Events not to be Missed in Spring

The Florentine Musical May, in Florence

Every year, from April to June A series of important classical music concerts, theatre pieces, prose, opera and ballet performances take place in and around Florence. We recommend booking your tickets well in advance!

International Handicrafts Trade Fair in Florence

Every year, April/May (variable dates) Since 1931, an outstanding selection of craftsmen and artists from all over the world come to sell their products: jewellery and bijoux, clothing, fabrics and leathers, accessories, cosmetics and body care products and lots of curiosities from around the world! The food section is also very interesting with many Italian and foreign specialities. There are excellent rail links between Certaldo and Florence for those who want to visit the event but don’t have their own transport.

The Explosion of the Cart, in Florence

Every year, on Easter Sunday An event that dates back about 400 years. An elaborate and decorated tower-shaped cart is pulled through the streets of Florence by two white oxen to the cathedral square of Florence. The cart, carrying fireworks, waits for a dove–shaped rocket that flies out of the Cathedral and collides with the cart, setting off a spectacular firework display According to tradition, if all of the fireworks go off together it is a good sign for the future.

In/Canti e banchi street festival, in Castelfiorentino

Every year, on the 3rd or 4th weekend in May This event takes place in Castelfiorentino: illusionists, change artists, magicians, comedians, jugglers, cabaret artists, theatre performers and much more! An artistic route that will surprise and amaze.