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August 2020

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

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 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 all…

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September 2020

Florence: Rificolona (Lantern Festival)

September 7 @ 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 start their pilgrimage before the break of dawn to the city of Florence on the eve of her birthday. They relied on their lanterns, or rificolone, to light their. Others affirm the holiday's roots are found deep within pagan tradition. In any case, Rificolona…

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August 2021

Ferragosto

August 15, 2021 - August 29, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)

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 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 all…

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September 2021

Florence: Rificolona (Lantern Festival)

September 7, 2021 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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 start their pilgrimage before the break of dawn to the city of Florence on the eve of her birthday. They relied on their lanterns, or rificolone, to light their. Others affirm the holiday's roots are found deep within pagan tradition. In any case, Rificolona…

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