This weekend will be full of activities such as conferences, exhibits and all kinds of cultural events. Over 50 activities and cultural events will be taking place from Piazza Signoria to Piazza Repubblica. There will be a Conference on the State of the Union which is by reservation only. But it will be projected on big screens in Piazza Signoria for people who don’t have a ticket to enter. If you aren’t too familiar with the news going on in Europe, there will be an exhibit in Piazza Signoria where they will display how the European Union works. There will be movies and music events happening at the Odeon Theater in Piazza Strozzi. A series of European films will celebrate the history of Europe.
Notte Blu (Blue Night) will be the biggest cultural event of the weekend. It is on May 8th but starting as well on the 7th with concerts and events all over the city. May 9 has been named Europe’s Day because Robert Schuman introduced his idea of building a common European organization. The EU will have its 61st anniversary this year.
Another great thing about this weekend is there with people presenting their work they have done to strengthen the European community and influence, influencing the continent as a whole and the world. There will 50 cultural associations which will create a very fun and educational festival for people of all ages.
For more information on this fantastic weekend in Florence, check out the site Festival d’Europa.