What Festivals & Concerts to Visit in Florence during your Tuscany Holidays
Florence is an amazing city to visit and see in Italy. It offers much more than the usual sightseeing and typical tourist attractions. There are many annual events that take place in Florence and attract thousands of local people and interested tourists. Include these annual events in your holiday plan to learn more about the Tuscany culture and local traditions.
What: Festa di San Lorenzo
When: August, 10
Where: Piazza San Lorenzo
No celebration can be a real fest without delicious food! Italians with their mouth-watering cuisine know it well and on the feast day of San Lorenzo celebrate this day with live music, free lasagna, and watermelon for all visitors. The feast starts with a celebratory Mass in the San Lorenzo at 6 pm, continues on Piazza San Lorenzo at 7 pm and at 9 pm they serve the food.
What: La Festa delle Rificolone (Festival of the Paper Lanterns)
When: September, 7
Where: Piazza SS. Annunziata
In September Florence celebrates two feasts on September 7 and 8. According to Christianity, September 8 (the exact year is unknown) is the birthday of the Virgin Mary. This day is celebrated with a procession from Piazza Santa Felicita to Piazza SS. Annunziata and is called the Festival of the Paper Lanterns (La Festa delle Rificolone). The procession starts at 8 pm and if you want to participate you just need to pay for a paper lantern. Citizens walk through Florence carrying paper lanterns illuminated by candles inside.
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