Open Day at the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze
Sunday 18 December a day of music, games and charity events in the Giardino della Gherardesca
On Sunday 18 December, the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze will host the new edition of Open Day, an event organised for solidarity purposes that has become over the years one of the most important pre-Christmas events in the city of Florence.
A tradition consolidated over the years and loved by the entire city, involving restaurants and local producers, with entertainment, a market and music for a party that animates the entire Giardino della Gherardesca, open to all. The day's proceeds this year are donated to the Patrizio Cipollini Foundation in support of ten young refugees who will be placed in hospitality jobs and to the Tommasino Bacciotti Foundation, in favour of families with children suffering from brain tumours.
The Giardino della Gherardesca, the historic park overlooked by the Four Seasons in Florence, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a minimum offer of 1 euro per adult. Entrance is from three entrances: Piazzale Donatello 12, Borgo Pinti 97 and Via Gino Capponi 54.
The programme includes the arrival of the Compagnia di Babbo Natale (Father Christmas Company) at 10.00 am, who will then perform at 11.30 am. Space is also given to traditions with the parade of the historical procession of the Florentine Republic and the performance of the Bandierai degli Uffizi (from 10.30 am). At noon comes the concert by the Florence and Scandicci Children's Voices Choir, then at 1 pm there will be speeches by the city authorities and Max Musto, general manager of the Four Seasons in Florence.
During the day, a charity lottery will be organised (prize draw at 3 p.m.) and the artistic nativity scene created by the Florentine restoration workshop Grassi- Nesi will be on display.
Sunday 18 December from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Entrance to the park: donation of Euro 1.00
Entrance from: Via Gino Capponi 54 - Borgo Pinti 97 and P. le Donatello 12
For information: +39 055 26261