Night of Museums, Floralia and what to do in Tuscany at the weekend

The weekend begins with the Night of the Museums with special evening openings at the symbolic price of 1 euro. Many possibilities. Here are some examples.

At the National Archaeological Museum of Florence, the director and the curators of the Egyptian, Greek, Magna Graecia and Etruscan departments answer all the questions and curiosities of the public. It will also be possible to explore the museum following the book game adventures distributed at the entrance, with which each visitor can be an active protagonist of different paths, deciding between some possible alternatives. The new lighting is inaugurated at the Archaeological Museum of Fiesole (Fi). At the Luigi Pecci Contemporary Art Center in Prato, all current exhibitions can be visited until midnight. In Pisa, in the National Museum of San Matteo, visit to the restoration workshop of the table “Sant’Orsola who saves Pisa from the waters”, 14th century. Also in Pisa, but in the Museum of Ancient Ships, the rooms of the Medici Arsenal open on the Lungarno Ranieri Simonelli.

The 100th Anniversary of the Assi of Florence

The Compagnia delle Seggiole celebrates 100 years of the Assi Giglio Rosso sports complex in Viale Michelangelo with a theatrical itinerary through the building that will narrate an important chapter of Florentine athletics. “In a field tour – The hundred-year history of the Asse” with a text by Riccardo Ventrella will be “staged” on Saturday and Sunday at 7.30-8.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. (admission 19/16 euros). Information and reservations: 333 2284784.

Music & Theater

On Saturday, two shows will take place at the same time at the Puccini Theater in Florence: at 9 p.m., in the large hall, the show “End of Tour Party” by the Turin duo will take place I PanPers; at 9.30 p.m. the youtuber-philosopher will be staged in the Puccini laboratory Rick DuFer with the monologue “How many gigs does God weigh? Journey into the Mind of Philip K. Dick” (055 362067).

On the musical level, Saturday arrives at The Cage in Livorno, the frontman of Subsonica, Samue (, 392 8857139). At the Verdi Theater in Montecatini (Pt), Saturday at 9pm, free concert by Gianmarco Carroccia “Emotions – Journey through the songs of Battisti and Mogol” (ticket 20/35 euros, He made his debut at the Fabbrichino Theater in Prato in + Erba. A forest in the city”, an immersive and participatory show on the theme of the relationship between the city and nature. The text of the show takes into account that the urban reforestation process will involve the neighborhoods, the buildings, the rivers and will trigger a change that will give a different face to the landscape (Saturday and Sunday at 5 p.m., 0574 608501, Biglietteria ). Homage to love in the winter garden of Villa Bertelli in Forte dei Marmi (Lu), where on Saturday at 6 p.m. the association Kreion Versilia will be guests with the concert Melodia Sentimental (entrance 10 euros, 0584 787251). At the “G D’Annunzio” of the Cicognini boarding school in Prato, Leonora Armellini, young musician daughter of art, will perform? five of Poulenc’s eight nocturnes, composed in the 1930s, and Schumann’s Wiener Karneval, which the German musician conceived as a grand romantic sonata. The second part of the concert is dedicated to Chopin instead (Saturday at 9pm, 0574 603758). In the Teatro Verdi in Pisa, the world premiere of the concert “Dante. L’altre stelle”, the new composition is an oratorio for choir and orchestra only on original texts and an anthology of Dante’s works (Saturday at 9pm and Sunday at 5pm, free admission, reservation only on the website http://su. / BookingCoroOrchestra from May 9th 12 noon until all seats are sold out).

children’s weekend

The new edition of Firenze dei Bambini plans hundreds of free initiatives throughout the city. The Salone dei Cinquecento in the Palazzo Vecchio hosts the show “The Happy Prince” by the Aida Foundation of Verona, while in the Sala d’Arme the “Bosco delle Utopie”, an installation by the Milanese ludosophists, is staged high. Readings, concerts and shows of all kinds take place in the oblate library. At the Istituto degli Innocenti, cooking show and activities of Uga la Tartaruga, together with the workshops of handicrafts in the boys workshop by Artex. Finally, on Sunday afternoon at 5.30 p.m. there will be a party open to the whole city in the Cavea of ​​the Maggio Musicale Theater, where the public will be able to attend the concert of the Florentine historical football musicians, the young artists of the Maggio Musicale Academy and the Choir of Voices White des Maggio Musicale. Complete program on

