Events in Florence during the Italian language course
April is definitely one of the best months to visit Florence. The celebrations begin after the Easter Sunday with a festival called - Scoppio del Carro, that is, a traditional explosion of fireworks and a procession in medieval costumes. If the fireworks will be successful, throughout the next year the city's inhabitants will live in happiness, prosperity and prosperity.
If you like ice cream, you will surely enjoy the 5-day Florentine Craft Ice Festival, which also takes place in April.
For lovers of art and culture, one of the most important festivals will be the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. This festival is dedicated to opera, theater, drama, classical music and dance. The concerts take place from May 5 to July 13.
For all residents of Florence, one of the most important holidays is June 24 - the feast of the patron saint of the city - Saint John. Also on this date the Calcio Storico Fiorentino, a brutal historical ball game in 16th century costumes takes place. There are no rules and the victory in this tournament is very prestigious. The city also organizes performances and a fireworks display in honor of Saint John on that day.
Festa della Rificolona is one of the most picturesque events in Florence. This is the oldest festival, which dates back to the tenth century. The colorfully dressed procession with lanterns takes place on the eve of the birth of the Virgin Mary. In the Santissima Annunziata square there are games, competitions and a fair.
The month of September is also ideal for traveling to Florence for wine lovers who want to see the harvest and making the new "novello" wine. There are also numerous wine events and celebrations and parades like the Carro Matto.
Amici della Musica is a music event for friends of music that begins in October. If you prefer art to music the 1st Sunday of each month is a Free Museum Day – a chance to visit The Bardini Museum, Uffizi, Duomo museum, and David’s statue in the Galleria dell’Accademia.
For cinema lovers, the most important event will undoubtedly be Festa Dei Popoli, a film festival that takes place in November.
At the beginning of December, there is a festive atmosphere and many opportunities to do Christmas shopping at Christmas fairs and markets.