24th of June
On June 9th, 10th and 24th in Piazza Santa Croce takes place the calcio storico.
It is a competition that involves the 4 main districts of Florence: Santa Croce (Azzurri), Santo Spirito (Bianchi), Santa Maria Novella (Rossi) and San Giovanni (Verdi) who compete in Florentine football, then playing two semi-finals and the final which determines the winner.
Place and Hours: Piazza Santa Croce, 17.00 (start of game)
SEMIFINAL | June 9th - between Mixed Team (instead of the Azzurri) and Rossi
II SEMIFINAL | June 10th - between Bianchi and Verdi
FINAL | June 24th
Prices: (available from May 25) for sale at the Box Office Toscana
Central honor tribune 80 euro
Side honor tribune 60 euro
Numbered tribune 40 euro
Popular tribunes 29 euro
FIRENZE ROCKS FESTIVAL
From June 14th to June 17th
Second edition of the Firenze Rocks Festival which last year proved to be a real success. This year the headlining of the event will be Foo Fighters on June 14th, Guns N 'Roses on June 15th, Iron Maiden on June 16th and Ozzy Osbourne on June 17th.
All artists will be preceded by at least two other artists such as Avenged Sevenfold, Judas Priest and The Kills.
Place: Visarno Racecourse,
Concert timetable: from 16.00
tickets for Foo Fighters - sold out
Guns N 'Roses - sold out
Iron Maiden - 64 euros
Ozzy Osbourne - 64 euros
FESTA DI SAN GIOVANNI
On June 24, Florence celebrates its patron saint, San Giovanni Battista, considered the "symbol of moral rectitude and political correctness" and for the whole city is a day of celebration.
Every year for San Giovanni different cultural and folk events take place (which culminate with the evocative fireworks or the fochi di San Giovanni, as the Florentines call them).
Timetable: In the morning "Historical Procession" for the delivery of the Ceri and the Crosses to the Mayor of the city of Florence and to the Archbishop of the city of Florence and "Holy Mass".
8.30 pm Start "Patronal Feast" on the Lungarno della Zecca vecchia.
Hours 22:00 "Fochi 2018" fired from Piazzale Michelangelo
CHANGE OF THE GUARD
In this edition the "Change of the Guard" will be supplied with a Colubrina, which will fire on the Arengario of Palazzo Vecchio Piazza della Signoria, at each Exchange.
The Change of the Guard is one of the military attitudes and practices that do not have time.
After the evolution of the war tactics, it has become a practice of strong symbolic impact of the greatest military and civil realities of our time.
The history of Florence certainly brings us back to the years of the Siege of 1529/30, when Charles V wanted to bring the Medici family back to Florence besieging the city. Florence had its own citizen army and Palazzo Vecchio, the town seat of the administration and power, was protected by a military group of the Army of the Florentine Republic: the Fanti di Palazzo, a group constituted specifically to protect the "Palace" place of power.
Place: The ceremony, accompanied by the Historic Procession of the Florentine Republic, will take place on the Arengario of Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria.
Hours: From 9 to 13, every hour.
ROBERTO CASAMONTI COLLECTION
until 10 March 2019
The ancient mansion of Palazzo Bartolini Salimbeni will welcome the selection of the works that Roberto Casamonti, in his long activity in the art world, has collected to constitute the main body of his collection.
The paintings and sculptures on display are the result of years of passionate research that give life to an assembly able to represent the exceptional historical and artistic evolution that crosses the whole of the twentieth century.
The collection of Italian and foreign works of art is divided into works by artists at the beginning of the twentieth century and until the early sixties with masterpieces by Fattori, Balla, Picasso, Leger, Chagall, Ernst, Kandinsky, Klein, Fontana, Castellani, Manzoni and numerous others.
Place and Time: Palazzo Bartolini Salimbeni, Piazza di Santa Trinita
From Wednesday to Sunday from 11.30 to 19.00 last admission 18.30
Prices: free admission by reservation