Biennale dell'Antiquariato di Firenze

BIAF - Florence International Antiques Fair

This great Fair is one of the most appreciated events by lovers of Antiques and Art. It’s going to take place from September 24 to October 2 in its traditional venue: the picturesque, 17-century residence of Palazzo Corsini, by Arno river.

In the princely halls of the palace, expertly set up by Matteo Corvino, 80 renowned international galleries are going to exhibit over 4.500 artworks: paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, jewels and design pieces, by Italian artists as well as by foreign ones. The dating ranges from Etruscan and Roman Ages, to Middle Ages, from Renaissance to the 20th century. 

The BIAF is not an event exclusively meant for antiquarians and collectionists, its intent is to give everybody the opportunity to admire beautiful artworks and antique pieces. Visit the official website for more details.

This year’s edition, the 32nd (the first one was in 1959), is taking place during the Florence Art Week, a period rich in events.

In fact, during this week, many exhibitions are getting inaugurated: one at Palazzo Strozzi, dedicated to Olafur Eliasson (September 22) and two installations as well as a photographic exhibition by Henry Moore in different locations of the city. Tony Cragg is at Museo Novecento; while “Passione Novecento. Da Paul Klee a Damien Hirst" is starting at Palazzo Medici Riccardi (September 24).