Epiphany

Starting in 1997, during the year-long celebrations marking the VII Centenary of the Cathedral’s foundation, the Chapter and Foundation (‘Opera’) of Santa Maria del Fiore decided to resurrect an ancient…

Corpus Domini

Every year, sixty days after Easter, the Church celebrates “Corpus Domini”: a religious solemnity in honor of the Eucharist (the ‘body’ – corpus – of Christ in the sacramental sign…

Easter

According to a tradition mentioned by the medieval Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani, the venerable ceremony called the “scoppio del carro” (explosion of the cart) is related to the First Crusade,…