Things to do in Florence 3/9 – 3/15

By: Emily Hurley, MA, 2019

Events, concerts, movies, and festivals happening between March 9 to March 15 in and near Florence.

March 9-11
Stazione Leopolda, Viale Fratelli Rosselli, 5

This will be the 14th edition of the annual fair celebrating Italian food, and this year, the theme is bread. Workshops, demonstrations, and talks will take place sticking with this bread theme, however there will also be over 400 exhibitors from around Italy showcasing their products which are available for purchase. For more information about this event or for the full program, please click here.

Verrocchio: Il Maestro di Leonardo
March 9- July 14
Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza degli Strozzi 

Palazzo Strozzi is celebrating the work of Andrea del Verrocchio in this major exhibition which includes 120 paintings, sculptures, and drawings from leading museums around the world. It is the first retrospective ever devoted to Verrocchio and brings together his masterpieces, as well as works by artists associated with his workshop such as Domenico Ghirlandaio, Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino and Leonardo da Vinci, Verrocchio’s most famous student. There is also a separate section of the exhibition that will be located at the Museo Nazionale del Bargello. For more information on this exhibition, click here.

Jackie Brown
March 11
Cinema la Compagnia, Via Camillo Cavour, 50/R

Cinema la compagnia is hosting the Tarantino Unchained film series, featuring eight films for the 25th anniversary of Pulp Fiction and to celebrate the career of Quentin Tarantino. For the 3rd appointment, the theater will feature Jackie Brown, a film about a flight attendant who makes ends meet by working as a smuggler for a gun-runner living in LA. For more information about this film or other films at this theater, click here.

Human Trafficking: Gender, Race and Exploitation
March 13
Villa Sassetti, Via Bolognese 120

The NYU Florence branch campus will be hosting a lecture titled “Human Trafficking: Gender, Race and Exploitation”. This will be a conversation between local activists moderated by members of the NYU Florence faculty. In order to attend, you must RSVP to the above email. For more information about this lectures or others in the NYU spring series, please click here.

French Regional Market
March 15-17
Via Giovanni Pascoli, Scandicci

Just a short tram ride outside the city center is the French market of Scandicci. The market includes food delicacies such as chocolates, wine, baguettes and croissants, macaroons, and over eighty types of cheeses. There will also be a wide range of products from various regions in France including soap, perfume, tablecloths, lavender, spices, and more. For more information about this market, please visit their Facebook page here.

Museums in Florence

Casa Martelli
Via Ferdinando Zannetti, 8
Open: Thursday 2:00pm – 7:00pm, Saturday 9:00am – 2:00pm, Sunday 9:00am – 2:00pm
Entrance to the museum is on every hour
Tickets: Free

Belonging to the noble and ancient Martelli family for centuries, the property was donated to the Italian State and is now a house museum. Beginning in 1738, the building was transformed by famous architects, painters, and stucco artists into what we see today. The museum boasts a collection rich in masterpieces including paintings by Piero di Cosimo, Beccafumi, and Salvator Rosa, as well as antique decorations, furniture, and tapestries. For more information about this museum, please click here.

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