Top Cultural Events in Florence


Florence makes no exception when it comes to offering a wide and interesting variety of cultural events. Being one of the most important cities in Italy, especially from a tourist point of view, Florenceis a lively place, full of local and international artistic and cultural events. Therefore before booking your tickets to this amazing destination, maybe it is better to go through the below article, which offers useful information on Top Cultural Events in Florence.

Pitti Immagine


Pitti Immagine is an important reference for the entire Italian fashion industry. It is here that all the major events in the domain take place and it is also here where the most popular trends are established. Pitti Immagine organizes apart from these kinds of events, international workshops, exhibitions, communication events and cultural initiatives related to the area of fashion as an aesthetical expression and global evolution of tastes.

Pitti for men are held up in June and November, Pitti for your house takes place from January to February and Pitti Leather Fashion is organized in September and February.

Fochi di San Giovanni (St.John’s Fireworks)

St. John’s Fireworks is celebrated on the 24th of June, when the Florentines dedicate this day to the patron saint of their city, San Giovanni. The whole commercial activities of the city are stopped and locals get out on the streets to admire the exhibitions from all over the city.

The day begins with a Historic Parade held in Piazza della Signoria, continuing with the offering of candles for the patron. In the afternoon the celebration continues with what the locals call “historic Florentine soccer”, held in Piazza della Croce.  The historic soccer is a rather violent version of the medieval football, which nowadays would be categorized as a mixture of rugby, wrestling and soccer.

In the evening make sure you get to Piazzale Michelangelo, the central point of the traditional fireworks that start at10pm. Just get there a little earlier to find a perfect nice spot.

Maggio Fiorentino (Florentine May)

This amazing event takes place from April to June and is dedicated to music and music lovers. It is the oldest festival in Europe, first organized in 1937. You can attend it at Municipal Theater in Florence. Just buy a ticket in advance and get ready for the time of your life.

Some other Top cultural Events in Florence are: the Florence Biennale for contemporary art and the international crafts show. Don’t miss any of them. It will complete your holiday and will give you a better insight on the Italian culture.

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