Movies / Film Festival
... more Florence, Italy’s 50 Days of International Cinema, which began in 2007, runs annually from October to December and is the longest film festival in the world. 50 Days ofCinema Odeon
Piazza Strozzi, 2
50123 Florence, Italy
Food Festival / Expo
Throughout the city
... more Musica dei Popoli 2014 is an ethnic and folk music festival held annually in Florence, Italy. The festival, which is sponsored by the Fondazione Lavoratori Officine Galileo, beganAuditorium Flog
Via Michele Mercati, 24
Conference / Convention
... more The 2014 Florence Tattoo Convention is an annual three-day gathering of over 300 world-renowned tattoo artists under one roof. The convention not only features tattoo artistsFortezza da Basso
Viale Filippo Strozzi, 1
... more Festival dei Popoli is an international documentary film festival held annually in Florence, Italy. Since its beginning in 1959, Festival dei Popoli has tracked the evolution ofThroughout the city
Festival / Sports
... more Although known the world over for its architecture, proud population, and vibrant party spirit, Siena is perhaps best recognized for its famous Palio di Siena horse race. Held twicePiazza del Campo (Siena, Italy)
Piazza del Campo, 66
53100 Siena, Italy
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Festivals in Florence bring to mind lots of fireworks, parades, feasts and celebrations. What it probably doesn’t conjure up is medieval games of sport where anything goes in a costumed display of pure machismo.
Every year on June 24th, the people in Florence celebrate Saint John’s Day. Not only are there fireworks displays, massive galas, and large processions – there’s also a game of old school (really old school) football, where each historic quarter of the city pits teams against each other inside Piazza Santa Croce.
Other Florence festivals are less barbaric, like Maggio Musicale, which is the city’s biggest arts and music festival featuring everything from opera and ballet, to modern dance and classical concerts. There’s also Musica dei Popoli, which celebrates folk music and has been bringing artists together since the late 1970s.
For antiques lovers, there’s the Mostra Mercato Internazionale dell’Antiquariato, where you can find international vendors peddling lost treasures from around the world.
Regardless of what you may be looking for, there are plenty of festivals throughout the year in Florence that celebrate major holidays, religious history, or just reasons to drink wine, and whenever you’re in the city, there will be something for you to enjoy.