F-Light Firenze Light Festival 2016
After the success of the 2015 edition, from the 8th December until the 8th January 2017, the Firenze Light Festival 2016 comes back to light up the historical center and its main monuments and squares.
The event takes place to more than 15 locations, and consist in video-mapping and beaming shows, light games, meetings and educational activities.
The Firenze Light Festival 2016 begins the 8th December with the lighting of the big Christmas tree in Piazza del Duomo. From that day the F-light, together with the Christmas celebrations, officially start for a month rich in unmissable events until the 8th of January.
The main attraction is with no doubt the video-mapping over the facade of Ponte Vecchio. During the 2015 edition of F-light, the thousand of pictures of the Ponte covered with important and famous art masterpieces were displayed worldwide, showing the beauty of Florence under a “new light”.
The main theme of the Firenze Light Festival 2016 is the “source”, which means spring of water, but also the origin of the light, source of power, of heat, and of radiations. Source is also beginning of life, elan vital, sunrise and beginning, cause and origin of something.
Many Florentine monuments scattered all over the town will be lighten up during the next month. Visitors have the opportunity to admire churches, historical buildings, squares and towers under a different, colored light. Special tours of Florence are scheduled, together with activities for families and children.
Finally, from 21st December a wonderful tower of light will rise up to the dark sky, touching the clouds from the Forte Belvedere.