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Easter in Florence

What to do and see in Florence 

Easter in Florence is a suggestive festivity, full of traditions that will make your stay in Tuscany an unforgettable experience. Among the main activities there is the mass in honour of the Madonna del Fiore in the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, on Easter morning.

At the end of the celebration, every year the evocative Explosion of the Cart takes place: the archbishop sets fire to the dove - a rocket in the shape of a dove - and launches it out of the Cathedral with a wire connected to the cart. If the dove, hits the cart and causes the explosion of all fireworks, the year from that moment on will be lucky. If it doesn't happen, the year could be bad.

In this period, it is also possible to attend the Children's Carnival, a costume parade dedicated to the little ones, or visit the many exhibitions organized in the city.

The mild climate of Florence in spring and the days that stretch out more and more are perfect conditions for enjoying a stroll through the city's parks, such as the Boboli Gardens and the Bardini Gardens, right in the historic centre.

If you prefer to immerse yourself in Renaissance art, we suggest you a visit to the Uffizi Gallery, the Pitti Palace and the main Florentine monuments during your Easter break in Florence.


The typical Easter dishes in Florence

During the Easter period, the Florentines love to taste the typical dishes of the local tradition. Among these stand out desserts such as the "explosion of the cart" - inspired by the celebration in the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - made with cooked wheat, raisins and spices, and the Schiacciata di Pasqua, a cake with raisins and aniseed.

Easter lunch in Florence is a real feast for the eyes and the palate, with rich appetizers, lasagne or baked pasta as first courses and meat main courses. The latter can contemplate various proposals, but lamb meat reigns; it’s traditionally consumed during the Easter period, also for its symbolic meaning.

If you prefer a gorgeous lunch with an international flavour, come and enjoy it in our rooftop restaurant Angel, on the top floor of the 4-star Hotel Calimala.


Easter stay at Hotel Calimala in Florence

If you dream of a luxury hotel in the center of Florence for your Easter stay, the Hotel Calimala is the perfect choice.

Our elegant and comfortable rooms, the Angel restaurant with a breath-taking view and the privileged position, a few steps from the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio, will allow you to fully enjoy the most interesting activities during the Easter period and the artistic beauties of the city.

Book now your Easter stay in Florence at Hotel Calimala and enjoy an unforgettable holiday in the name of tradition, comfort and the most amazing view of the city.

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