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Florentine figures of speech for the summer!

spiaggettaFlorence is a city of dazzling beauty, but during the summer it is definitely incandescent! To fight the august heat, the typical Florentine is always equipped with his easygoing and ironic figures of speech! We will reveal a small heatwave survival guide, to make the most of summer in the city or, why not, to take a quick trip to the beach!

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The San Giovanni Fireworks

fuochi san giovanni battista firenze 24 giugno

Florence in summer is even more extraordinary, but there is a special night that illuminates it and makes it shine in all its beauty! That is June 24th, the day when St. John, or San Giovanni, the patron saint of the city, is celebrated. An entire day of festivities, between historical parades and traditional games, which culminates with "fochi", an incredible fireworks display from Piazzale Michelangelo. Add a comment

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Florentine Calcio Storico

calcio storico FirenzeLiving in Florence means getting lost every day in its beauty and its history. All the squares, the gardens, the riversides, even the most hidden corners of the city, have a story to tell. And among the picturesque traditions that animate the Florentine summer, that of “Calcio Storico” is undoubtedly one of the most original and one of the most heartfelt. In fact, true and proper fan clubs meet every year in Piazza Santa Croce and, under the stern gaze of the statue of Dante, encourage and loudly cheer on their favorite team. But, let's discover the origins of this sport "in costume”.

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The Museum of Musical Instruments

Museo degli strumenti musicali FirenzeJust a few steps from our school, in Via Ricasoli, lies the Galleria dell'Accademia, one of the most visited museums in the world. Its corridors are home to seven sculptures by the brilliant Michelangelo, including the famous David, but perhaps not everyone knows that inside is an incredible collection of musical instruments. In fact, since 2001 the Gallery houses, in the area once dedicated to the monastery of San Niccolò a Cafaggio, the Museum of Musical Instruments, with an exhibition of about fifty pieces from the collections of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany, Medici and Lorraine.

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Creativity in Florence: the new craftsmanship

mostra artigianato firenzeAmong the many peculiarities that distinguish it in the world, Florence is undoubtedly the capital of craftsmanship: in the city streets it is still possible today to admire the great tradition of the shops, handed down from master to master. Authentic pieces of art that catch the eye for their uniqueness and the skill with which they are made.

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