Events

Fireworks in Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

Scoppio del Carro

A cart of fireworks is exploded in front of the cathedral in Piazza del Duomo at 11am on Easter Sunday.
Religious in Florence

Festa delle Rificolone

During the Festival of the Paper Lanterns children carrying lanterns, accompanied by drummers, sbandieratori (flag throwers), musicians and others in medieval dress, process through the streets from Piazza di Santa …
Performing Arts in Florence

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Italy's oldest arts festival features world-class performances of theatre, classical music, jazz, opera and dance. Events are staged at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
Cultural in Florence

Festa di Anna Maria Medici

Florence's Feast of Anna Maria Medici marks the death in 1743 of the last Medici, Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, with a costumed parade from Palazzo Vecchio to her tomb in the Cappelle Medicee.
Religious in Santa Croce

Festa di San Giovanni

Florence celebrates its patron saint, John, with a calcio storico (historic football) match on Piazza di Santa Croce and fireworks over Piazzale Michelangelo.