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CAPODANNO A FIRENZE

Il Capodanno a Firenze 2020 si svolgerà in numerose piazze della città.  Un ricco programma di Show per tutti i gusti ed età tra musica, arte, danza, comicità ecc…

Ecco le tante novità in programma del CAPODANNO A FIRENZE 2019.

In Oltrarno, la splendida zona di Firenze dove si trova Palazzo Belfiore Firenze offrirà eventi musicali ed artistici. Scopriamoli in dettaglio :

–            DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT In Piazza Poggi, dalle 22.00 alle 02.00, performance di musica dance, Dancing in the moonlight, con tre artisti molto diversi come Matthew Herbert, Interstellar Funk e Dukwa, accompagnati da installazioni di arti digitali e light design sulla facciata di Porta San Niccolò, a cura dell’Associazione Culturale Feeling.

–            MARCHING BAND : L’Oltrarno, dalle 18.00 alle 01.00, sarà attraversato da due marching band in stile New Orleans, la Zastava Orchestra dai suoni balcanici e popolari e i Pulsar, una giovane band di forte impatto anche grazie ad originalissimi tamburi realizzati con materiali riciclati, a cura dell’Associazione Music Pool.

–            RAP FIORENTINO In Piazza del Carmine Capodanno sulla Luna: il rap da alta classifica di Mr.Rain e la star di X-Factor Martina Attili, e poi il cantautore fiorentino D’Iuorno, il set di DJ-V, Karaoke Contest e molto altro. A fare gli onori di casa è Bruno Enzo Ferrari, voce storica di Radio Bruno. Dalle 18.00, tra un live e un dj-set, animazione, giochi e gran coinvolgimento del pubblico si tirerà dritto fino all’una.

 


 

Gli altri eventi del CAPODANNO A FIRENZE 2019:

 

–            GOSPEL sul sagrato del Duomo: Sul sagrato di Piazza Duomo, dalle 22.00 alle 01.00,  sarà protagonista il Gospel con He made the moon and stars, spettacolo a cura dell’Associazione Culturale Musart, che vedrà unirsi armonicamente religiosità, passione e bellezza. Le esibizioni di due gruppi musicali si alterneranno con due reading lunari a cura di Fabrizio Checcacci mentre la presentazione e l’atteso countdown saranno affidati a Eva Edili, giornalista e speaker radiofonica.

–            CIRK FANTASTIK in Piazza Signoria: dalle 22.00 alle 01.00, il Cirk Fantastik in collaborazione con Cirko Vertigo realizzerà, con il contributo della Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, uno spettacolo di acrobatica e danza aerea, Vertigini Circensi, una performance di forte impatto visivo con proiezione di un video mapping sulla facciata di Palazzo Vecchio e l’accompagnamento di musiche ispirate alla luna.

–            SOUL & JAZZ in Piazza San Lorenzo: Soul, jazz, r&b sul sagrato di Piazza San Lorenzo, dalle 22.00 alle 01.00, per la regia dell’Associazione Music Pool, con grandi protagonisti italiani e internazionali, fra cui Eric B. Turner,  che aprirà la serata. A seguire James Senese, storico sassofonista e vocalist per arrivare al countdown a cura di Alessandra Cafiero, ideatrice e conduttrice di progetti come “Scrittori in Jazz” e “Salotto Jazz”.

–            MUSICA E COMICITA’ in Piazza SS Annunziata : a cura dell’Associazione Culturale Magnoprog, sarà un capodanno per tutti i gusti, da 0 a 99 anni: sul palco, dalle 22.00 alle 01.00, una kermesse di artisti, in un’alternanza di musica e comicità, con il toscanissimo Cristiano Militello, il Prof Lorenzo Baglioni, le parodie musicali de iMasa e un super gran finale con la musica dance, suonata dal vivo dagli Eurotunz.

