In april Florence is for every taste!
As always, at the beginning of every month we remind you all the appointments during the weekends of April. If you love sports and wellness this is the right month for you!
In addition to the Half Marathon, which takes place on Sunday 7th April, we remind you Florence Bike Festival, one of the most expected Italian events on two wheels.
During the weekend from 12th to 14th April, thousand of bikers meet at Parco delle Cascine, while about 3000 cyclists start from Piazzale Michelangelo on Sunday 14th to experience the De Rosa Gran Fondo Firenze. Moreover during the Festival, a special championship takes place dedicated to the latest generation of e-bike, the TERZA ROSSA Electric Bike Cross Championship.
For those who are so greedy that cannot wait until the summer, on Saturday 6th and on Sunday 7th there is the Gelato Festival in Florence, a festival which involves not only kids but also adults at Piazzale Michelangelo.
During these two days, the city becomes the capital of the high-quality ice cream, where sixteen from the best ice cream makers of Italy present their exclusive flavor created only for this occasion. But the main protagonists of the festival are adults and kids, because they will taste and vote their favourite ice cream. There are many educational workshops organised for all the participants but not only: also initiatives about the theme of the event are set up within three large food truck, including the “Buontalenti”, which represents the biggest mobile workshop ice cream production in the world.
In closing, the event ends at 07:30 pm on Sunday 7th with the most expected award ceremony of the best ice cream maker, who receives as the prize the opportunity to take part in the Gelato Festival World Masters 2021, an important international contest where participants compete to win the qualification of best homemade ice cream maker in the world.
On the contrary, for those who wants to spend some time with their children, from 12th to 14th April there is the Children’s Festival Firenze, which this year is dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci on the occasion of the 500th anniversary from his death.
The entertainment for kids is guaranteed, thanks to many activities, interactive workshops and much more where you learn new things by playing! The opening is planned on Friday afternoon at 6:00 pm in different places: Palazzo Vecchio, Salone del Cinquecento, Officina del Profumo di Santa Maria Novella, Istituto Geografico Militare and many nearby libraries. The event is completely free of charges, with free entrance or by booking directly from the official website of the Festival.
For your stay we suggest you the Grand Hotel Adriatico and the Rivoli Boutique Hotel, two great hotels a few steps away from the centre of Florence. After a weekend full of appointments, all you need is a well-deserved rest! Our hotels and rooms have all the comforts right for you. Even better, there’s a special offer created for the atlets – but also for who only wants to watch!