While the official calendar has yet to be released, we do know that this year’s edition of “white night“, a cultural marathon of special events running from the evening of April 30th and running through the night on to the 1st of May, will have the “Black Night” as theme with MUSIC at its heart.
Early events in the evening should include several activities for families with children, events taking place in unused city buildings and in spaces that are not well-known in order for people to “discover” them. For now, we do know that these museums will have special openings for the evening and through May 1st so that you can start preparing your evening’s plan of attack (these two with fre entrance):
Bargello – from 8pm to midnight
Medici Chapels – from 8pm to midnight
On Friday, May 1st, you can visit:
the Boboli Gardens, Silver Museum and Costume Gallery at the Pitti Palace and the Bardini Garden – from 8:15am to 6:30pm (paid entrance)
Bargello – from 8:15am to 1:50pm (paid entrance)
Palazzo Davanzati – from 8:15am to 1:50pm (paid entrance)
Orsanmichele Church – from 10am to 5pm (free)
Andrea del Sarto Last Supper – from 8:15am to 1:50pm (free)
The Medici Villas of La Petraia (8:15am-6:30pm), the garden at the villa in Castello (8:15am-6:30pm), the villa at Poggio a Caiano (8:15am-6:30pm) and the villa in Cerreto Guidi (9am-6pm) (free).
Noticeably absent from the list of special openings is the Uffizi and Accademia museums, whose staff were not available to work on May 1st, which we should remember is Labor Day. If we have the chance to spend the night and day outside and enjoying it, it is due to the hard work of those who will work on that day to make sure we can be entertained and fed.
The official site for White Night in Florence should be updated soon, we will keep you updated!
UPDATE 28/04/15: The program for the night is ONLINE – check it out here: http://www.nottebiancafirenze.it/programma_2015.html
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!