Estate Fiorentina is back in grand style, a kermesse of events for all tastes that will enliven the city for four months, from June to September.
The title of this edition will be 'Tre passi avanti' (Three steps forward), a tribute to the Bandabardò and its frontman, Erriquez, who passed away last year: opening concert on 27 May at the Anfiteatro delle Cascine. Many other events will revive the Florentine culture of the 1980s, between new-wave theatre and music.
The Firenze Rocks concerts, events of great international appeal are scheduled from 16 to 19 June at the Visarno Arena @Cascine: Greenday, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Muse, Metallica will be on stage. A prelude, also at the Visarno Arena, will be the Vasco Rossi concert on 3 June. The Musart festival, in the exclusive venue of Piazza Santissima Annunziata (13-26 July) will host artists such as Vinicio Capossela, Roberto Bolle and Riccardo Cocciante.
On the Festival side, let us mention: Secret Florence, discovering a lesser-known Florence (4-15 June), Firenze dall'alto (Florence from above, concerts on the viewing terraces, from July to September), the Florence Jazz Festival (14-18 September), Genius Loci-Basilica di Santa Croce, with the participation of Fiorella Mannoia and Angelo Branduardi (22-24 September). As far as open-air cinema is concerned: Apriti Cinema (Uffizi loggia, 27 June-7 August) and the festival at the cloister of the Museo Novecento. Florence Dance Festival is also back, from 22 June to 24 July. Interesting events, dedicated to dialogue between different cultures, are the Festival au désert (Parco delle Cascine, 21-23 September) and Copula Mundi (Parco del Mensola, 16-18 September); Cirk Fantastic, shows and re-visitations of circus arts, from 8 to 18 September.
Many initiatives linked to the world of books and literature: La città dei lettori (meetings, readings, conferences, from 9 to 12 June at Villa Bardini) and Le piazze dei libri: 4 squares (Repubblica, Duomo, Santa Maria Novella, Strozzi) transformed into as many literary salons and 'open-air bookshops' from 5 to 10 July. A special review, Letteratura1922-2022, will be dedicated to the memory of great writers (Pasolini, Fenoglio, Manganelli) whose birth-centenary is celebrated this year.
The evenings of Estate Fiorentina continue in 13 open-air venues, including in those in cooler and more suburban areas of the city featuring a rich programme.
Please check the complete calendar on the official website: Estate Fiorentina.