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September 2022

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

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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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Florence Cocktail Week

September 19 @ 8:00 am - September 25 @ 5:00 pm
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Florence's Cocktail Week highlights specialty cocktails at more than 20 bars across the city and Tuscany. Cheers! Note: Dates have not been confirmed. Check the event website for updates.

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October 2022

Firenze Bambini

October 1 @ 12:00 am - October 3 @ 12:00 am
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This festival includes more than 100 events for children and families.

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November 2022

Florence Marathon

November 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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September 2023

Florence: Rificolona (Lantern Festival)

September 7, 2023 @ 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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