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There is so much happening throughout the year in Florence, with near constant celebrations and events surrounding its rich history, culture, and traditions.

Spring brings the spectacular Scoppio del Carro ceremony on Easter Sunday, while June features the unique Calcio Storico - a historic revival of medieval-style football played in traditional costume. The Festa della Rificolona in September fills the streets with glowing lantern displays. As the holidays approach, the city is adorned with twinkling lights and Christmas markets, while also remembering the tragic 1966 flood anniversary in early November. The world-famous Pitti Uomo fashion events kick off the new year in January. From religious festivals to sporting spectacles and wine celebrations, Florence provides an array of authentic local experiences for visitors to immerse themselves in the city's vibrant heritage.


At Florence-On-Line we strive to keep these important annual events up to date with the proper dates and times each year. If you see a mistake or an old date, please let us know!

May in Florence : Maggio a Firenze

duomo-after-a-rain-shower.jpeg Wednesday, May 1, 2024: 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.

April in Florence : Aprile a Firenze

scoppio-del-carro.JPG Monday, Apr 1, 2024: 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.

March in Florence : Marzo a Firenze

florence-sunset-march.JPG Friday, Mar 1, 2024: The sun setting behind San Frediano in Cestello, March, 2013 March in Florence unveils the city in a new light, blending the remnants of winter with the promise of spring. This enchanting time offers visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of history, art, and cultural festivities that make Florence a perennial favorite among travelers. The Weather March brings a transition ... read more.

February in Florence : Febbraio a Firenze

neptune-fountain-february.JPG Wednesday, Jan 31, 2024: While it may be the "slowest" month for tourists, Florence presents a unique charm during the month of February, and if a little cold and rain don't put you off (and who knows - it could also be sunny and warm!), it is a great time to visit. Outside of the hustle and bustle of peak tourist seasons, Florence in February offers a more intimate experience of its rich cultural heritage, breathtaking l... read more.

December in Florence : Dicembre a Firenze

florence-in-snow.jpeg Friday, Dec 1, 2023: Florence in the snow as seen from San Miniato al Monte in 2009 December is a special time to be in Florence - the winter light makes for fantastic sunsets, and the Arno can be very still at times, providing some great picture taking opportunities. The city is always lit up and decorated, giving the whole center a festive and magical feeling. There are Christmas markets everywhere, and if you are ... read more.


November in Florence : Novembre a Firenze

piazza-santa-trinita-flood-1966.jpg Posted on Wednesday, Nov 1, 2023: Florence marks the beginning and end of November with a huge historical anniversary, and an international sporting event: the somber remembrance of one of this cities worst tragedies, the epic Flood of 1966 on November 4th, contrasted by the lively Firenze Marathon, traditionally held near the month's end. This year's race takes place on Sunday, November 26th. In between there is the annual Olive... read more.

October in Florence : Ottobre a Firenze

ceramics-heiner-bauer.jpg Posted on Sunday, Oct 1, 2023: Some wonderful events (and usually impeccable weather) await the visitors to and residents of Florence in October, including one of our favorite annual events, the Fiera della Ceramica (ceramics festival) in Piazza Santissima Annunziata Piazza Santa Croce (for the first time in 2023). Major October events in Florence: The major religious event of the month is the Feast of St. Reparata, annually o... read more.

September in Florence : Settembre a Firenze

rificolona-lantern.jpg Posted on Friday, Sep 1, 2023: September in Florence is one of our favorite months: the weather cools off, there is the magical Festa della Rificolona in Piazza Santissima Annuziata, and multiple outstanding wine events, including the Carro Matto in Florence, Vino al Vino in Panzano, and the Expo del Chianti Classico in Greve. Festa della Rificolona Each year on the evening of September 7th is the Festa della Rificolona. This i... read more.

Summer in Florence : Estate a Firenze

boboli-gardens.JPG Posted on Saturday, Jul 1, 2023: Summer in Florence is full of things to do, and "Ferragosto" (the tradition of taking off the last two weeks of August and closing everything down*) is not as extreme as it can be (or used to be) in other Italian cities, since so many tourist focused businesses stay open now to cater to the clientele that visits this time of year. Besides the obvious visiting of churches and museums, which usuall... read more.

January in Florence : Gennaio a Firenze

pitti-uomo-attendee.jpg Posted on Monday, Jan 1, 2024: Florentine fashion icon Wanny Di Filippo, founder of Il Bisonte, at Pitti Uomo Like every other month of the year there is a lot going on in Florence, but the killer event each January is Pitti Uomo. The fashion world pretty much dominates the city for the whole month, with the "beautiful people" popping up everywhere for events, parties, and of course, the major trade exhibition at the Fortezza ... read more.

June in Florence : Giugno a Firenze

calcio-storico-piazza-santa-croce.JPG Posted on Thursday, Jun 1, 2023: There is one historical event that overshadows all others in June in Florence - the "Calcio Storico" or "Calcio in Costume". This is a medieval tradition which has taken place in the city with only minor breaks for centuries. It is a semi-polarizing event for Florentines and not without recent controversy, including the suspension of the event for a season several years ago to excessive violence. ... read more.


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