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Every Easter Sunday, a parade with colorful carts explode with a show of fireworks and pyrotechnics to symbolize a new beginning and a new life – the tradition of passing the fire from Jerusalem. Today it is the Florence annual festival called Scoppio del Carro.
If you may be adventuring through Florence in late spring and are looking for an unique entertainment experience, then consider the Maggio Musicale, guaranteed to provide any visitor with a magnificent time and perfect example of the importance of music in Florentine culture.
The Florentine New Year, held in March, is a great way to observe a large and energetic festival of local culture and color. With a gigantic parade, street feasts, splendid music and art, entertainment of all sorts, and more, the celebration is one not to be missed.
Featuring special events such as the “explosion of the cart”, Easter in Florence is known as one of the best and unique ways to experience the beautiful city. The city provides many Easter activities, creating an ideal stop for any Italy visitor.
The Florence Epiphany is celebrated in different ways, known as the last celebration of Christmas. During this time in Florence there will be many events and festivities held, celebrating the story of the magi, nobel and wise kings and their significance during Christmas.
The Festival dei Popoli, Florence’s international documentary film festival showcases both student and professional films for the second year in a row on November 12-19.
For all of those who are lovers of Italian art, the Santa Croce Basilica offers the best of the best. Since the restoration of the main Chapel of the Basilica, the sights are even greater and more splendid, featuring great scaffolding from which you can view magnificent frescoes.
Since it was launched in 1959 by Mario and Giuseppe Bellini, The Biennial Antique Exhibition in Florence has grown to be the most significant Italian art exhibition in the world. This year marks the 27th event and is to be held October 1-9 2011 at the Palazzo Corsini.
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