Here in Florence it feels like summer is still far away. Spring has been chilly and rainy, but all the upcoming events in Florence in the month of June remind me that summer is just around the corner! June is important in Florence, and its easy to see why:
Here are my Top Picks for June:
Aperitivo Ad Arte:
My favorite even from last year is back! Last summer the initiative to have weekly Aperitivi at the Uffizi Musuem was born, and I'm a huge fan. This year From June to September you can choose from Wednesdays at the Galleria dell'Accademia, or Thursdays at the Uffizi (In August and September there will also be a few weeks at the Bargello). I plan on going at least once to each of them.
Concerti in Cortile:
For three weeks starting on June 5th, there will be a free afternoon concert on Wedenesday at Palazzo Strozzi. If you're out and about in Florence on these days, just stroll into the Cortile of Palazzo Strozzi and enjoy free music in a beautiful setting
Calcio Storico & Festa di San Giovanni:
June in Florence is famous mainly for two things: Calcio Storico and the day of the patron saint of Florence - San Giovanni. The 15th and 16th the various quarters of Florence face off, and the winners from these games play each other on June 24th, Festa di San Giovanni. On June 24th you can enjoy the parade starting in Piazza Santa Maria Novella and making its way to Piazza Santa Croce, and at 10:30pm line up along the river to see the fireworks! You might want to head to the Lungarno early though - it gets crowded!