Florentine Summer of 2015: events in the city

The Florentine summer returns, with the usual festival, filled with events and performances that unite a rich program – from cinema to live music, from theater to dance and to performances – uniting emerging or great artist’s names in order to create spaces of culture all over the city. The summer of 2015 will last for six months: it started in May and will end in October, covering this way the entire exhibiting period of Expo Milano. Other 700 events, separated in five thematic areas that will include cinema and visual arts, music, literature, theater, dance, design will take place.

In this issue Florence is…

by Anna Balzani – Editor in chief (Twitter: @AnnaBalzani) Un’estate, quella del 2015, all’insegna della musica e dell’arte, perlomeno se siete a Firenze! Un’Estate Fiorentina iniziata a maggio e...

Red Hook Criterium

This is not classical cycling, but is invoked by the design of the bicycle; the bicycles don’t have breaks and they slow down by the use of pedals; the audience and the circuit are nearly tackled numerous times at very high speed, this being the track bike crit, racing bikes with no brakes. Street circuits in the dark of the night, at a very high speed, spectacular falls and the idea of turning everything into a real Olympic sport recognized by the UCI, are the characteristics of track bike crit a competition between fashion and sport.

May 23rd: the martyrdom of Savonarola

May 23rd, 1498. A tribune, set up on the steps of the Palazzo della Signoria, at the corner occupied now by Neptune, receives the highest city authorities, two envoys of the Pope, and a few dozen friars. A large crowd is waiting on the other side of the square. Around the scaffold there are straws and firewood being placed. Savonarola and two of his associates, Silvestro Maruffi and Domenico Buonvicini, were found guilty of heresy and schism. They are escorted in front of the grandstand where the reading of the judgment and undressing takes place: their hands, faces and heads are being shaved, and they are stripped of their Dominican clothes and covered with small white robes.

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