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The Florence Carnival

After the extraordinary success of the first edition, the cultural association “The Florence Carnival” has dreamt big with a 2024 program rich in international surprises. The event, featuring the participation of the Viareggio Carnival, is aimed at a diverse audience, offering various celebratory moments: the dinner at Palazzo Vecchio and the dancing party with a parade through the historic city center. 

January 27, 2024

The Grand Ball

It begins with the exclusive dinner, with reservation tables and a carnival-themed dress code, in the setting of the Salone dei Cinquecento at Palazzo Vecchio, which, for the occasion, will host the magic of “Queens at the Palace” – an original fashion show conceived by the designer Antonia Sautter, reviving the great ladies of the history of Florence and Venice. 

After dinner, guests will continue in the imaginative atmosphere of the dancing evening accompanying the night in the Cortile della Dogana of Palazzo Vecchio. 

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January 28, 2024

The Carnival Parade

The next day, an outlet for creativity and sharing emotions by the convergence, in Florence, of representatives from important Italian Carnivals. Over 300 artists and musicians will proceed along the city streets, showcasing choreographies and performances. The audience can join and march along with their favorite group. Upon arrival, expected in Piazza della Signoria, an authoritative jury will determine the winners of the edition based on creativity, originality, and group spectacularity. 


The event is organized in collaboration with the Municipality of Florence, under the patronage of the Tuscany Region, Chamber of Commerce, Confcommercio, Carnevalia, and in partnership with the Viareggio Carnival and the Venetian designer Antonia Sautter, creator of Il Ballo del Doge.

The proceeds from the evening of January 27 will support the YOU Foundation – Education for Children in Need – in official relations with UNESCO.

For information and reservations:
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