Festivals & Reviews

In the Ultravox Firenze summer room, in the Prato delle Cornacchie in the Parco delle Cascine, there is “Volare”, the first balloon flight festivalKites, model airplanes, Leonardo’s intuitions, meetings with pilots (free entry,

Appointment also with “Flora of Santo Spirito”, The market exhibition organized by the non-profit organization “Amici di Santo Spirito” to collect funds to keep the Basilica open (the offers requested at the entrance are transmitted exclusively for this purpose). The appointment with the gardeners and gardeners of the event is for Saturday from 10.30am to 8pm and Sunday from 10am to 7pm. Also many workshops and guided tours (; 338 8357799).

Saturday at 3 p.m Novoli party, in the garden of Santa Maria, with a lecture on the ancient fruit of Bizzaria and exhibition of the plant. Then, from 4.15 p.m., a costumed procession will cross the district and end in San Donato in Polverosa with a performance by the flag-wavers of the Calcio Storico Fiorentino.

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the honorary consulate of the Czech Republic for Tuscany, on Saturday at the Villa di Poggio Imperiale in Florence, there is a day of exhibitions, meetings, concerts and tastings dedicated to Prague and the 13 districts in each region of the Central European state.

At the weekend in Borgo a Mozzano (Lu), exhibitions, flower beds, food stalls and an unprecedented tasting of wines from the Serchio Valley: this is the My flower, the two-day free entry dedicated to spring. Meine Blume continues with the extraordinary opening of the Museum of Memory and guided tours of the bunkers of the Gothic Line. Entertainment for children throughout the day by the association “Il Circo e la Luna” and finally the burraco tournament between the flowers from 8.45 p.m. in the Salone delle Feste. My Flower, with free admission, is organized by the Municipality of Borgo a Mozzano under the auspices of the Region of Tuscany and in collaboration with the Garfagnana Tourist Sector.

The eighth edition of the festival “food&book – The culture of food, food in culture “: writers and chefs along with recipes and books that talk about food (

At Versiliana in Marina di Pietrasanta (Lu), in the park where d’Annunzio loved to ride, over a hundred magnificent Arabian Thoroughbreds, horses of rare beauty and elegance from the most prestigious stables in Europe and the world for “The Art of the Horse “ (Saturday and Sunday,

On Sunday

At 5 p.m., at the Teatro della Limonaia in Sesto Fiorentino, presentation of the new edition of the book “Frequenze fiorentine” (Edizioni Goodfellas) edited by Bruno Casini: the legendary eighties told by the protagonists of music, fashion, art and literature Scene from Florence (

At 5 p.m. in San Salvi, in ​​an event show with guitarist Michele Bonifati, the writer Paolo Miorandi will present his book “Nanetti. The dust of words’, in which he tells the story of the most famous inmate of the Volterra Asylum and his stone book, known around the world as ‘Nannetti’s graffiti’ (Entrance is free, reservations recommended, 335 6270739, .

At 18.00 at the Marino Marini Museum in Florence premiere of the performance between theater and music by Silvia Guidi and Alessandro Riccio entitled “Pinocchia dark“. The initiative, curated by the critic Roberto Incerti, reinterprets some of the most famous episodes of Collodi’s novel in an obscure key, daughter of the art of Carmelo Bene and the surreal and disturbing drawings of Roland Topor. On this occasion it will be possible to install “Graphic tale. The Adventures of Pinocchio”, the work of designer Stefano Rovai, will be on display in the museum’s crypt until May 23 (entrance €10 by reservation, info:

At the Orsanmichele Museum, at 9pm, the piano recital for the left hand only: Giovanni Nesi, one of the most interesting pianists of his generation, undergoes neurorehabilitation therapy to heal from a focal dystonia in his right hand. In “Linke Hand” – the title of the project – it concentrates on the music of Johann Sebastian Bach (admission 10/15 euros,

On the Piazza Santo Spirito in Florence there is Fierukola from May with many organic and biodynamic products.

The Teatro delle Spiagge, at the forefront against homophobia, offers at 4.30 p.m. “On my skin”, a show-concert for the victims of homophobia, transphobia and gender-based violence (entrance 12/6 euros, 055 310230 , info@teatridimbarco. it).

In Pisa, at 9:30 p.m., on the stage of the Sant’Andrea Theater, Amaro Freitas, a rising star of carioca and international jazz (

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