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Florence Events, Italy

Florence is a lively city, full of local and international artistic and cultural events. If you are planning a trip to Florence when one of these events is taking place, remember to book your room in one of the hotels in Florence that we recommend well in advance.

Florence International Biennale for Contemporary Art: December
The Florence Biennale for contemporary art is a recent event on the Florence scene, but it has already become enormously successful: in the 2002 edition, there were 600 artists, including painters, sculptors, digital artists and video art creators from all over the world.

Internazionale Crafts Show: April-May
This international crafts show, organized each year, is set in the beautiful surroundings of Fortezza da Basso. The event wishes to increase the value of the craftwork heritage from an economic and cultural point of view.

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino: from April to June
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino is an international festival entirely dedicated to music that is held in the Municipal Theater in Florence. It was organized for the first time in 1937 and is one of the oldest festivals in Europe.

San Giovanni Fireworks: 24 June
For centuries, Florence has celebrated the birth of St John the Baptist, the city's patron saint, with a full programme of celebrations and amazing fireworks displays.

Pitti Immagine
For fifty years, Pitti Immagine has been an international window for Italian fashion, a reference point for the development of the Made in Italy industry in the world, thanks to the creation of the several annual events that take place. Here are just a few:

  • Pitti Uomo - Mens Fashion: January and June
  • Pitti Bimbo - Childrens fashion: January and June
  • Pitti Filati - Textiles and fabric collections: February and July
  • Pitti Fragranze - Perfumes: September

Calcio Storico Fiorentino ("Calcio in Costume")
June 19, 24 and 28, in Piazza Santa Croce, 500 players in sixteenth century costume will challenge each other; the teams represent the 4 districts of the center of Florence. It is an event that attracts many people, preceded by a colorful parade in costume.

The cavalcade of the Three King
The day of the Epiphany, January 6, a historical procession starts at Palazzo Pitti, passing the Piazza della Signoria to reach the Duomo. It is the ancient reenactment of the visit of the Three Wise Men who came to bring their gifts to the Messiah.

Tutto Sposi
From October 30 to November 7, 2010, Florence's Fortezza da Basso hosts the new edition of Tutto Sposi. An event for all future brides and grooms offering everything they need for their special day.

Festival dei Popoli - International Documentary Film Festival
The Festival dei Popoli offers a broad overview on documentaries, revealing the various facets and their always renewed ability to narrate reality, proposing images of people and countries, portraits of men and women, stories from all over the world.


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