–            LOGGE IN FESTA la Loggia del Grano, la Loggia del Pesce e la Loggia del Porcellino.  : L’Associazione Forme, dalle 18.00, darà vita a Logge in Festa coinvolgendo con una passeggiata lunare, per grandi e piccini, Nella Loggia del Grano, illuminata dalle installazioni del collettivo Skunk Control nell’ambito di F-Light, fino alle 22.00, potremo ascoltare musica italiana proposta, mentre spettacoli di giocolieri intratterrano le famiglie. Nella Loggia del Pesce, fino alle 01.00, ci sarà la musica pop dei Dj di RDF che si alternerà nel corso della serata alle spettacolari perfomance del collettivo Dhakkan.

Nella Loggia del Porcellino, Enrico Tagliaferri, timbro inconfondibile di Radio Mitology ’70 -’80,  farà ballare tutti, dalle 22.00 fino alle 01.00, con un’ampia selezione di musica disco, new wave, rock e i tormentoni dai primi anni ’70 al 1989, il tutto arricchito da un’installazione di videoarte a tema lunare.

–            PISTA DI GHIACCIO alla Fortezza da Basso: la più lunga pista artificiale di pattinaggio sul ghiaccio d’Europa, dalle 19.00 alle 02.00, vedrà musica, animazione e street food e, dalle 23.30,  “La piazza che balla!” con dJ set Circo Nero con tanto di performance artistiche, teatro, danza e arti circensi.

–            MUSICA CLASSICA in Piazza Santa Maria Novella : Sul sagrato di Santa Maria Novella si potrà assistere, dalle 22.30 alle 01.00, a un concerto di musica classica a cura di Associazione Artes sotto la direzione artistica del maestro Giuseppe Lanzetta con un repertorio dedicato ai piu’ celebri walzer e polke della tradizione viennese, e un omaggio speciale all’opera di Gioacchino Rossini e Ennio Morricone.

 

PRENOTA IL TUO CAPODANNO A FIRENZE
CON PALAZZO BELFIORE

 

L’EROICA

Held in Gaiole in Chianti, in Tuscany, on the first Sunday in October, L’Eroica bike race is a steadfast tradition with a unique charm all its own. Imagine yourself cycling down gravel roads (known in these parts as white roads) on a vintage bike, wearing a suit borrowed from your grandfather’s closet, crossing the wonderful landscapes of the Sienese Chianti, Crete Senesi and Val d’Orcia… Sound like pure fantasy? Because it’s not!

 

L’EROICA
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06 OCTOBER 2019

 

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Here are our top 10 places to get Bistecca alla Fiorentina.

 

Known more commonly as Bistecca alla Fiorentina, the t-bone steak you get in Florence is world famous. It gets its name from the particular cut of meat that it is. If it is a true Bistecca alla Fiorentina, it comes from a Chianina cow, which is a breed only found in Tuscany. Since It is very difficult to find this specific type of cow and it is quite expensive, most T-bone steaks you order are not a true Bistecca alla Fiorentina.

One warning that coming when ordering this steak is that it is huge! It is mean to be shared at dinner, due to its thickness. The steak also may look undercooked when you order it, but it is cooked only for 3-4 minutes on each side, so if it looks undercooked, it’s perfect! Traditionally the steak is cooked on a wood grill. As for prices of the steak, it is usually a “pay by the kilo” system. The usual portion is one kilo, which sounds as if it is not too expensive, but expect to spend about 40 euros for one kilo!

 

Now that you know the facts, Here are our top 10 places to get Bistecca alla Fiorentina.

 

Coco Lezzone

Location: Via del Parioncino, 26R

Located in the heart of the historic center of florence, this restaurant offers a trattoria atmosphere with an extremely welcoming staff. They pride themselves on their array of traditional Florentine dishes and accurate depiction of a typical Italian meal. Along with the delicious meal, they have a wide variety of wines to pair with your savory, bistecca.

 

Buca Lapi

Location: Via del Trebbio, 1R (near Palazzo Antinori)

This restaurant is one of the oldest restaurants in all of Florence. It was opened in 1880, and still is full of history today. The walls are covered with delicately restored frescoes and and is overlooked by the kitchen. From the outside, it looks like a small cafe, but once inside your mind will be blown. It is recommended that you make a recommendation, but it is worth the wait for this amazing meal.

