By: Emily Hurley, MA, 2019
Events, concerts, movies, and festivals happening between March 23 to March 29 in and near Florence.
Florence Korea Film Festival
Cinema la Compagnia, Via Camillo Cavour, 50/R
For the 17th edition of the Florence Korea Film Fest, 45 titles from the current South Korean cinema scene will be shown. It will be a mix of independent and big-ticket films, including the Italian premier of the popular film “Beautiful Days” directed by documentary filmmaker, Jero Yun. Along with the film festival there will be a photography exhibition titled Imaging Korea featuring 100 works from seven different Korean artists. Films are presented in Korean with Italian and English subtitles. For more information about this festival or for the full program, click here.
Feast of the Annunciation
Piazza Santissima Annunziata
The Feast of the Annunciation marks the day of the traditional Florentine New Year. Festivities begin with an elaborate parade starting at Palazzo Vecchio and continue in the Piazza Santissima Annunziata. There, an outdoor market will be held from 9:00am-5:00pm featuring delicious Italian specialties and visitors can also enjoy a concert held at 9:00pm.
March 28, 30-31
Odeon Cinema, Piazza degli Strozzi
In this live-action remake of a Disney classic directed by Tim Burton, Holt, a former circus performer is tasked with taking care of a baby elephant with huge ears that make him the laughing stock of the circus staff. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus performers are determined to make Dumbo a star. This film is in English with Italian subtitles. For more information about this film or other films at the Odeon, click here.
Finger Food Festival
Hippodrome of Visarno, Viale Visarno 14
After the incredible success of last year’s Finger Food Festival, it is back again this year for three days to enhance the excellence of street foods and craft beers. Enjoy delicious regional specialties and beers while enjoying music performed by Estragon Club. Admission to the festival is free! For more information about this event, please visit their Facebook page here.
Scandicci Tulip Garden
Opening March 29
Parco dell’Acciaiolo, via Pantin 63, Scandicci
Spring is on its way and soon it will hit Scandicci in full force. For the second consecutive year, the garden around Castello dell’Acciaolo will be taken over by over 300,000 tulips and daffodils. Through the Wander & Pick initiative, visitors can pay a small fee to pick out two tulips of their choosing with additional tulips costing one euro each. The tulips are only there for a limited time but a closing date is difficult to predict, so go early if you want to get the best tulips! For more information about the Wander & Pick Initiative, click here.
Museums in Florence
Salvatore Romano Foundation
Piazza Santo Spirito, 29
Open: Monday and Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm
Tickets: €7 for university students aged 18-25, tickets on sale at the Brancacci Chapel
The museum is located inside the cenacle of the convent built next to the Church of Santo Spirito. It houses works donated to the city of Florence in 1946 by Salvatore Romano, a collector and antique dealer who purchased a valuable collection of sculptures, architectural elements, detached frescoes, and furnishings dated between the ancient Roman age and the 17th century. For more information about this museum, please click here.