Florence, June 24 is the Festa di San Giovanni. Florence's patron Saint's day is a local holiday which coincides with the finale of the Calcio in Costume, a spirited medieval version of football, or soccer, in Piazza Santa Croce. At 10pm there is a fireworks display; the best place to watch them from is Ponte Santa Trinita, in this way the Ponte Vecchio will be in the foreground, with the fireworks display providing a colourful and spectacular backdrop.
A new, great, fashion event, a network between Polimoda and the most prestigious boutiques, historical venues and exhibition spaces in Florence: this is the concept behind Polimoda Fashion Week, an event organized by the International Institute for Fashion Design & Marketing that will take place from June 4th to the 11th, filling the city of Florence with several appointments.
Sunday May 24, at 9.00 pm, Patty Smith, poetess of Rock, will make a reading from Michgelangelo’s poetry on sin and desire in the tribuna of the Academy Gallery of Florence, where Michelangelo’s original stone carving “David” is on permanent display, as well as his unfinished slaves