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May 2019

Florence: Estate Fiorentina

May 1 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every year that begins at 8:00 am on day 1 of May, repeating indefinitely

Florence Florence, Italy + Google Map
Free

Summer lasts into October at Florence's annual summer festival. The festivities include La Maggiolata a celebration of the month of May (maggio in Italian), outdoor cinema, a rooftop music festival, jazz music, il Palio di Santo Stefano in Pane which is a Renaissance fair, and much more. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since 2002. Get a free issue to see what we are all about. Join now to access them all.…

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September 2019

European Heritage Days

September 21 - September 22
Free

European Heritage Days began in France in 1954 as a way to celebrate the European continent. Celebrations are arranged across Italy, with different themes for each country every year. Free admission to museums, archaeological sites, concerts and theater invite Europeans and visitors to discover the heritage and culture of Italy. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since 2002. Get a free issue to see what we are all about. Join now to…

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Florence: Ethnomusic Film Festival

September 26 - September 29
Cinema La Compagnia, Via Camillo Cavour 50/R
Florence, Tuscany 50121 Italy
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7€

Part of Mediateca Toscana's 50 Days of International Film in Florence, all events for the Ethnomusic Film Festival take place this year at the Cinema La Compagnia. This is the largest film festival of its kind in Italy. Events feature writers, directors, filmmakers and actors. Note: The price of one ticket is valid for one of the two viewing sessions: afternoon at 5pm or evening at 9pm; a ticket for both viewing sessions is available for 10€. Dream of Italy…

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November 2019

Pistoia: Santa Clause’s Home

November 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020
Parco delle Terme, Viale delle Palme
Montecatini Terme, Italy
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8€

Step into Babbo Natale's winter wonderland and be sure to have a magical experience exploring and interacting with Santa's world. Guests are greeted by the Snow and Ice Fairy who tell the tale of Christmas and are lead to the Enchanted Forest buzzing with elven life. Here you will find them steadily working on toys where guests can also participate in toy making workshop.* If you did't get your letter in before time then no need to worry! There is a Letter…

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Florence: International Cinema and Women Film Festival

November 20 - November 24
Cinema La Compagnia, Via Camillo Cavour 50/R
Florence, Tuscany 50121 Italy
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5€

Part of Mediateca Toscana's 50 Days of International Film in Florence, all events take place at La Compagnia theater within the city center. This is the largest film festival of its kind in Italy and this year's edition is dedicated to Ingmar Bergman and will feature the first documentary on the Swedish directors career. Events feature writers, directors, filmmakers and actors. Matinee films are 5€; evening films are 7€. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication…

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Florence Marathon

November 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Florence Florence, Italy + Google Map
Free

This popular 42,195 km marathon attracts 10,000 runners, who pass by the Ponte Vecchio along the Arno River and finish at the breathtaking Piazza Duomo. If you'd like to participate in this marathon through the historic center of Florence, you can enroll through the event website below. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since 2002. Get a free issue to see what we are all about. Join now to access them all.…

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December 2019

Florence: F-Light Festival

December 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Free

If you want to experience the charm of Florence at it's peak allure during the holidays then The Florence Light Festival, or F-Light, is the place to be. This event illuminates the evening by casting Christmas projections on the city's buildings and the Ponte Vecchio. Don't miss the chance to awe in the city's beauty during this enlightening festival. Note: Dates have not been confirmed; Please check event website for updates. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning…

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January 2020

Florence: The Ride of the Magi

January 6, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Palazzo Pitti Florence, Tuscany Italy + Google Map
Free

On the 6th of January in Florence, just days before the Epiphany, many gather to watch La cavalcata dei Re Magi, Arrival of the Magi. Watch the Wise Men and their cavalcade as they make their way from Palazzo Pitti  to Piazza Duomo where they greet a harmonious Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since 2002. Get a free issue to see what we are all about. Join now to…

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August 2020

Ferragosto

August 15, 2020 - August 29, 2020
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 15 of August, repeating indefinitely

It's the summer and in August many Italians are looking forward to Ferragosto which starts on August 15th. It's known as a two-week vacation period with roots in the ancient Rome. When Emperor Augustus invented the feriae Augusti to mark the end harvest he also made it a moment that signified a period of well-deserved rest. Later, during the fascist regime, this time of the year was used to promote travel within the country, including discounts on train voyages to see…

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September 2020

Florence: Rificolona (Lantern Festival)

September 7, 2020 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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An event every year that begins at 9:00 pm on day 7 of September, repeating indefinitely

Florence Florence, Italy + Google Map
Free

Though the origin of this colorful celebration is disputed, many believe Rificolona began as a celebration on the eve of the Feast of the Madonna, the nativity of the virgin. It is said that villagers would make a pilgrimage to the city of Florence on the eve of her birthday and would start their journey before the break of dawn. They could therefore be seen relying on lanterns, or rificolone, to light their path. Others affirm the holiday's roots are…

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