What to do in Florence

April 20-30

Gelato Festival

Where: Piazzale Michelangelo      When: April 21-25

Enjoy gelato? Assuming the answer is yes, head on up to Piazzale Michelangelo from April 21-25 to eat some (or a lot).  Gelaterias from across Italy will bring their product to the festival, where they will be judged professionally as well as by the public.  The festival will also feature workshops and gelato-making events.  The event runs daily from noon to 10pm, so be sure to head over!12986923_1073517949335221_1337293330843547962_n

La Notte Bianca

Where: Piazza Signoria and surrounding areas     When: April 30

On the night of April 30th, the piazzas of Florence will come to life on “The White Night.”  Looked forward to by the locals, shops and museums will stay open through the night and the piazzas and streets will be filled with festivities.  Street performers, food stands, and cultural talks will take over the city throughout the night, not ending until the sun rises the next morning.  The next day is May Day- a national holiday- so you can spend all day catching up on your lost sleep then.

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Fiorentina v. Juventus Soccer Match

Where: Stadio Artemio Franchi     When: Sunday, April 24, 8:45 pm

Have you had the chance to catch a Fiorentina match this semester?  Chances are this will be your last chance before heading home, so take full advantage.  The game is sure to be packed with energy, as Fiorentina takes on the best team in the Italian A League- Juventus.  Tickets usually cost around €20, and can be purchased either online or at the door.

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Catch a Movie at the Odeon Theater

Where: Piazza Strozzi, 2, 50123 Firenze     When: Check posted schedule

Rainy day in the future? Check out a movie over at the Odeon Theater near Piazza della Republica.  The theater is beautiful, and even features a bar with snacks and drinks.  If the movie is one made in America, the theater will play the movie in English with Italian subtitles!  Depending on the length of the film, the theatre also has small intermissions- a tradition long lost in most American theaters.  Over the next 10 days, the theatre will be showing the newly released Jungle Book film.  Head on over to the link below to find specific showings.

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