Florence: a weekend of rock music in a Renaissance setting

For today’s appointment sostravel.com takes you to discover one of the biggest summer music festivals in Italy, every year in the city of Florence: Firenze Rocks.

Firenze Rocks Credits to: Festicket.it

The 2019 edition of Firenze Rocks, which will take place from June 13th to 16th, is preparing to host the biggest names in the international music scene even this year, making the city of Florence a meeting place for all music lovers. Artists such as Tool, Smashing Pumpkins, Eddie Vedder, Ed Sheeran, Dream Theater, Sum 41 and The Cure will warm up the stands of the Visarno Arena in the 4 evenings of festivals that, now at its third edition, continues to establish itself as one of the most important summer events in European music.

Born as a simple summer event to celebrate music, it has become a true cult manifestation of a musical genre that over the years has turned into a true philosophy of life: rock. Music has always been an art that has had the power to shape and influence the thought of entire generations, creating a myriad of emotions in people. The power of melodies unleashes great imagination and creativity in the listeners and over time has inspired more and more poets, thinkers and writers. In particular, the rock genre was the soundtrack of the 60s and 70s period of the greatest cultural revolutions. With the passage of time the adoration for the rock genre has grown making it a real lifestyle acquiring the privilege of being considered the first sound form of modern dissent.

This is precisely the essence behind Firenze Rocks, an event that is enhanced even more by the territory in which it takes place; a city that in its history has always been characterized by love for art and culture in general. City of art par excellence, Florence is considered the cradle of the Renaissance and guardian of numerous architectural wonders; made famous by the economic and political power of the Medici dynasty, it was a city where artists like Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo were able to express their artistic potential. The charm of Florence, however, was also been enriched by previous eras, Romans, Lombards and other populations have left the city with their own contribution which, even today, is part of the city’s artistic heritage with churches, museums and monuments famous throughout the world .

Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral

Anyone who visits Tuscany cannot help but go to Florence, which captures with its charm the hearts of all tourists. With its historic center defined as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, which can also be visited on foot to fully enjoy the atmosphere and notice the most hidden corners of the city. Starting from the historic center, the beating heart of the city, tourists will find themselves in front of spectacular locations like Piazza del Duomo dominated by its magnificent Cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore with the famous dome built by Brunelleschi, the Baptistery and the Bell tower of Giotto; piazza della Signoria with Palazzo Vecchio, current seat of the town council and civic museum; the Galleria degli Uffici known for the collection of Renaissance works belonging to artists such as Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raffaello.

Sostravel.com has chosen Florence for you: a city where you can get in touch with the Renaissance magic that characterizes it; a city capable of surprising the tourist who, visiting every corner of the city, is enveloped by a warmth and priceless hospitality. Whether it’s a weekend or a long holiday, the charm of Florence will captivate you!