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 Municipality of Florence or elsewhere, provided that at least one of them is resident at the time of marriage in the Municipality of Florence and who have sent the marriage certificate to the Society of St. John the Baptist within the peremptory deadline of the following September 30, “The Spouses of St. John” will be extracted and proclaimed. The award ceremony will take place during a special ceremony that will be set throughout the year following the year of the wedding.
You can send the documentation and ask for more information by writing to:
Società di San Giovanni Battista Odv
Via Folco Portinari, 11 – 50122 FLORENCE – Telephone and fax 039055/29.41.74
secretarial hours: Wednesday 9-12
The Fire of St. John
The "Fochi", the fireworks display with which Florence celebrates its patron saint, has been held since the twelfth century, organized in ancient times by the Art of Calimala. Since 1796 it is the Society of St. John the Baptist Odv to organize for the City of...