Holidays in Florence

"Florence is the human nature that is divine and the beauty that takes the form" Franco Zeffirelli

"I came to that level of emotion where you meet the date of the celestial sensations and feelings arts enthusiasts. Leaving Santa Croce, I had a heartbeat, the life for me was dry, walking in fear of falling. "Henri Beyle Stendhal

"Fiorenza lily seedlings spring power. Spring morning sull'Arno. The grace of teenagers (which is not grace the world to win your grace of April), continuous live virgin breath fresh life to the marble and raises Venus Botticelliana "Dino Campana

Artistic itineraries for holidays in Florence


Giotto Jazz Festival
Various locations, from February to April
Jazz concerts

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Various venues, from late April to late June

Famous worldwide, this music festival has a cradle among the villas, gardens, monuments, the hills of Florence.

International Craft Fair
Fortezza da Basso, April

This exhibition offers a unique opportunity for artists, craftspeople, from all countries, to meet with a large audience. And what better city of Florence may be the scene of a similar exhibition market, because all over the world Florence is not just art and culture, but also shopping for quality.

Explosion Wagon
Piazza del Duomo on Easter Sunday
Parade through the center of the wagon decorated and pulled by oxen from Porta a Prato to Piazza del Duomo where you place a wire connecting the wagon the high altar of the cathedral. Along the wire, during the noon Mass, the Colombina viaggia dome that reaches from the wagon, where it burst rockets and barrels, then go back to church. If the path proceeds smoothly, it is said, will be a good year.

Calcio storico fiorentino
Piazza Santa Cross, 24 June (final match), the Feast of St. John
Football match played since the time of Florentia.

Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata, 7 September
It is celebrated on the eve of the feast of the Virgin, in a procession carrying candles hung in a long cane

Useful numbers

Tourist Information
Piazza della Stazione
Telephone 055/212245 Fax 055/2381226

Other location
Via Cavour 1 / r
Phone 055/290832/3 - Fax 055/2760383
Borgo Santa Croce, 29 / r
Phone 055/2340444 - Fax 055/2264524

Getting there

By plane
The Florence airport Amerigo Vespucci is the (connected with major European cities)

It is located 4 km from the center of Florence can be reached by taxi (20 minutes) or the Vola in bus service linking the airport and the Stazione di Santa Maria Novella, in pool managed by ATAF and SITA.

By train
There are various train stations in Florence, but the two main ones are: Santa Maria Novella and Rifredi
For those who want to be just a few minutes walk from the town it is advisable to get off before.


Of Roman origin, the ancient Florentia was founded as a town on the Via Cassia, to meet the needs of commercial traffic to and from Rome, and soon grew in importance, becoming the capital of the region. Remained constant for many centuries its influence, interrupted only during the period when capital was Lucca (with the Byzantines, Lombards, Franks), Florence takes to increase their power in Tuscany from the victorious war against Fiesole (1125) to extend its hegemony over virtually the entire region by Cosimo I de 'Medici, who became grand duke in 1569. The story of Florence for many centuries is linked to the family de 'Medici, where you have to many artistic initiatives, which only in the eighteenth century is extinguished, leaving the power to Lorraine, which all of Tuscany had a decided upturn. In 1860 Florence was annexed to the kingdom of Americans from 1865 to 1871 was capital of Italy.