 

Buca Mario

Location: Piazza Degli Ottaviani, 16R (near the Santa Maria Novella Station)

This place is great for a fancier night out. They are very accommodating for larger parties and even offer larger cuts of fiorentina steak to be shared. They also carry many other delicious menu items that will suit the whole family. One of the most notable aspects of this restaurant is the quality of their Bistecca. They use a high grade of meat than other restaurants do and ensure that it is cooked to perfection.

 

Latini

Location: Via dei Palchetti, 6R

This kitchen prides itself on its ability to bring together all types of people from all over the world. Being the most traditional on this list, it is only fitting that it is still family run from its start. From the traditional cuisine to the wine cellar originals they pair with courses, this place is a one stop shop for some Italian food and culture.

 

Osteria di Giovanni

Location: Via del Moro, 22 (between Santa Maria Novella and Piazza Goldoni)

Di Giovanni is a family owned restaurant with an amazing atmosphere. This is a very nice restaurant with the trattoria feel, but nicer than paper table cloths and hanging garlic. The chef recommends a primi of ribollita (a vegetable soup with pieces of bread and cabbage) and a main course of bistecca for an amazing meal!

 

Mamma Gina

Location: Borgo San Iacopo, 37R (parallel to the Arno river)

This restaurant is considered to be a more touristy spot of Florence due to its location, this is still one of our top choices for Bistecca. It is a very authentic trattoria with an excellent price to quantity ratio. Located right near the Ponte Vecchio, this is the perfect place to get lunch or dinner when visiting Florence.

 

Regina Bistecca

Location: Via Ricasoli 6

Up until a botu a year ago, this restaurant was a bookstore. It was originally founded in 1875 and was one of the most historic book stores in all of Florence. It had been in the same location, run by generations of family up until 2018 when it moved across town. Now the location is a beautiful, traditional restaurant. The owners of the restaurant are keeping all the atmosphere to be true to what it was. Along with beautiful and historic location, this restaurant’s food is amazing!

 

Le Fonticine

Location: Via Nazionale, 79R (a few blocks away from the Santa Maria Novella station)

This is a larger restaurant located right near the main train station of town. At this particular restaurant, once you order a Bistecca alla Fiorentina, they will show you the exact weight and the origin in of the meat that you just bought before they cook it. They also give a little history of the steak before you order it which makes the experience that much better!

 

Trattoria Marione

Location: Via della Spada (near the Santa Maria Novella station)

This small trattoria is a true Italian experience. If you are looking for an evening of italian culture, you are in the right place! This well awarded trattoria offers good prices, nice staff, and fast service. 

It is usually pretty crowded, but there seating in the main room, under the cellar, and outside. Bistecca alla Fiorentina is the most ordered menu item from here, so we’re sure you will love it!

 

Trattoria da Gozzi

Location: Piazza di San Lorenzo, 8R (right next to the church)

This historic trattoria is run by many generations of the Gozzi family. It is only open for lunch and you can not make a reservation, but service is always fast and accurate. Trust us, the wait is worth it! Compared to other restaurants that serve bistecca, this one is very cheaply priced. The menu is also all in Italian so be prepared!

