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April 2019

Gelato Festival

April 21 - September 4
5€

The Gelato Festival is on tour just in time for the summer heat, stopping in 12 Italian cities between now and October. Guests will be able to watch gelato makers at work, taste and vote for their favorite flavors, and sample a special flavor in each city, including Nutella and a mango-kiwi-strawberry combination. There will also be opportunities to learn how gelato is produced and participate in gelato-making classes. Locations include Rome, Naples, Florence, and Torino. Note: Dates have not…

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May 2019

Florence: Estate Fiorentina

May 1 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm
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Summer lasts into October at Florence's annual summer festival. The event includes outdoor cinema, a rooftop music festival, jazz music, and more.

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Florence: Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

May 10 @ 8:00 am - July 15 @ 5:00 pm
Opera di Firenze, Piazza Vittorio Gui, 1
Florence, Italy
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This music festival, held at Florence's opera house, began in 1931 as an opera festival and has since expanded to include dance. Note: Dates have not been confirmed; please check the event website for updates.

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Artigianato e Palazzo Artisinal Handicrafts Show

May 16 @ 10:00 am - May 19 @ 8:00 pm
Giardino Corsini, via Della Scala 115
Florence, Italy
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6€

The Artigianato e Palazzo Artisinal Handicrafts Show displays quality handmade crafts from over 80 talented artisans, including woodcarving, glass blowing, jewelry, millinery, and shoemaking. The event will be held in Palazzo Corsini in Florence. Access 160 Issues of Our Award-Winning Travel Publication. Get Insider Help Planning Your Trip to Italy.

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June 2019

Florence Rocks

June 13 @ 8:00 am - June 16 @ 5:00 pm
Visarno Arena, Viale del Visarno, 14
Florence, Italy
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This rock music festival attracts a lineup of popular artists, both new and old.

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Calcio Storico

June 22
15€

Calcio Storico, a 500-year-old sport described as a cross between football (soccer), rugby, and boxing, dates back to the 1500s. Today, three games are held in June -- two semifinals and a final match on June 24 -- to correspond with St. John's Day, the Patron Saint of Florence. Four teams of 27 people, to represent the four districts of Florence, also represent the same four teams that competed when the sport was founded in the 1500s. Players compete in…

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Florence Youth Festival

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - August 5 @ 5:00 pm
Loggia dei Lanzi, Piazza Della Signoria
Florence, Italy
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Free

Youth orchestras from around the world will perform concerts at venues throughout Florence. While the main festival venue is set at Florence's Loggia dei Lanzi (near the Ponte Vecchio), other performances will be held throughout Florence and surrounding areas in Tuscany, including in the extraordinary Chiesa di San Stefano al Ponte. Note: Dates have not been confirmed, please check online for updates. Access 160 Issues of Our Award-Winning Travel Publication. Get Insider Help Planning Your Trip to Italy.

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August 2019

Goblets of Stars

August 2 - August 11

Goblets of Stars (Calici di Stelle) is a wine event held annually across Italy on the night of and the week leading up to the Feast of San Lorenzo, a night that is historically lit up with shooting stars, interpreted as the tears of San Lorenzo. Evening concerts, parades, and events celebrating wine are held in piazzas across the country.

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Ferragosto

August 15 - August 29
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 15 of August, repeating indefinitely

Ferragosto begins on August 15 and spans a two-week period in which many professionals across Italy involved with tourism take a vacation. Restaurants and some shops are often closed during this time. In Rome, on the evening of August 15 (the Feast of the Assumption), le piazze are filled with the performances of professional dancers for the Gran Ballo di Ferragosto. Squares throughout the city are enlivened by performances of all walks of life, from tango to rock, hip-hop, ballroom dancing, and…

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Florence: New Generation Festival

August 28 @ 8:00 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pm
Palazzo Corsini, Via della Lungara, 10
Florence, Italy
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This music festival brings together all genres, from opera to jazz to pop, highlighting young musicians.

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