Glamorous Fragrances and Old Traditions mix together in Florence

Fragrances n. 10 will be held at Stazione Leopolda in Florence from September, 14th to 16th. Organized by Pitti Immagine, this international fair event where the olfactory culture and the best perfumery proposals are celebrated.

The most exclusive and high-quality craft fragrances will be the protagonists of the event together with a lot of products for body care and wellness, cosmetics and sophisticated scented accessories proposed by the greatest international brands.

The most renowned names of the sector will be compared in this international olfactory scenery, pondering the ever closer ties between the world of fragrance and contemporary lifestyles.

We remind you that the fair is open to the public only on Saturday from 10,00 am to 6,00 pm (admission charge: 10€ per person).

Fortunately, Florence is not only shopping, haute couture, glamorous fragrances and international brands…but this city keeps perfectly intact all its past traditions that include centuries of history and culture. Florentines love their city and don’t miss an occasion for showing their ties to this city by celebrating traditional and folkloristic festivals.

One of such festivals is the Festa della Rificolona, which is celebrated in Florence on 7th September in SS. Annunziata square.

This old tradition has its origins in the habits of the peasants who, every year, came from the countryside to the city taking their goods and using torches for making light during the long trip. So, the young countrywomen were called by the Florentines “Fierucolone” and, from here, the word “Rificolona” given to their paper lanterns. Over the years, such Rificolonas began more and more multicoloured.

In occasion of the Festa della Rificolona, there will also be a historical parade that from Ponte Vecchio will walk until Piazza della Signoria, Piazza S. Giovanni (the Cathedral Square) and finally will arrive to Piazza SS. Annunziata. The festival is scheduled to begin at about 9,45 pm in Piazza SS. Annunziata.

We remind visitors that, on 7th September, SS. Annunziata Basilica will be open to the public until the end of the festival, as well as the Giardino Monumentale del Museo Archeologico di Firenze (Garden of Archaeological Museum of Florence), which will be open from 7,30 to 10,30 pm; here, it will be possible to enjoy free guided visits organized by the museum staff, without reservation, every 30 minutes. What a beautiful idea!

Well guys, with such wonderful events, we wait for you in Florence!

If you would like to know more about Florence or you wish to book a hotel in Florence for the occasion, just have a look at the guide About Florence.

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