FLORENCE LIGHT FESTIVAL

Since the end of November a festive atmosphere has been building in Florence in anticipation of the annual Florence Light Festival. Twinkling light installations can be seen lining the streets and adorning restaurants and shops.  The massive fir Christmas tree and nativity scene have been positioned in their usual spots in the Piazza Duomo and the preparation all culminated on last Saturday the 8th, when the entire city became illuminated by the commencement of the largest ever F-Light festival. The month long event offers excitement for everyone in the form of video-mapping, projections, art installations, light games, educational activities, special “torchlight” visits to museums, and shows.
This year’s theme, F-Light Your Mind: the thought of Leonardo da Vinci, boasts magnificent displays projected on many historical buildings throughout the city. This theme was chosen by the MUS.E to celebrate the legacy that the artist and scientist left in those respective fields on the 500 year anniversary of his death. It evokes themes of innovation, creativity, mystery, and enlightenment. These displays utilise the famous facades of locations such as the Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Vecchio as canvases for projections that range in topics from important events in Florentine history to the genius of da Vinci’s works.
Apart from the projections on the well loved monuments, there are also special lighting installations intended to shed light on hidden gems in Florence. Included is Piazza della Signoria, where lights shine on the walls and vaults of the Loggia de ‘Lanzi.  A magical, mysterious atmosphere is created by the way the light plays off of the Roman sculptures. This piazza also promotes the City of Florence’s awareness campaign in the form of the hashtag #EnjoyRespectFirenze as well as the F-Light logo and slogan.
Another interesting addition this year is the lighting of a Christmas tree in Piazza Santa Maria Novella and installations in districts outside of the historic center of the city. The decor of the tree is inspired by the architecture of the basilica behind it. In the districts there are installations outlining the five points of the city: the fountain of the Fortezza da Basso, Piazza Niccolò Tommaseo in Settignano, Piazza Elia da Costa, the Isolotto walkway, and the San Donato park in Novoli. Another new aspect included this year are the permanent lighting installations. These include the Basilica of San Miniato and the Piazza Santissima Annunziata and are meant to enhance their beauty, liveliness, and celebrate special occasions such at this holiday season.
The home stadium of the ACF Fiorentina is also part of the festivities. The LED lighting system on the stadium proudly shines the colors of ACF Fiorentina and the four historic districts of Florentine soccer.
The universal energy the festival draws is represented in the flame at the heart of the festival. This symbolizes the light of knowledge as well as the warmth of shared community and heritage the city cultivates. With its beautiful exhibits and historical lessons, the Florence Light Festival is something that must be experienced during the holiday season!
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GUEST EXPERIENCE TESTIMONIAL

Last month we had some of our guests enjoy two of our exclusive experiences during their stay with us.  It is always such an honour to receive emails like the following from happy and satisfied guests and so we just had to share!

“Dear Federico,

I want to send a quick note to thank you for a wonderful vacation.  My mom, daughter and sister had the best time!  We loved staying at the apartment.  The location is great, the hospitality you showed us, the accommodations….everything…just perfect!  One thing we didn’t get a chance to do that we had hoped was to visit the tea shop.  The tea was fantastic!  

The tours you recommended were among our favourite things.  My mom is still talking about the sidecar tour and the wine tour my son and his friend (who had been on other ones) commented to me that tour you arranged on Sunday was the best they had been on!  It is worth noting that the driver (he is in one of the pictures) was terrific!  We had so much fun!  

Everything…every single person…was just great!  

Thank you again.  We are already looking forward to visiting Florence in the future and staying again at the Palazzo Belfiore!

Jodi”

CALCIO STORICO FIORENTINO

June is an exciting time to find yourself in the city of Florence – this weekend especially!

The final match of Calcio Storico Fiorentino is held on this Sunday, June 24, which is the day Florence celebrates its patron saint’s feast day for St. John the Baptist. This day is full of celebration for the people of Florence. Catch the parade through the streets of Florence where you can see the locals dressed in historical costumes as well as all the players of the historic soccer game known as Calcio Storico that begins at Piazza Santa Maria Novella and travels through Florence towards Piazza Santa Croce. The parade starts around 4pm and will lead to the final match that will begin at 5pm between team Rossi of Santa Maria Novella and team Verdi of San Giovanni.

The rich history and culture of this 16th century sport, Calcio Storico Fiorentino, a combination of soccer, rugby, and wrestling is very rough as there seems to be no rules observed at all. All of the matches are held at Piazza Santa Croce which is the traditional location for all the matches of Calcio Storico. There are four teams from the historical neighborhoods of Florence who play each other in two playoffs and then the winners play in the final match. 

The day of festivities ends with a night of fireworks which are launched from Piazzale Michelangelo so if you are in town, make sure you have a good view from the river .

Tickets for the final can be purchased at the Box Office in Via delle Vecchie Carceri 1, Firenze from 11:00am Payment by bancomat, credit card (no AMEX) or debit card.

Maximum 5 tickets can be purchased per person.

WHEN : Sunday24 June 2018

TIME : 5:00pm

WHERE : Piazza Santa Croce

Ticket Prices :

  • Tribuna onore centrale  € 80
  • Tribuna onore laterale   € 60
  • Tribuna numerata         € 40
  • Tribune popolari           € 29

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