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SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 10:SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 10:

9 THINGS TO DO IN FLORENCE

Castagnaccio Cake

early August–late October • food

Indulge yourself with a piece of autumnal cake made of chestnut flour

Season of White Truffles

early September–December • food

Florence is blessed with white truffle valleys

Rowing

September–October | April–May • activity

A pair of soulmates with a pair of oars crossing Florence in a boat – a delightful romance

Porcini Season

September–October • food

You will never forget the exquisite flavor of porcini

Wild Boar Hunting Season

September–late January • food

Lean wild boar meat best tastes with a fine wine

Ribollita Soup

October–April • food

Inventive Florentines once found a delicious way out of poverty by reboiling soup with staple bread

Truffle Hunting

early October–late November • activity

Spying, dog poisoning, and secret maps – it's an everyday life of a truffle hunter

Grape Harvest

late August–early October • activity

Wine tasting will help to relax after intense harvesting activities

Olive Harvest

late September–late December • food

Olive harvesting and olive oil tasting will make you an expert in olives

19 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Easter Explosion of the Cart

April 01, 2018 • event

Easter in Florence is memorable for splendid fireworks display

Calcio Storico

June 24 (annual) | June 2018 (TBA) • event

54 footballers dressed in ancient costumes give themselves up to the game to glorify their historic distri​cts

Carro Matto — New Wine Feast

September 29, 2018 • event

Florentines salute “crazy cart” carrying the first 2000 bottles of new wine with much ceremonial

Zucchini Blossom

May–June • food

Fried zucchini blossoms, stuffed with cheese, is a masterpiece of the Italian cuisine.

Sienese Pecorino

November–June • food

Sienese Pecorino produced in Siena is an integral part of the cheesy Italian kingdom

Oranges Blossoms Harvest

late April –early May • activity

Fragrant oils obtained from orange blossoms are widely used in perfumery

Notte Bianca

April 30 • event

At white night the entire Florence stays awake for the whole night until the very sunrise

Nespole Fruit Season

April • food

Orange juicy loquat fruit was once believed to have magic powers

Epiphany – Adoration of the Magi

January 06 • event

Join colorfully-dressed Cavalcade of the Three Wise Men to greet the newly-born Messiah

Skiing & Snowboarding

December–mid-April • activity

A lovely small ski resort close to Florence—Abetone

Sunflower Fields

late June–early August • nature

These large yellow flowers will please your eye throughout the summer

La Maggiolata Lucignano

May 17–31 • event

The festival of flowers overwhelms with colors and scents

Festival of the Paper Lanterns: Rificolona

September 07 • event

On the eve of the Virgin Mary’s Nativity Florentine streets and balconies are overwhelmed with the lanterns’ light

Christmas Food

early December–late December • food

Try Tuscany Christmas dainties once – and you will want to spend another Christmas there

Carnasciale Games or I Giochi di Carnasciale

April (TBA) • event

Once a year a part of Florence goes back to chivalrous times

Birdwatching

March–May • activity

Colonies of herons and other birds are nesting in the spring in this bird-watching paradise

Season of Black Truffles

mid-November–mid-March • food

Black truffle is a special gift given to Italy from mother nature

Festa di San Giovanni

June 24 • event

Saint John’s Day begins with solemn mass followed with the fires of John and Renaissance football

Tonno del Chianti

July • food

Pork meat cooked in white wine resembles tuna