Florence does not have the musical cachet of Milan, Venice, Naples, or Rome, but there are two symphony orchestras and a fine music school in Fiesole, as well as a modern opera house. The city’s theaters are respectable, and most major touring companies stop in town. Get tickets to all cultural events online, or buy in person at Box Office, Via delle Vecchie Carceri 1 (www.boxofficetoscana.it; tel. 055/210-804).

Many classical chamber music performances are sponsored by the Amici della Musica (www.amicimusicafirenze.it; tel. 055/607-440), so check their website to see what’s on while you are here. Their venue is often historic Teatro della Pergola, where Verdi’s opera “Macbeth” premiered in 1847; prices range 15€ to 28€. The restored Art Deco Odeon Firenze (Piazza Strozzi; www.odeonfirenze.com; tel. 055/214-068) theater shows the latest movies in their original language (8.50€).
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