Here is a more detailed program of what is going on in Florence tonight in celebration of 150 years since the unification of Italy, called Notte Tricolore, or Tricolor Night in honor of the Italian flag!
19.00 Concert by the Orchestra a Plettro Ottocento Toscano
19.30/22.00 Artistic exhibit by the Accademia delle Belle Arti di Firenze
20.30 Concert by the Orchestra Filarmonica Gioacchino Rossini
21.00 Show “Viva l’Italia” by Aldo Cazzullo inside the Salone dei Cinquecento in Palazzo Vecchio, in collaboration with the Teatro Stabile di Verona
21.30 Parade in historical costume by the Florentine Republic with flag throwing exhibition by the Bandierai degli Uffizi
22.00 Performance by the MaggioDanza
00.30 Fireworks from Palazzo Vecchio
19.00/02.00 The song of the Elements. Florentine artisan for the Italian flag – high quality workshops and lab workshops will be hosted in the square by the Fondazione di Firenze per l’Artigianato Artistico in collaboration with CNA Firenze, Confederazione Nazionale Artigianato Piccola e Media Impresa, Confartigianato Imprese Firenze.
Piazza S. Croce
19.00 Gira l’Italia: activities for families with children by the Laboratorio d’arte of the Palazzo delle Esposizioni e Scuderie from the Quirinale in Rome
19.00/00.00 Là dove ‘l sì suona. Azioni sulla Divina Commedia will be readings from the Divine Comedy by All’improvviso Dante – 100 verses for Florence
19.30/22.00 “Alla ricerca del fiorentino d’oggi” by the dell’Accademia della Crusca
20.30 Gira l’Italia: activities for families with children by the Laboratorio d’arte of the Palazzo delle Esposizioni e Scuderie from the Quirinale in Rome
21.00 Lo stravizzo delle parole. Linguistic games with Emanuele Baldi by the dell’Accademia della Crusca
23.00 Music concert by Funk Off and Sound Street Band
Both the Museum in Palazzo Vecchio and all of the State museums (including Uffizi and Accademia) will be open until 1.00 a.m.
Show “Notte italiana” by Maurizio Scaparro at the Teatro della Pergola at 21.00
Organ concert by the Conservatorio di Musica L. Cherubini in Basilica S. Croce at 21.00
Concert by the military corps of the Italian Red Cross at the Conservatorio di Musica L. Cherubini at 21.00
Palazzo Aperto: exhibits and music by the Tuscany Regional Council in Palazzo Panciatichi e Bastogi from 20.00/01.00
Fanfare by the Associazione Nazionale Bersaglieri-Sezione Aldo Marzi of Florence at 21.30
Film on the Italian unification by Regione Toscana and Fondazione Sistema Toscana
Enjoy the celebrations! And remember March 17 is a holiday but State museums will be open and the following will have special exhibits: Bargello, Costume Gallery, Modern Art Gallery, Petraia Medici Villa, Poggio a Caiano Medici Villa, Castello Medici Villa garden and the Orsanmichele museum (generally closed).
About Lourdes Flores
An American living in Florence for over 10 years, Lourdes continues to explore and discover new places in Tuscany with the eyes of a tourist but with the experience of living in Italy. She shares her experiences on this blog and website, particularly offering lots of travel planning help on the Forum!