May in Florence : Maggio a Firenze

Brunelleschi's dome of Santa Maria del Fiore glistens in the sunlight after a May shower Here at Florence-On-Line we are officially proclaiming May a transition month in the tourism calendar. It is a ...
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May in Florence : Maggio a Firenze

In This Month in Florence:
duomo-after-a-rain-shower.jpeg Brunelleschi's dome of Santa Maria del Fiore glistens in the sunlight after a May shower Here at Florence-On-Line we are officially proclaiming May a transition month in the tourism calendar. It is a great time to visit Florence - the weather is warming up, outdoor vendors have returned to the piazzas, the flower gardens are in bloom, and the city is beginning to get ready for the major events of... read more.

Ponte Vecchio Will Undergo Renovations

In Allora (our blog):
ponte-vecchio-dusk.JPG The upcoming restoration of the Ponte Vecchio will be the first of it's kind for one of the world's most famous spans. This endeavor aims to return the bridge to its former glory by addressing typical weather-related wear and tear it has endured over the centuries. Although structurally sound, the bridge requires attention to combat issues like algae growth, atmospheric deposits, and erosion. The... read more.

April in Florence : Aprile a Firenze

In This Month in Florence:
scoppio-del-carro.JPG April is a very busy month in Florence, with the biggest event of course being Easter (Pasqua) and all the fanfare surrounding it. One of the most unique celebrations of Easter in Florence is the "scoppio del carro", or in English, the "explosion of the cart" (of St. John the Baptist). The cart itself is also known as "Il Brindellone", which is also the name of a great Florentine trattoria. Thi... read more.

Fallen Angel: The Powerful Work of Anselm Kiefer Lands in Florence

In Allora (our blog):
anselm-kiefer-fallen-angels.jpg March 22 to July 21, 2024 Arguably one of the greatest artists of the last thirty years, Anselm Kiefer has a major new exhibition at the iconic Palazzo Strozzi in the heart of Florence. "Anselm Kiefer. Fallen Angel" immerses viewers in the profound, layered work of the German master through paintings, sculptures, installations, and photographs, spanning his pioneering career. Curated by Palazzo S... read more.

The Firenze Flower Show

In Events in Florence:
firenze-flower-show.jpeg The Firenze Flower Show is an annual market exhibition showcasing rare and unusual plants, set to take place on April 6 and 7, 2024, at the beautiful Giardino Corsini in Florence. This spring event, now in its seventh edition, will feature top exhibitors from across Italy, offering two days filled with fun and learning about high-quality horticulture and gardening. Attendees can also enjoy free si... read more.


Liberation Day in Florence: Celebrating Freedom and Resistance

In Events in Florence:
liberation-day-wreath-piazza-unita.jpg Every April 25th, Italy commemorates Liberation Day (Festa della Liberazione), marking the country's hard-won freedom at the end of World War II and the Nazi occupation. While the day is celebrated across the nation with parades, ceremonies, and cultural events, the historic city of Florence has its own powerful connection to the Italian Resistance movement that makes the occasion particularly poi... read more.

The Explosion of The Cart of St. John, Easter Sunday in Florence

In Events in Florence:
cart-of-st-john-piazza-duomo-pasqua.JPG If you want to witness one of the more interesting and exciting rituals of Easter in Florence, than the "Explosion of The Cart" or "Scoppio del Carro" (the cart itself is also known as "il Brindellone" or the "Cart of St. John") is a must see event on Easter Sunday in Piazza del Duomo. Here is an excellent video of the entire procession, with drummers, flag throwers, the arrival of the church lea... read more.

Florence Half Marathon

In Events in Florence:
florence-half-marathon.jpg The Florence Half Marathon is an annual event that usually takes place in April. This year the event is on April 7th. Every year, running enthusiasts from across the globe converge upon the stone streets and picturesque landmarks of Florence to participate in this remarkable race. Organized by the Florence Marathon Association, the Florence Half Marathon isn't just about the thrill of competit... read more.

Penthouse of Palazzo Grifoni for Sale

In Allora (our blog):
palazzo-grifoni-vendita-firenze.jpg Not something that happens every day, but a floor of the historic Palazzo Grifoni on Piazza Santissima Annunziata is for sale. I couldn't imagine living in such a historic palazzo with that view of Piazza Santissima Annunziata every day - che meraviglia! ... read more.

Festa della Donna

In Events in Florence:
mimosa-flowers-festa-della-donna.JPG Each year on March 8th, International Women's Day is celebrated throughout the world. The first International Women's Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women's groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day. Italian's call this day the "Festa della ... read more.

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