A special holiday in Florence: do you know the 24th of June?

On June 24th, Florence dresses up for St. John the Baptist, patron of the city. A day off for Florentines and a festive occasion for those arriving in the city.


What to do in Florence on the 24th of June? We help you to choose:

  •   Patron  festival, the town festival in Cascine Park

Until 28th June, the largest city park “Cascine” will home a fair in the open inspired by Florentine tradition: a parade in historical costume with flag-wavers and musicians with their trumpets, music and folk songs, street food with the Tuscany culinary excellence  and demonstrations by chefs. Shows and children’s music, sports and entertainment with free admission from 24th June (from 5pm to 12pm).[recommended for families, gourmets and who love the outdoors]

  • Visit the Tower of San Niccolò

The Tower of St. Niccolò was built in 1324 to defend the Oltrarno area in Florence and is the only one that has remained in the state of the original building, with a beautiful walkway. From June 24th to September 30th 2015 you can visit it and enjoy its beautiful views of Florence from 5 to 8pm with guided tours cured by the Mus.E association.

The museums in Florence are open with regular hours. For some suggestions on exhibitions active in this period we refer to our post a few days ago.

[recommended for lovers of art and history, to those who think they know very well florence, who likes to photograph landscapes]

  • The Historic Florentine Soccer

Corteo Storico

The traditional tournament that annually brings Florence back to the court of Medici family: a traditional play in a field of sand set in Santa Croce Square with the participants of the historic parade and the players of the four districts of Florence. They play by the rules of this ancient ancestor game as a mix of modern rugby, football and wrestling.

[recommended to real fans, who wanted to live at the court of Medici family, sports enthusiasts]


  •  Fireworks Show

Fochi di San Giovanni

The day of celebration in Florence ends with the show of fireworks that from Piazzale Michelangelo color the sky reflecting in Arno river. The sparks are visible from all over the city center, we recommend to experience one of this location: the beach on the Arno, near Piazza Poggi, Santa Trinita bridge looking to Ponte Vecchio or in the Horticultural Gardens nearby Piazza

[recommended at all!]

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