SPRING IN FLORENCE, APRIL SPECIAL OFFER, APARTMENTS IN FLORENCE CITY CENTRE.
Spring has arrived in Florence and we couldn’t think of a better time to visit! Easter is a special time in Florence and there is so much to see and enjoy during this time. If you are fortunate enough to find yourself here for Easter Sunday then, you can’t miss the ‘Scoppio del Carro’ (Explosion of the Cart) in Piazza Duomo. This is a traditional Florentine festival that goes back to the 1400’s.
On the morning of Easter Sunday a carved wooden cart loaded with fireworks called ‘Brindellone’ is accompanied through the cobblestone streets of the city pulled by decorated white oxen adorned with flowers and garlands representing the city of Florence. This procession includes marchers from the Florentine republic dressed in period costumes, a marching band and the Sbandieratori (flag throwers). The procession arrives in Piazza Duomo and at 11am during the Easter Sunday mass a mechanical dove known as the Columbina ‘flies’ from the alter to the cart where the explosion of fireworks occurs. If you want a good view of the cart explosion then you must get there early as this event draws thousands of viewers!
Towards the end of April you can visit the Iris Garden, (Giardino dell’Iris) which is only open for a few weeks of the year to coincide with the flowers blooming. There are over 150 varieties of Irises to admire and the garden also offers impressive views of the city below. The garden is free to enter and accessed from the east balcony of Piazzale Michelangelo. A must visit if you are in Florence between April 25 and May 20.
APRIL IN FLORENCE – SPECIAL OFFER
Book your stay during April and receive the following exclusive offer :
10% discount off all our exclusive Apartments
10% discount on a dinner at Osteria la Toscanella
10% discount on a Palazzo Belfiore Experience