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Easter in Florence, 2022

Celebrations in the city for the chocolate-filled occasion.

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2022

On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, various initiatives are organized around Florence. The Jewish Community at Firenze Ebraica have put together a full list ...

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Easter 2021 in Florence: what to expect

Easter in Florence is usually a tradition-fuelled celebration, but the 2021 version will be a subdued affair due to a spike in Covid-19 infections. Here’s our guide to events.  Traditional ...

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New Year’s Eve in Florence: what’s on

We can’t wait to see the back of 2020 and to see in a happier, more hopeful 2021. Forget the parties and fireworks in the piazzas, instead Florence has devised ...

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New Year’s Eve 2020 in Florence

If you’re in Florence this New Year’s Eve, it probably means you’re wondering where to have your fill of lentils, cotechino and culture. Here’s our guide to New Year’s Eve ...

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The Yule log

In the days running up to Christmas, many patisseries and bakeries around Florence display a Yule log or, as the French call it, bûche de Noël, in their windows. This ...

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Where to celebrate Independence Day in Florence

If you happen to be in Florence for the Fourth of July and fancy a taste of home, we’ve got you covered. Here’s The Florentine‘s guide to Independence Day 2019. ...

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Torrone: an Italian holiday tradition

At the Christmas Day table, there may be some argument between panettone diehards and pandoro instigators about which cake is better, but few dispute that the gooey white, sticky nougat-type ...

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Giving back this Christmas in Florence

The biggest gift any of us can give is one that makes a difference. Whether it’s a donation to an association, buying presents at a charity bazaar or volunteering our time in a meaningful way, make this Christmas time in Florence a happier one for those in need.

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The Valentine’s gift guide for Florence lovers

In love in Florence? It’s perfectly normal. You fall in love with the city, then you fall in love with a local, a Duomo-eyed doggy or/and your neighbourhood circolo. Here’s ...

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Where to ring in 2018 in Florence and surrounding areas

Florence and Tuscany are all lit up for the height of the holiday season, with mulled wine still being sipped at the markets for a few more days. As busy as ...

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The origins of Tombola

Traditionally, Christmas Day is a family occasion in Italian households when all members, from elderly grandparents to newly born babies, gather around the table. After lunch, when the dishes have ...

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Easter 2017 in Florence: what to do, where to worship

Shop windows are stacked high with chocolate eggs, colomba cakes are crowding supermarket shelves and spring is in full swing: it must be Easter in Florence! From the most somber moments of Holy ...

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Celebrate Festa della Donna 2017 in Florence

International Women’s Day (Festa della Donna) is just around the corner, and per tradition, yellow mimosa flowers are brightening up florist windows and supermarket shelves. From dinners to dance shows ...

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Where to eat: New Year’s Eve in Florence, Italy

A restaurant guide to where to eat this New Year's Eve in Florence, Italy.

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Easy Christmas canapés

Christmas doesn’t have to be a season of slaving away in the kitchen, spending hours basting your bird or slow boiling your stock for cappelletti pasta. What I love about ...

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Thanksgiving with Chianti Classico

On November 22, the US Consulate General Florence celebrated Thanksgiving in collaboration with the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico.

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Easter weekend in Florence, 2016

Easter is a particularly special time in Florence. In addition to religious observances, it unofficially launches spring and the tourist season. If you’re in town for the festivities, here are some ...

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Saint Patrick’s Day 2016 in Florence

Paint the town green! St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Florence may be few, but fun is guaranteed. Celebrations start on Thursday and extend through the weekend.    St. Patrick’s Day Party at ...

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Christmas church services in English in Florence, Italy: 2015

If you’re celebrating Christmas in Florence this year and attending mass is important to you, here are the dates and times of the services at the city’s English-speaking churches. Buon ...

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New Year’s Eve 2016 events in Florence, Italy

Piazza Pitti is the place to be this New Year’s Eve in Florence. For the first time in Florentine history, the square with the stately backdrop will host the end-of-year ...

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What to do on Halloween in Florence

Break out your broomsticks and bags of candy: October 31 is just around the corner. If the only thing frightening about Halloween is how empty your social calendar looks, we’re here to help!   Like any Saturday night in Florence, there’s much to choose

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Cavalcata dei Magi

On the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6, a cavalcade led by the Three Wise Men winds its way through the historic streets of Florence.

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