Tag Archives: Scoppio del Carro

santi apostoli

Meg and I have laundry list of dreamy descriptors for our favorite city. Yet, as it’s summer, “oppressive heat” and “suffocating crowds” are the only adjectives currently coming to mind. Well, there’s nothing to be done about the sun, and I can’t blame people for wanting to visit Florence. So how do we handle the summers? In addition to […]

Scoppio del Carro by Maurizio

upcoming events: april 2015

I always cringe a bit when April 1st comes around, because I’m not big on April Fools’ Day. That’s bad for people looking for cohorts to plan pranks, but good for readers of this column, as I can solemnly swear that the following free things to do in Florence this month are–to the best of my knowledge–all […]

Duomo by Matt Freire

celebrate easter week in florence

To most, Easter in Florence means one thing – a flaming dove igniting a giant cart of fireworks in the middle of a crowd at ground level. While this spectacle is certainly the main event, we don’t think you should limit your Easter festivities to Sunday morning. So we say, why not start today? And hey, […]

Photo by Moggi for Florence Design Week

upcoming events: april 2014

Can someone tell me if there is a light at the end of this winter tunnel? I, who thought had made it through the season unscathed by illness, was brought down by a killer head cold and a final stateside snow storm this week (hence the delay in posting – apologies!). So, in addition to hot tea […]

easter with a bang: the scoppio del carro

This Sunday is Easter. And if you are in, around, or even a train ride away from Florence, you will be in Piazza del Duomo come 11 AM Sunday morning. Oh, I’m sorry, you had brunch plans with the Pope? You’ll have to reschedule. The historic Scoppio del Carro (explosion of the cart) is a […]