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Events not to be missed in June 2017

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martedì 30 maggio 2017

This is a selection of events taking place in the Metropolitan City of Florence in June 2017. You can find the full listing on the area’s official tourist website: firenzeturismo.it.

In Florence, Forte Belvedere will reopen to the public with the Exhibition Ytalia. Energy, Thought, Beauty, from 2nd June to 1st October. On display will be works by world-renowned contemporary Italian artists.
2nd June

Among various exhibitions in the city, La Bellezza Salvata, is part of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Flood of Florence – it will take place at Palazzo Medici Riccardi throughout June.

On 4th June the MotoGP World Championship will be held at the Mugello Circuit. With its elevation changes, slow twists and fast turns, the famous race track offers a rush of excitement to riders and spectators alike.

Those who like fine dining will enjoy the Steak Championship in San Casciano on the 16th and 17th June – a huge barbecue to celebrate local meats and other traditional produce of the area.

The International Ceramic Festival returns to Montelupo from 16th to 18th June, exhibiting the finest artisans’ work, live craft demonstrations, shows and lots more.

On 18th June, the traditional “Infiorata del Corpus Domini” is held in towns across the metropolitan area, such as Cerreto Guidi and Fucecchio, bringing large carpets of flowers along the streets of the city centre.

In Borgo San Lorenzo, from 23rd to 25th June, “Artigiani in Villa” brings a trade fair of arts and crafts to the heart of Mugello.

Calenzano Cavalli, the horse show and fair is held on 30th June. Entrance to this family friendly event is free.

Traditionally, June is the month of Calcio Storico in Florence. The first game of the historical football is on Saturday 10th between the “Greens of San Giovanni” and the “Reds of Santa Maria Novella”; on Sunday 11th the “Whites of Santo Spirito” will challenge the “Blues of Santa Croce”.
The turnaments in Piazza Santa Croce will be preceded by a parade of over 500 extras in historical costumes through the city centre. The final is scheduled for JUne 24th, the festival of the patron Saint John. To add excitement to this much anticipated event, the traditional evening fireworks will be launched from Piazzale Michelangelo. I fochi di San Giovanni, the pyrotechnic show will be visible from the Arno embankments.

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