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Events in Florence in March

Discover what to do in Florence during your spring break in March!

The 8th March, for the Festa della Donna (International Day for Women), all the state and civic museums willbe free for the ladies.


At the Stazione Leopolda from the 12th to the 14th all gourmets will delight their palates at TASTE Florence an event dedicated to find the best in flavours and in food lifestyles.


From the 17th to the 24th of March in Piazza Santissima Annunziata you can stop and browse . . . and taste . . . a wide range of local products including cold cuts, cheeses and desserts at the Marzolina event.

On the 19th at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence the long awaited FROM KANDINSKY TO POLLOCK, The Art of the Guggenheim Collections exhibition will be inaugurated and will remain open until 24th of July.

capodanno-fiorentino  You may think that the New Year has come and gone, but not here in Florence when the streets and squares liven up again on 25th March for Capodanno Fiorentino (Florentine New Year) which actually celebrates Annunciazione dell’Arcangelo Gabriele alla Vergine Maria, (the Annunciation) and has become a part of the Florentine tradition for the last 15 years.

Sunday 27th March 2016 all of Italy will celebrate Holy Easter.

The long awaited appointment for Easter in Florence is without a doubt the suggestive Scoppio del Carro (Explosion of the Cart), which takes place on Easter Sunday at (about) 10am in the historic center of Scoppio-604x400Florence. The cart (called “Brindellone”) is ignited by a dove, well actually a clay figure in the shape of a dove, which is sent flying down from the alter Maggiore of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, giving “life” to a spectacular show which every year delights the locals and the visitors.

To finish up the amazing spring experience in Florence, check out our spring offer and let us pamper you at Il Salviatino!



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Happy Capodanno Fiorentino!

For most of the people from all over the world, a year ends the 31st December and the following one begins the 1st January. Apparently there is nothing more to say about that but, in fact, there is a special custom in Florence that comes straight from the city’s history. We are talking about the Capodanno Fiorentino, celebrated each year on March 25th. Want to know its origin? Let us move back to the past.

The truth is that it was not until 1750 that Florence started to celebrate the New Year’s Day on January 1st. According to the tradition, Florence is devoted to the Virgin Mary and the festivity was set on March because the date was exactly nine month before the birth of Jesus Christ. Centuries went by, but people in Florence kept their tradition. If you are in the city this next week, then you will be able to enjoy the New Year’s arrival again!

By now there are two scheduled events for next Monday 25th: at 3:30 p.m. the Corteo Storico della Repubblica will go with the community authorities to the Basilica della Santissima Annunziata. Later, at 4:15 p.m., a floral tribute will be paid to the Cappella della Sacra effige dell’Annunziata. And by the way, the Palazzo Vecchio will be open all day long. So, from Il Salviatino, your luxury hotel in Florence, we hope you enjoy the Capodanno and we wish you a happy ‘new’ year!

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