A rich program will see the city come alive from the morning of December 31st, proceeding non-stop until past midnight and going on also on the first of the year. There will be shows of all kinds for all audiences, from the youngest to adults people who want to stay up late. Among the events in particular we mention the opening of some museums, such as Palazzo Vecchio and the Novecento museum, and the many events in the Lodges and on the churchyards, including that of the Duomo.There will be shows with music, art, dance, in many squares of the historic center: Piazza della Signoria, Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Piazza di San Lorenzo, Piazza del Carmine and Piazza Poggi.
A very special event of San Silvestro will be held right in the district of San Niccolo, a few meters from Palazzo San Niccolò, in Piazza Poggi. From 22 to 2, dance music performances, Dancing in the moonlight, with three very different artists such as Matthew Herbert, Interstellar Funk and Dukwa, accompanied by installations of digital arts and light design on the facade of Porta San Niccolò, by the Association Cultural feeling.
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From November 29th to December 2nd: SPECIAL OFFER BLACK FRIDAY & CYBER MONDAY. Don’t miss our special Black Friday. Only from November 29th to December 2nd you can book your next stay in Florence, saving 40%! This offer is valid only for bookings made from Friday 29 November to Monday 2 December 2019 for stays from 29 November 2019 to 31 March 2020. The offer is reserved for a limited number of rooms and a minimum stay of two nights is required.
Advance payment of the stay is required at the time of booking.
This promotion is non-refundable in the event of cancellation, modification or non-arrival.
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Palazzo San Niccolò hosted Lady Ripples launch Pop-up and Martini Charity Cocktail event with a focus on saving the bees.
In fact 10% of all the sales went to their bee charity in collaboration with local honey makers Fior da Fire Apicoltura Biologica.
From all the sales from the local artisans that displayed their merchandise in the pop up, they managed to raise their first round of funds to restore a street tabernacle by Friends of Florence. The collaboration was a great success and we are very happy to participate and host this fantastic project.
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CHRISTMAS IN FLORENCE
Lots of markets during the Christmas season make them the ideal place to seek out gifts for yourself, friends and family! Wherever you may be, it is likely you’ll find a market nearby on the weekends (and early holidays) starting in November and throughout the month of December. Many will occur on the same days, so you’ll have to choose where to head to.
WEIHNACHTSMARKT CHRISTMAS MARKET – PIAZZA SANTA CROCE November 28 to December 20, 2018 from 10 am to 10 pm
Every December the fabulous Santa Croce square hosts a lively Christmas Market, with stalls selling various art crafts, candles, sweets and Christmas themed decorations from Italy and abroad. This year it starts on the 23rd of November and lasts until 22nd December 2019 (10am-10pm). The Weihnachtsmarkt Christmas market is Florence’s “traditional” market held in Piazza Santa Croce. The market appears as a small Christmas village with typical wooden houses popular in Christmas markets in Germany and in the north of Italy. Here, you will find Italian and international products that make perfect gifts, including Christmas decorations, candles, tableware, clothing and much more, as well as food and wine specialties to be enjoyed on the spot or taken home. Admission is free.
FIERUCOLA DI NATALE
The 8th of December in Florence is Immaculate Conception day and the Christmas countdown officially begins. Traditionally, today is spent decorating the house with christmas trinkets and adorning the tree.The 8th is particularly special in Florence because there is an official public ceremony where the biggest tree in the city finally lights up! Wear something warm, wait for the tree to light up and admire the beautiful terracotta life statues made by a local artisan in front of Santa Maria del Fiore. This is a more traditional event, inspired by country values. Hosting a traditional market, it will be held in Piazza S.S. Annunziata on the 7th, 8th of December 2019 for the occasion of the Immacolata feast known as “Fierucola”. Among other things there promises to be delicious organic food and handmade art-crafts.
Palazzo San Niccolo houses THE RIVERFLOW YOGA BLISSFUL WARRIOR RENEWAL. “A Riverflow Renewal is not a typical yoga retreat, is a journey, step by step, to transform your body, awaken your spirit, and welcome you back to the life you were meant to love”. This is the philosophy of Rhonda Uretzky, yoga teacher and author of the book “The blissfull warriors”. Her workshop in Florence will be in October, and all participants will stay in Palazzo San Niccolò.
HOT YOGA RETREAT
October 18/25 Palazzo San Niccolò, Firenze.
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THE MASTER PARFUMER OF FLORENCE
Experience the emotion of the exclusive Perfume Workshop, during which Master Perfumer Sileno Cheloni offers his deep knowledge on the magical and mysterious essences that give life to the fragrances that best represent us. During the Perfume Workshop, Sileno Cheloni illustrates the history of artistic perfumery, the techniques to create a bespoke perfume and how to assemble the fragrances. Through the use of 21 compositions, specifically designed for the event, each participant is guided in the creation of his own perfume.
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On February 17th in the year 1530, Florence was besieged by the troops of Carlo V and Pope Clemente VII, who wanted to bring the Medici Family back to Florence. A game of ‘soccer’ was played to mock and make fun of the enemy. This was not the same soccer as the one we know today, but the historical game known as Calcio Storico: an ancient game, that according to some people was played by Romans, called Harpastum and played to keep the body trained. The Florentines decided to demonstrate to the army of Carlo V that life in the city was the same and they were not going to stop doing what they always did. So they decided to play the game in front of the troops. One team was dressed in white and the other in green and the prize for the winner was a calf.
Nobody knows how the match ended or which team won – it doesn’t matter….what really matters is that the game played on that day will be remembered as a great event in the history of Florence. To remember that fateful day, this Sunday 17th February 2019 the players of “Calcio Storico Fiorentino” will return to the same field in Piazza Santa Croce square to honour the brave warriors who preceded them. Santa Croce square will be as it was in the 16th century to remind people of the events of that important day.
“The match played is an anthem to Florence, a symbol that is part of the identity of each Florentine and that adds a sense of belonging to our city.”