EVENT NAME: Bacco Artigiano with parade of Carro Matto
EVENT PLACE: Piazza della Signoria
EVENT DATE: 23 September 2023
EVENT HOURS: from 15:00 pm to 18:00 pm
EVENT PRICE: free
Historical re-enactment of the blessed wine offering to the Florentine Signoria that takes place every year on the last Saturday of the month of September.
The history of this event goes a long way back and remembers when, in past centuries, the wine from Rufina reached Florence with a caravan of carts, each loaded with 2000 flasks stacked in a pyramid ("a cesta") by skilled artisans. As usual, then, in Florence the cart full of wine, the so-called "Carro Matto", will be brought to Piazza della Signoria with the traditional parade of the Florentine Republic and the County of Rufina.
The historical cortege of the Florentine Republic starts from palagio di Parte Guelfa, via Porta Rossa, Mercato Nuovo, via Vacchereccia to piazza della Signoria where it joins the traditional "cart" carrying the wine produced in the vineyards of Rufina.
Here wine blessing by the religious authorities , then the cart will be drawn along via Calzaiuoli.
At the Church of San Carlo dei Lombardi: offer of the wine ampoule.
Piazza San Firenze-wine offer, performance of the flag-wavers.
At the end the cart is drawn back along via Calzaiuoli to piazza del Duomo, via Martelli, via Cavour.