January the 6th appears to be a pretty busy day for the people of Florence, since this is the very moment when Florentines share their presents to each other, the custom being called La Befana. This practice is paralleled by the religious significance of the Epiphany, a holiday (both religious and public) celebrated by the so-called Cavalcade of the Three Kings, a manifestation which implies a certain dress code (Renaissance costumes), parades, and a spectacular procession with a very precise route which ticks off Palazzo Pitti, Palazzo della Signoria in the namesake piazza and Piazza del Duomo with its Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori and Baptistery of Saint John. January is also a month dedicated to numerous fashion shows; advised tourists should not overlook this detail.

Palazzo pitti in Florence

Palazzo Pitti, Florence

Palazzo Pitti, Florence

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