If you ever have the chance, spend Easter Sunday in Florence. It is a marvellous day and was one of our favorites.
We got to the Piazza del Duomo around 9am and were lucky to get a place where we could see. For the next two hours, there was a pageant, complete with a procession, flag throwers and music.
As people performed, others set up the fireworks on a huge cart led in by white oxen.
The climatic moment was the Scoppio del Carro where the fireworks were lit. The atmosphere of the morning was amazing. Florentines were out in force and we enjoyed every minute of it.