thVilla la Pietra
Open Gardens
Villa La Pietra, via Bolognese 120, Florence

Email to reserve an appointment to visit the beautiful gardens outside the city center at Villa La Pietra.

Thursday, April 20thScreen Shot 2017-03-21 at 11.18.54 AM
La Boheme Opera
St. Mark’s English Church, via Maggio 16, Florence
Student tickets 20 euro

The opera composed by Giacomo Puccini portrays the lives of bohemians living in the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1840s.

Friday, April 21st-25thScreen Shot 2017-04-10 at 2.37.51 PM
Gelato Festival
Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence

Gelato. Festival. Enough said.

Friday, April 21stScreen Shot 2017-04-10 at 1.41.15 PM

Medici Archive Project
via de’ Benci 10, Florence

A Legacy of Ladies presented by the Medici Archive Project and Marist graduate student, Amy Fredrickson! This conference discusses women artists and patrons in the Medici court.

Saturday, April 22ndScreen Shot 2017-04-11 at 1.19.09 PM
Sunrise Bike Ride
Cascine Park, Florence
5:30 am
10 euros for registration

Non-competitive bike ride at dawn lasting about an hour. A portion of the registration fee goes towards CBM – an organization that helps prevent blindness globally.

For more information:

To sign up:

Saturday, April 22nd – May 1stScreen Shot 2017-04-03 at 12.41.50 PM
International Handicraft Trade Fair

Fortezza de Basso
Viale Filippo Strozzi, 1, 50129 Florence

4 euro weekdays; 6 euro Saturday & Sunday

Since 1931, this exhibition offers discussions, workshops, and presentations of various cultures’ crafts. More than 800 exhibitors from all over the world display their products.

Tuesday, April 25thScreen Shot 2017-04-10 at 1.59.27 PM
Festa della Liberazione/Liberation Day

This day marks the fall of Mussolini’s Italian Social Republic and the end of Nazi occupation during WWII. Visit Santo Spirito to celebrate with music, food, and beverages.

Tuesday, April 25th-May 1stGiardino dell'Orticoltura
Spring Exhibition of Plants & Flowers
Horicultural Garden
via Vittorio Emanuele II, 17 Florence

For more information visit:

Screen Shot 2017-04-10 at 1.33.36 PMWednesday, April 26th
St. Mark’s Church, via Maggio, 16, Florence

Two opera singers perform duets and arias from La Traviata, La Boheme, The Marriage of Figaro, Madame Butterfly and Neapolitan Songs.

Wednesday, April 26thScreen Shot 2017-03-15 at 10.00.02 AM
British Institute of Florence
6 euros for 24 hr membership

30 years after the bombing of Guernica, journalist, novelist, and biographer Robin Blake discusses its effects. Lecture in English on Picasso and the Meaning of Guernica.

Thursday, April 27thScreen Shot 2017-03-15 at 11.28.57 AM
Open Mic Night
St. Mark’s Church, via Maggio 16, Florence

‘Picturing Women Open Mic Night’ focuses on the topic of women in the arts. Share your perspective and listen to others.

Friday, April 28thScreen Shot 2017-04-11 at 10.18.06 AM
Live Music
La Menagere
via de’Ginori 8/R 50123, Florence

Happy Friday! Lucy Malone Brothers Band performs music from the 60s & 70s.

Have fun exploring Florence!


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