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    Bryan Adams – So Happy It Hurts Tour 2022

    Date: 8 December 2022

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The Canadian singer Bryan Adams will perform on Thursday, December 8, 2022, starting with 9.00 pm, at the Nelson Mandela Forum, in Florence. The concert is part of his So Happy It Hurts Tour 2022. > Buy Your Ticket Now Besides the concert in Florence, Bryan Adams will also perform in Conegliano, on December 5, 2022, and in Rome, on December 6, 2022.   THE ARTIST Bryan Adams rose to fame in 1983 with his album Cuts Like a Knife, and became a global superstar in 1984 with his album Reckless, which featured hits like Run to You and Summer of ’69. In 1991, he released (Everything I Do) I Do It for You, from the album Waking Up the Neighbours, which was written for the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and became a worldwide hit, reaching number 1 in many countries. Throughout his career, he received many awards and nominations, including 20 Juno Awards, 15 Grammy Award nominations, including a win for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television, MTV, ASCAP, American Music awards, three Ivor Novello Awards, and was nominated five times for Golden Globe Awards and three times for Academy Awards. Bryan Adams Read more [...]

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    Cavalcata dei Magi 2023

    Date: 6 January 2023

    Cavalcata dei Magi 2023 will take place on Friday, January 6, 2023, in the beautiful city of Florence. The Cavalcade of the Magi is a religious tradition that recreates the pilgrimage of the three Wise Men for the birth of Jesus, which takes place every year on January 6, on the occasion of the Epiphany. Epiphany is the feast that celebrates the revelation of the Incarnation of God as Jesus Christ, and the visit of the Magi to the Child.   SHORT HISTORY The Cavalcade of the Magi already existed as a tradition in the 15th century, when a company of laymen known as the Holy Magi Kings (Santi Re Magi) organized a festive procession through the streets of Florence. Initially, the procession was held every three years and, starting with 1447, every five years. The cavalcade comprised of three groups of people, who met in front of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and marched together to the Basilica of San Marco, where they sang hymns and prayers dedicated to Christ. The Medici were also members of this organization, which was prohibited after their exile from Florence, in 1494. In the following centuries, the celebration underwent many changes Read more [...]

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    Calcio Storico Fiorentino – Match of the Siege 2023

    Date: 17 February 2023

    Time: 4:00 pm to 12:00 am

    Match of the Siege 2023 (Partita dell’Assedio 2023), the most important match in the Calcio Storico Fiorentino calendar of events, will take place on Friday, February 17, 2023, in Florence. The game will start around 4 pm in Piazza di Santa Croce, in front of the Church of Santa Croce. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 edition of the match was cancelled, while the 2022 edition of the event was held on June 17, 2022. Calcio Storico Fiorentino (Historical Florentine Football) is an early form of football born in the 16th century, a mix of rugby, soccer and wrestling, which is still played in Florence. The four teams facing each other on the field are the Bianchi (White) of Santo Spirito, the Azzurri (Blue) of Santa Croce, the Rossi (Red) of Santa Maria Novella, and the Verdi (Green) of San Giovanni. The game, lasting only 50 minutes, is very violent and often ends up with broken limbs and a lot of blood.   SHORT HISTORY The first match of Calcio Storico was held on February 17, 1530, when Florence was besieged by the army of Carlo V and Pope Clemente VII, who were trying to bring back the Medici Read more [...]

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    Explosion of the Cart 2023

    Date: 9 April 2023

    The Explosion of the Cart 2023 (Scoppio del Carro 2023) will take place on Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023, in Piazza del Duomo, in Florence.   SHORT HISTORY The ceremony dates back to 1099, when the First Crusade was launched to free the city of Jerusalem. According to legend, it was a soldier from Florence, Pazzino from the Pazzi family, who climbed first the walls of the Holy City, where he placed a Christian flag. For this act of valor, Godfrey of Bouillon, one of the leaders of the First Crusade, gave him three small pieces from the Holy Sepulcher. After the liberation of Jerusalem, on Saturday, the crusaders gathered in the Church of the Resurrection and, in devout prayer, gave everyone the blessed fire as a symbol of purification. Returning to Florence, Pazzino was celebrated and welcomed with solemn honors. From that moment on, every Saturday, the people of Florence used to go to the cathedral, lit a small torch and carried the purifying flame through the city. The fire was lit with the sparks made by the fragments of the Holy Sepulcher. In time, the carrying of the holy fire was made with a cart and, later, the Read more [...]

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    Joe Satriani – The Shapeshifting Tour 2023

    Date: 30 April 2023

    Time: 8:45 pm to 12:00 am

    The American guitarist Joe Satriani will perform on Tuesday, April 30, 2023, starting with 8.45 pm, at Teatro Verdi, in Florence. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the concert, initially planned for May 12, 2020, and then postponed to May 26, 2021, and to May 24, 2022, was rescheduled to April 30, 2023. Tickets already purchased remain valid for the new date. > Buy Your Ticket Now Besides the concert in Florence, Joe Satriani will also appear on stage in Milan, on April 24, 2023, in Naples, on April 26, 2023, in Lecce, on April 28, 2023, in Rome, on April 29, 2023, and in Bologna, on May 2, 2023.   THE ARTIST Joseph Satriani was born in 1956, in Long Island. He began playing the guitar at age 14, influenced by Jimi Hendrix. A few years later, he began taking jazz lessons. In 1988, Satriani was recruited by Mick Jagger as lead guitarist for his solo tour. The artist briefly toured with Deep Purple, joining shortly after the departure of Ritchie Blackmore in 1993. He was also the guitarist for the supergroup Chickenfoot since 2008, and collaborated over time with Blue Öyster Cult, Stuart Hamm, Alice Cooper and Spinal Tap. Read more [...]

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    Festa della Rificolona 2023

    Date: 7 September 2023

    Festa della Rificolona 2023 will take place on Thursday, September 7, 2023, in the beautiful city of Florence. Festa della Rificolona (Festival of the Paper Lanterns) is an event from the Florentine popular folklore, held every year on September 7, on the eve of the Nativity of Mary. On this occasion, young people of Florence wind along the streets of the city, carrying around colored paper lanterns.   SHORT HISTORY The origins of the festival date back to the middle of the 17th century, and is due to the arrival in the city of many peasants from the nearby countryside to celebrate the Nativity of the Madonna in the Basilica of the Santissima Annunziata. The farmers also came to Florence to sell their products at the fair held on September 8 in the square in front of the basilica. To arrive on time, they left their homes before the break of dawn, and lit their way with lanterns of various shapes hanging on rods. After entering the city, the young Florentine people accompanied the villagers, making fun of their clothes, joking about the shapes of their women and trying to destroy their lanterns with spit wads. As time went on, Read more [...]