Florence has proven itself as a festive city willing to keep its ancient traditions alive through the centuries. The festivity of the Rificolona is a good example of this. Today, 7th of September, if you’re so lucky as to find yourself in Tuscany’s capital you will be able to enjoy one of the most glowing celebrations in the city.
Papier-mâché lanterns tied to the ends of sticks, called rificolone, will illuminate Florence’s streets that turn into the perfect scenario for a joyful parade.
However, maybe one of the most beautiful moments of the “Festival of the Lanterns” is when the celebrations shift to the river Arno where an impressive boat parade is illuminated with a kaleidoscope of coloured lanterns in different shapes and sizes. A cheerful date for Florence with parties in the square and street theatre performances accompanied by delicious traditional cuisine and a colourful procession from Piazza Santa Croce to Piazza Santissima Annunziata.
From Il Salviatino, your five star hotel in Florence, we would like to invite you to come and enjoy Rificolona with us!