Events Florence Italy
Various important events, some of international importance, take place in Florence in the course of the year.
In the city that produced modern melodrama, there is the long-established and world-renowned Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, a festival of classical music, opera and ballet held in spring.
The season of opera and symphonic music at the Teatro Comunale is also very important.
The city also plays host to a number of important international fashion fairs: Pitti Immagine, Pitti Uomo, Pitti Bimbo and Pitti Filati take place twice a year in the exhibition centre of the Fortezza da Basso.
Florence also stages a number of traditional events dating back centuries.
One of these is Calcio in Costume, a medieval form of football in period dress; it now takes the form of a competition between the city’s four historic neighbourhoods, organized in three games played in June.
The 24th of the same month is the feast day of St John, the patron saint of the city, during which there is a spectacular firework display.
Another important and very ancient tradition is the Scoppio del Carro (“Explosion of the Cart”) on Easter Sunday morning. A cart pulled by white oxen processes through the city centre, coming to a halt in front of the cathedral, where its load of crackers and fireworks are then set off.
During the winter you can enjoy yourself skate on ice in front of the church of Santa Croce opened till late in the night. During late Spring and all Summer when nights are quite warm in every square of the town there are events, such as concerts, or representation with always a bar where you can reresh yourself.
In this section of the web site the more important manifestations and the more interesting events in Florence.
The events and manifestations of tourist importance. Popular extensions, festivals, inaugurations, festivities, conventions, conferences, folklore, sports events... Suggestions for your travels and your vacations.
The subdivision in type of manifestation allows to fastly find the best of the panorama events in Florence and surroundings (Tuscany region).
In the left column you will be able to find many links, clicking on link of the your interest you'll view the list of events.
Extensions: the most important extensions in Florence and in Italy.
Fairs: the fairs organized by public and private agencies.
Festivals: one list of Festivals in Florence, in Tuscany and Italy.
Folklore: the folkloristic events like medieval festivities, country festivities and local traditions.
Theatres Shows: the theatres shows in in programming in the theatres and the theatres to the open.
Festivities: the previewed festivities in Florence and in all Italy.
Typical Markets: the typical markets, when and where they are made, the types of market.
Courses: the course of whichever kind organizes in Florence and province.
Local Traditions: the program of the main local traditions.
Conferences: the conferences and the organized conferences in the Hotels and in the appropriate stands.
Concerts: all the live concerts in programming.
Other events: other type of events not present in the previous sections.