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Santa Monaca Hostel – New look for 2019

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As we were undergoing some renovations, the Hostel is closed until the 15th of March,

We are looking forward to having you.

Santa Monaca Staff

SANTA MONACA HOSTEL ADVISES: New Year 2019: the “Concertone at Piazzale Michelangelo” with Renga and Baby K

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New Year 2019: concert of 31 December 2018 The protagonists of this year will be Francesco Renga and Baby K The event is organized by the Municipality of Florence The evening will be presented and animated by the DJs of Radio Bruno, who will broadcast the event live on radio and TV. Free entry from 21:00 photo by Firenze Today

SANTA MONACA HOSTEL ADVISES: Florence Light Festival 2018 – the festival that illuminates Christmas in Florence

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The festival, promoted by the City of Florence, this year was born under the banner of the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, whose five hundredth anniversary of his death will be celebrated in 2019. It will be possible to admire it in many areas of the city: Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Piazza Santa Maria Novella, the Central Market and the Oltrarno, with particular attention to the towers and the city gates and the neighborhoods outside the city center historian. At the center of F-light there is always light, a source of universal energy.

photo Stefano Casati

Santa Monaca Hostel advises: the Weihnachtsmarkt Christmas market from November 28th in Piazza Santa Croce in Florence

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Also for this Christmas the appointment with the Weihnachtsmarkt returns to the German market in Piazza Santa Croce from November 28th to December 20th.
The more than fifty stands housed in the characteristic wooden houses will bring to Florence the aromas and flavors typical of Christmas with artistic handicrafts and traditional foods from all over Europe.
An opportunity to taste inviting gastronomic specialties, warm up with delicious hot drinks and browse through the stalls looking for original gift ideas and handmade Christmas decorations and a rich program of events.

Hostel Santa Monaca advises: November 25th – Florence Marathon 2018

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The Florence Marathon, now in issue n. 35, will take place on Sunday 25 November 2018.
Also confirmed for this edition the route with departure and arrival in the heart of the city, in Piazza Duomo. Other squares, such as Piazza della Repubblica and Piazza Santa Maria Novella, will instead be committed to support services for runners, such as refreshments, preheating, massage service and storage of race bags. The historic center of Florence will therefore be a real party on the day of the marathon.

November 13th, 2018 – Free concert dedicated to Rossini in the Basilica of Santa Croce

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To commemorate Gioachino Rossini in the year in which the 150th anniversary of his death is celebrated, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Theater will perform in a celebratory concert set for November 13th, the date of his death, which will be performed in front of the composer’s tomb in the Basilica of Santa Croce.

Photo by Basilica Santa Croce official website

Sunday 4 November 2018 – Free museums

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Sunday, November 4 returns the Sunday Metropolitan offering a program of visits and activities particularly broad, because the proposals of the Florentine Civic Museums, are flanked by visits to Palazzo Medici Riccardi and the complex of Sant’Orsola, exceptionally open to the public.
In addition to these, young people and adults will be able to enjoy in Palazzo Vecchio some paths dedicated to the Medici Palace and the fountains and aqueducts of the mid-sixteenth century, as are scheduled guided tours in Santa Maria Novella and exhibitions:
“Only. Piero Manzoni “at the Museo Novecento and” Paolo Masi. Here “in Le Murate.

photo by Mus.e Florence

Halloween Run in Florence on October 31, 2018

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In Florence, on Wednesday 31 October, the third edition of the “Florence Halloween Run” will take place, a 5 km fun-motor event within the Parco delle Cascine.
There is also a Family Run on a 3 km course, suitable for children and teenagers accompanied by at least one adult.
Competitors can participate in masquerades, with costumes on the theme of Halloween.
The best costumes will be awarded.

In Florence the Balloon Festival 2018 returns to the Visarno Hippodrome until October 21st

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The Balloon Festival is a great festival dedicated to the giants of the air. The hot air balloons will color the sky of Florence for the second year, exciting families who want to spend a day full of fun.
The event suitable for everyone, will take place from the early hours of the morning, the balloons of all shapes and colors will be inflated and dedicated to the bound flight, then tied with a strong rope on the ground, for all the people who want to experience the emotion to see the city from the height of twenty meters.

The International Ceramics Fair from 6th to 7th October 2018 – Florence – Piazza Santissima Annunziata

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The International Ceramic Fair comes back to Santissima Annunziata.
Now in its 19th edition, the fair will bring to the streets the best craftsmen with their creations to admire and buy.
90 artists will exhibit their creations in the most varied and innovative techniques and ceramic materials: you can find objects of use, furniture, sculptures, jewels.
In addition to the exhibition market there will be a space dedicated to teaching with clay: will be proposed workshops of manipulation and modeling of clay, laboratory of whistles.
In the Palazzo Budini Gattai will host Matthew Tyas, coordinator of the Leach Foundation for exhibitions and collections.

In particular, one of the shops will host a tribute to Lindsay Kemp, recently deceased: some of Kemp’s drawings have been selected to decorate five ceramic plates, unique pieces that will be exhibited together with the artist’s original sketches during the two days.

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