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Events in Florence and the Metropolitan area in April 2018

sabato 31 Marzo 2018

Here is a selection of events taking place in April 2018 in the Metropolitan City of Florence. The programme is listed on the area’s official tourist website: firenzeturismo.it

The month begins with the celebration of Easter Sunday on 1 April. To mark the festival, the traditional ceremonies of the Explosion of the Cart and the Flight of the Dove will be held in Piazza Duomo in Florence, but will also take place in other districts of the Metropolitan City.

One of the most anticipated events of the year, the 82nd edition of the International Handicrafts Trade Fair, will be held at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence, from 21 April to 1 May. The event will showcase masterpieces of craftsmanship gathered from all over the world.

For the exhibitions: the Oratory of Santa Caterina in Bagno a Ripoli will host Con dolce Forza until 13 May. This exhibition isdedicated to the women Artists and Musicians of the 16th and 17th century, and is organised in partnership with the Uffizi Gallery. 

In Pontassieve, the Centro Studi Museo Geo will display archaeological artefacts, photographs and masks from all over the world

Greve in Chianti will re-enact historical traditions on 25 April with Festa Della Stagione Bona, celebrating the beginning of the good season. The event will commemorate a popular uprising that took place in the XVI century.

From 25 to 29 April, Florence will come to light as the Tango capital of the world. The Firenze Tango Festival will bring the sensuous dance to several venues of the city.

For sports lovers, cycling will be the main attraction from 3 to 15 April at Parco Delle Cascine. The Florence Bike Festival will offer shows, demonstrations, entertainment and competitions, including the highly anticipated “Gran Fondo Firenze”, taking place on opening day.

Finally, some food festivals: From 7 to 15 April, Scarperia will host the Sagra del Fritto Misto, Tortello and Grilled Meat. Sapori di Primavera will be held on Sunday 15 April in Cerreto Guidi, while from 21 to 25 April, Florence will celebrate the Gelato Festival at Piazzale Michelangelo.

Nicola Giannattasio