21/06/2009

Music Festival

Music Festival

Every 21st of June since 1982 Paris has been holding the Music Festival, a popular cultural event completely free of charge, that mixes all music genres and is addressed to a wide-range public, with the aim of popularizing music and helping both young and old to familiarize with this art form. This year's theme will be "50 years of French songs", but on all music genres will be played in the streets, from rock to blues... and not only in French! A chance to live the summer enjoying Paris with an en plein air soundtrack!

14/06/2009

Historical soccer matches

Historical soccer matches

Florence in June is an experience not to be missed for history lovers, sports lovers, and event lovers: Florentines relive a tradition which dates back to the Roman Empire period and which sets the scene to an exciting month: the historical soccer matches, played in the original period costumes. Starting the 14th of June four teams play against each other in Piazza Santa Croce to elect the winning team at the finals on the 24th of June, the day Florence dedicates to its patron saint, St. John, which always ends with the famous fireworks (known as "Fochi", from "fuochi", dialect for fire) in Piazzale Michelangelo. Synonym with tradition, June also celebrates the "Medici month", dedicated to one of the most important families which placed Florence in history books: four weeks to enjoy a whole series of plays and stage shows, readings and performances in the most famous places of Firenze, in memory of the de Medici family's ancient splendor.

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