15th August in Florence: City Events
First, at the Fortezza da Basso will be the final evening of the Fortress Summer 2011, the Summer Festival in Florence dedicated to music, culture, theater, literature. The evening of 15th August will be accompanied with the alternative Latin rock Belgrave at the space “Piazza Puccini” and also wiht the screening of “August Holidays ” by Paolo Virzì at the Lorraine Quarter Courtyard.
For gourmets, however, the “Taste of Square” near the Piazzale Michelangelo is the appointment with the “Fish Festival”: a menu of simple dishes and ingredients carefully selected and based on the season. This is one of the many festivals, like the bruschetta or the porcini mushrooms, which happens to Piazzale Taste of Florence during the summer: a sort of “permante festival” of Tuscan flavors.
For lovers of art and culture, Florence is always full of surprises, even in August. At the Museo degli Argenti in Palazzo Pitti, visit the exhibition “Treasury of the Kremlin”: more than 100 exhibits from the prestigious Moscow Kremlin Museum, the richest collection of the oldest Russian museum, which includes the crown jewels and some objects related to the court of the biggest names Tsar of Russia.
At the Boboli Gardens you can find the personal exhibition of Paola Epifani (aka Rabarama) – Body in Art and Performance Art – titled “ANTICOnforme”. The exhibition presents forty works in white Carrara marble and painted bronze, all large, scattered, as well as in the Boboli Gardens, between the park of the Royal Mews, straws and Piazza Pitti.
Finally, in the heart of the Uffizi in Florence, also in August will open the exhibition “Vasari, the Uffizi Gallery and the Duke”, which presents the progressive construction of structures that Cosimo I had imagined as the site for so-called Courts and Arts.
Florence never stops to be attractive: if you plan to spend the August here, book your room at the center of the city with Ars Hotels!