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Chrismas Time in Florence: events, markets, concerts


From November 30th until January 6th everyone can assist to 27 free concerts spread all over Florence in churches, bookshops and theaters. Various concerts with Ensable vocale on December 12th at 9pm in the SS Apostoli church then the Gospel choir at Auditorium Clinica Medica of Careggi on December 14th at 10,30am. The in all the major bookshops of Florence such as Seeber, Edison, Feltrinelli and Martelli a lot of other churches such as Santa Maria Maggiore in vi de’ Cerretani, the SS Apostoli church, San Lorenzo, san Frediano in Cestello, San Firenze will host concerts throughout the month of December. The concerts will have as protagonists not only big Italian names but also some guests from the European music scene.
On December 20th there will be 3 concerts all at 9pm in the convent of San Salvatore al Monte where the music school of Fiesole will play music from Mozart instead in the church of San Firenze there will be the recital of the organist Olimpio Medori. For info: Tel 055 783374

December 4th at 5pm in Libreria Martelli, Via Martelli “FILM…only music” Violin, piano, dancer, music by Webern, Gershwin, Rota and Morricone.

Saturday December 6th at 9pm church of Santa Maria Maggiore, via de’ Cerretani organ player Sergio Militello, music by bach, Dubois ad Guilmante

Sunday, December 7th Rock in classic music by Queen, Wham, Beatles, E.John and Sting performed at Theatre Cantiere Florida in Via Pisana 111/r at 9pm

Sunday, December 7th at 9pm in the church of SS Michele and Gaetano in piazza degli Antinori concert of the Florence Academy. Music by Mozart, Schurbert and fauré

Tuesday, December 9th at 6pm in the Edison bookshop: path between books and thoughts. Ensemble choir. Xmas music and spirituals.

Wednesday, December 10th at 9pm in the San Lorenzo Basilica music for violins. Veracini, Vivaldi, tartini music.

Friday, December 12th at 9pm in the SS Apostoli church. Polyphonic ensemble with music by Stabile, Palestrina and Byrd

Saturday December 13th at 9pm in the Sala della Compagnia, Via di Soffiano 2, Quartet with flute, music by Mozart

Sunday, December 14th “FOR JOY GOSPEL CHOIR ORCHESTRA AGIMUSARTE” at 10,30pm at the auditorium of the Clinica Medica of Careggi, music by Vivaldi and Corelli

Ensemble of Polyphonic music of Florence in the church of San Leonardo in Arcetri at 4,30pm.

Monday, December 15th Concert for violin and violoncello and piano at the Kunstitestorische Institut of Florence, Via Giusti 44. Concert starts at 6,30pm.

In the church of Orsanmichele at 9pm concert for violin and piano, music by Debussy

Tuesday, December 16th Chiesa di san Firenze concerts start at 9pm Recital for piano, music by Haden and Pieranunzi

Church of San Frediano in Cestello concerts starts at 9pm. Duo, opera singer and harp. Music by Gounod, Mozart and Frank

Wednesday, December 17th Libreria Feltrinelli at 6pm concert for guitar, music by Villalobos, Piazzolla

Saturday, December 20th Cenacolo of the church of Santa Croce Young orchestra of Florence, traditional music and spirituals. Concert starts at 9pm

Convento san Salvatore al Monte, Via di san Salvatore al monte 9. Concert of the school of muisc of Fiesole. Concert is at 9pm

Wednesday, December 24th Basilica of SSAnnunziata at 9,30pm Organ. Recital of the organ player Pier Paolo Donati, music by Cavazzoni, Guami, Frescobaldi

Santa Croce XMAS MARKET and ice skating in Florence

From December 3rd to December 21st as every year in the square of Santa Croce you can stroll around the little market houses. You can buy all the traditional and typical products of 15 different countries.
The Xmas market is organized by the association of shops, the Region of Tuscany and Confesercenti. This is a truly occasion to start to think about gifts and ideas for Xmas decoration.
And this year too you can go ice skating at the Parterre, in Piazza della Libertà. The cost for hiring the skates are of 6 euro (same price since 2000) . the scheduling time are from 9/10am 10,30/11am 12am/1PM; in the aftrenoon from 2,30/3,30pm 4/5pm 5.3/6.30pm 7/7,30pm; evening from 9/10pm 10,30/11,30pm ; (Friday, saturday and sunday from midnight to 1am). On Xmas day the littles ones will be host by father Xmas in person, instead on January 6th there will be the turn of the "Befana". On San Silvestro night (31th of December, New Year's Eve) the parterre will open to welcome the new year!!!
For info tel. 055/0517447


jenny said...

do you know which is the best restaurant for new years florence?

Nelli said...

For new year's eve florence 2008/2009 I suggest you the Restaurant Alle Murate (here is the menu)

If you are looking for restaurants open in florence, italy on christmas:
restaurant Il rifrullo
, near ponte Vecchio (The old bridge).

ciao !

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