The Flight of the dove

Traditions must be observed. Also this year in Figline, as in Florence, during Easter Mass there is going to be the so called “volo della colombina” (Flight of the dove). This is an event which attracts many citizens and tourists who are in our towns. This tradition dates back to the times of the First Crusade: It is said that a Florentine nobleman brought back three splinters of stone used to light the candles of the procession of Holy Saturday. Later was introduced the Flight of the dove. From the main altar of our illustrious Collegiata starts the Flight of the dove which burns down the cart placed in Marsilio Ficino Square. If the dove manages to conclude the Flight and to burn down the cart, it means that the year will be positive.
We wish this to us and to you all, with all our hearts.