Florence does not have the musical cachet or grand opera houses of Milan, Venice, or Rome, but there are two symphony orchestras and a fine music school in Fiesole. The city’s public theaters are respectable, and most major touring companies stop in town on their way through Italy. Get tickets to all cultural and musical events online; they will send an e-mail with collection instructions—or buy in person at Box Office, Via delle Carceri 1 (www.boxofficetoscana.it; (tel) 055-210-804).
Many performances staged in private halls and other spaces are sponsored by the Amici della Musica (www.amicimusica.fi.it; (tel) 055-607-440), so check their website to see what “hidden” concert might be on while you are here.
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