Fireworks at Villa Bardini

Every month until June 24th

Editorial Staff
January 23, 2018 - 10:36

Mayor of Florence Dario Nardella, along with the president of the Società di San Giovanni Battista, Franco Puccioni, and the director of Fondazione CR Firenze, Gabriele Gori, announced on Monday a new initiative to launch fireworks on the 24th of every month until June 24, the feast day of Florence’s patron saint, St. John the Baptist.


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“Aspettando i Fochi. San Giovanni tutto l’anno” will take place once a month at Villa Bardini, with the aim of spreading awareness and appreciation of this yearly event. This year, the initiative and the popular fireworks show on June 24 will be funded entirely by the Fondazione CR Firenze, which sponsors the Fondazione Parchi Monumentali Bardini e Peyron, the manager of Villa Bardini.


For each event, guests can visit the current exhibition at Villa Bardini from 7pm onward and at 8pm fireworks will be launched from the far end of the garden, which can be enjoyed from the panoramic terrace. Following the show, a brief conference will be held by an expert on Florence and its historic, folk and religious traditions that inspired the “fochi,” organized by the Osservatorio delle Tradizioni e del Patrimonio Culturale di Firenze. The first talk is set for Wednesday, January 24, with the theme “From the fiorino to bitcoin”.


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