New York University Florence’s 13th edition of The Season at Villa La Pietra, was a summer celebration of creative collaborations conducted throughout the grounds of the 15th century villa and its extraordinary and scenographic gardens from May 31 through August 4, 2017. World-renowned actors, writers, musicians and artists gathered to work collaboratively across disciplines and to present a range of professional performances including classical compositions and concerts, theatre performances, the reading of new works and a visual arts exhibition.

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Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria

May 31 2017 / 21:00 / Limonaia

As part of the worldwide celebrations of Monteverdi's 450th birthday, The Season presents excerpts from the opera, performed... Learn More >

Writers Reading: Mark Bibbins, Maaza Mengiste, Alexander Chee and Catherine Barnett

Jun 06 2017 / 18:00 / Pomario

Internationally celebrated fiction writers and poets read from their works. Mark Bibbins, Maaza Mengiste, Alexander... Learn More >

Writers Reading, La Scolta and Le Passioni dell’Anima

Jun 07 2017 / 19:00 / Villa La Pietra and Pomario

A concert based on two compositions by Roberto Scarcella Perino: Le passioni dell’anima from a libretto by Federica Anichini, and La... Learn More >

The Writers’ Season I – La Stagione degli Scrittori I, 2017

Jun 08 2017 / 18:00 / Pomario

Dialogues and readings with contemporary American and Italian writers curated by writer and NYU Florence lecturer Alessandro Raveggi. Dialoghi... Learn More >

The Writers’ Season II – La Stagione degli Scrittori II, 2017

Jun 09 2017 / 18:00 / Pomario

Dialogues and readings with contemporary American and Italian writers by writer and NYU Florence lecturer Alessandro Raveggi. Dialoghi e... Learn More >

The Odyssey – Everyone’s Seeking Something

Jun 12 2017 / 21:00 / The Continuum Theater

The Odyssey - Everyone's Seeking Something is an imaginative retelling of the Odyssey, written by Naomi ... Learn More >


Jun 16 2017 / 21:00 / Limonaia

To mark the 30th anniversary of Primo Levi’s death, Jacob Olesen performs a stage... Learn More >

The Pirate Who Does Not Know the Value of PI

Jun 19 2017 / 18:00 / Sala da Ballo

Reading and performance by the author Eugene Ostashevsky. A poem-novel about challenges in communication between pirates and parrots... Learn More >

Sammy Davis, Jr.:I’ve Gotta Be Me

Jun 20 2017 / 18:00 / Sala da Ballo

World Premiere - A PBS biographical film from the acclaimed American Masters series, to be broadcasted in the winter of... Learn More >

Sogno Rapporto di Colore

Jun 22 2017 / 19:30 / Gardens Villa La Pietra

A journey of dreams in illuminated colors in a site-specific evening of art, dance, drama, music, and meditation at Villa La Pietra... Learn More >

The Imaginary Invalid

Jun 27 2017 / 21:00 / Teatrino

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO TUESDAY, JUNE 27 The NYU Tisch School of the Arts Commedia dell’Arte students present a... Learn More >

Regarding Women in the Acton Collection

Jun 26 2017 / 18:30 / Villa La Pietra

Inauguration of an art exhibition organized by Ellyn Toscano (Opened June 25 - December 14, 2017) by five international artists... Learn More >

Imani Uzuri: Come On In The Prayer Room

Jun 28 2017 / 20:30 / Garden Villa La Pietra

Imani Uzuri presents her experimental work-in-progress visual, performative, and sonic installation entitled Come On In The Prayer Room, inspired by visual... Learn More >

The Merchant of Venice

Jun 29 2017 / 21:00 / Limonaia

Witness four actors play over fifteen characters in this scrappy production of Shakespeare’s dark comedy. Originally staged in a Chelsea... Learn More >


Jun 30 2017 / 13:00 / Courtyard, Palazzo Strozzi

The NYU Tisch School of the Arts Commedia dell’Arte students perform a musical procession that retells the story of Medusa... Learn More >

The Sir Harold Acton Anniversary Concerts 2017

Aug 04 2017 / 21:00 / Limonaia

Concert featuring Claire Chase, Flautist and Director of the International Contemporary Ensemble Anthony McGill, Principal Clarinet, New York... Learn More >

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