2019 Scoppio del Carro Successful

The mechanical dove (symbolizing the Holy Spirit) slid down a wire during the “Gloria” of the April 21, 2019 Easter Mass in the Florence Cathedral to hit the “carro” outside in piazza Duomo, which is rigged with fireworks to the delight of the crowd.  The fortunate outcome, a metaphor for the Resurrection, symbolizes a positive year to come for the city in addition to a good harvest in the countryside.

See a slide show of this year’s Scoppio del Carro, by visiting Florence’s La Repubblica news site.