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the fires of Florence
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the coronation of the marzocco
Florence and its history:
the procession of tributes

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The newlyweds of St. John

The newlyweds of St. John

Since 1981 the Society of St. John the Baptist celebrates every year the Spouses of St. John, that is, those couples who decide to get married on June 24th.Every year between the spouses who have contracted the marriage on June 24 in the territory of the...

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San Giovanni Firenze
La Società di San Giovanni Battista di Firenze ricorda il prof. Antonio Paolucci.Già nel 1994 fu assegnato al professore il premio “Bel San Giovanni” con la motivazione descritta nella pergamena in foto, ricordando l’alto profilo e la competenza nel campo dell’arte e della cultura nazionale. Nostro Socio Onorario, in seguito ministro e sovrintendente dei maggiori musei nazionali, il prof. Paolucci ha avuto sempre menzioni di grande considerazione per la nostra istituzione partecipando come relatore a numerose conferenze organizzate sull’arte e la cultura fiorentina.“Il prof. Paolucci era molto vicino alla San Giovanni Battista - ricorda il presidente Claudio Bini - una sua conferenza sulla terrazza di Villa Bardini in occasione del "un minuto di Fochi" di qualche anno fa ebbe un grande successo e seguito di pubblico”Firenze perde un grande studioso di grande levatura intellettuale. ... Vedi di piùVedi meno
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History

The Society of St. John the Baptist was established with a “rescript” of January 29, 1796 by Grand Duke Ferdinand III of Tuscany. The young sovereign wanted to connect his figure to the most ancient Florentine tradition and the cult of the Baptist was always present in him in the most heartfelt forms.

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Since 1796 it is the Society of St. John the Baptist Odv to organize for the City of Florence “Fochi” every year more spectacular and increasingly admired by all those who, on the evening of June 24, pour out on the banks of the Arno or crowd the terraces to be flooded with so much auspicious light. Do you want to support the culture and tradition of the city of Florence? You can do this by donating your 5×1000 to San Giovanni.

The Fire of St. John

Since 1796 it is the Society of St. John the Baptist Odv to organize for the City of Florence “Fochi” every year more spectacular and increasingly admired by all those who, on the evening of June 24, pour out on the banks of the Arno or crowd the terraces to be flooded with so much auspicious light.