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San Giovanni

text Martina Olivieri

June 17, 2024

Where to see the fireworks of San Giovanni in Florence

Sunsets, light games and bubbles: the best rooftops where you can admire the spectacle of 24 June

Flag-wavers, a procession, special events and fireworks: 24 June in Florence is the feast day of the patron saint, St John, loved by young and old alike. At 10 p.m. the spectacle of games and colours of fireworks begins, visible - as well as from Ponte Santa Trinita and the traditional Lungarni - from the city's most beautiful terraces.

La Terrazza Rooftop Bar - Hotel Continentale
Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli, 2r
ph. +39 055 27265987 - +39 3421234710

The fireworks on 24 June are also visible from the Terrace of the Hotel Continentale. During the evening you can admire the splendid St John's fireworks by reserving a front row seat to watch the show while sipping champagne!

Rooftop bar La Terrazza

The Lodge
Viale Giuseppe Poggi, 1
ph. +39 055 284874

The dining and cocktail bar of the Florentine summer allows you to enjoy a privileged position to admire the spectacle of the fires of San Giovanni. In the green hillside of Piazzale Michelangelo, next to the fountains of the Ramps created by the famous architect Poggi, The Lodge welcomes you for a magical and unparalleled 24 June.

The Lodge

Empireo Rooftop Bar - Hotel Plaza Lucchesi
Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia, 38
ph: +39 055 26236

An unprecedented and breathtaking view of the city. At the Empireo Rooftop Bar at the Hotel Plaza Lucchesi you can sip a drink by the pool while admiring the Duomo and the fireworks display on 24 June.

Empireo Hotel Plaza Lucchesi

Divina Terrazza - Grand Hotel Cavour
Via del Proconsolo, 3
ph: +39 055 266271

Don't miss the opportunity to experience an aperitif at the Divine Terrace of the Grand Hotel Cavour, with spectacular fireworks lighting up the entire city.

Divina Terrazza Hotel Cavour

ToscaNino in Rinascente Florence
Piazza della Repubblica, 4
ph. +39 055 4933468

Choose the terrace of ToscaNino in Rinascente if you want to enjoy a breathtaking view over the rooftops of Florence, savouring drinks and sweet or savoury dishes to suit your appetite.

Toscanino Rinascente ph Dario Garofalo

Osteria delle Tre Panche - Hotel Hermitage
Vicolo Marzio, 1
ph. +39 055 583724

If you love truffles, you can combine the spectacle of the fires with a mouth-watering culinary journey at the Osteria delle Tre Panche, on the sixth-floor terrace of the Hotel Hermitage, overlooking Ponte Vecchio. An unmissable experience for both taste and sight.

The view over the Vasarian Corridor from the Osteria delle tre panche restaurant at the top of the Hermitage hotel

Angel Roofbar & Dining - Hotel Calimala
Via Calimala, 2
ph. +39 3394113863

The Angel Roofbar & Dining soars into the blue Florentine sky. The terrace is open for both aperitifs and dinner and the menu allows guests to enjoy an unforgettable evening accompanied by tapas and tempting drinks.

Angel Roofbar - Hotel Calimala

The Social Hub
Viale Spartaco Lavagnini, 70 - 72
ph. +39 055 0621855

The Social Hub is another strategic point from which to watch the spectacle of the San Giovanni fires. A cocktail by the pool or a quick aperitif with tasty snacks and noodles is the perfect way to wait for the fireworks display.

The Social Hub Firenze

The Butterfly Terrace - Hotel Il Tornabuoni
Via de' Tornabuoni, 3
ph. +39 055 212645

The Butterfly Terrace is Hotel Il Tornabuoni's suspended place. From here, admiring the fires is even more magical, perhaps refreshed with a fine signature drink. Reservation required.

The Butterfly Terrace - Hotel Il Tornabuoni

Società Canottieri Firenze
Lungarno Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, 8
ph. +39 055 282130

The Società dei Canottieri di Firenze has a fascinating and prestigious location right below the Uffizi, and a different view of the cradle of the Renaissance, to contemplate the city and the fires from an unusual and beautiful angle. Accessible for special events only.

Società dei Canottieri Firenze


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