A cart of fireworks is exploded in front of the cathedral on Piazza del Duomo at 11am on Easter Sunday.
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 …
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 and other key venues across the city.
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.
Florence celebrates its patron saint, John, with a calcio storico (historic football) match on Piazza di Santa Croce and fireworks over Piazzale Michelangelo.