Florence’s Blowout Carnival Weekend 2020

Upcoming & Ongoing

February is the quintessential Carnival month, celebrated with parades, street decorations, masquerade balls, fireworks and general merriment.  Carnival, Carnevale in Italian, has origins in the ancient pagan Greek Dionysian and Roman Saturnalia festivals.  Today’s Carnevale [...]



Thursday, February 20

VIAREGGIO CARNIVAL.  Viale Mazzini, Viareggio. 6 pm. Admission: €20 for adults, €15 for children up to 14 years old; children under 1,20m (4 ft.) enter free. CLASSICAL MUSIC:  ORCHESTRA DELLA TOSCANA [...]

This Week

The 2020 DanzainFiera: A Fair of all Dance Styles

Feb. 20 – 23: DANZAINFIERA. Fortezza da Basso. Open Thursday 3 – 8 pm; Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 am – 8 pm. Admission: 1 day €18, 4 days €45; free for children under 8; €12 for 8 [...]

Valentine Week Food & Wine Specials at Pino’s

Top Picks

Salumeria Verdi, aka “Pino’s Sandwiches” on via Verdi 36 has three specials lined up for Valentine’s week.  Wednesday, February 12, is “Coccoli Day” from 5 – 8 pm, when Pino and his family will make [...]

Opera Duomo: Reduced Admission & Free Visits

Good Deals

In an initiative that has been extended through February 29, residents of Florence, the city’s metropolitan area and the province of Florence can participate in free guided visits on Saturdays (5 and 6 pm) and [...]