The city of Florence announced last January that from January to June each 24th of the month there will be one minute of fireworks. The fireworks taking place on June 24 on occasion of the celebration of Florence’s patron saint Saint John the Baptist will be as long as usual.
The initiative, called Aspettando i ‘fochi’. San Giovanni tutto l’anno (literally, Waiting for the Fireworks. Saint John all the year), was presented by Florence Mayor Dario Nardella, the president of the Saint John the Baptist Society, Franco Puccioni, and the director of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze Gabriele Gori.
The fireworks will be launched at 8 p.m. from the garden of Villa Bardini in coincidence of exhibits that will begin at 7 p.m. every 24th of the month.