Where to stay in Florence for the Dragon Boat Festival 2018!Min. reading
Among the so many events of the Florentine summer, the Dragon Boat Festival is one of the most important, also because it’s the first time that this meaningful competition takes place in Europe!
Il Guelfo Bianco is one of the hotels of the center where to stay in Florence to attend the Dragon Boat Festival, ongoing on the Arno river from the 3rd to the 8th July 2018 with the participation of no less than 129 teams and 17 countries, belonging to all the continents on the planet.
Alongside the noble cause that supports it, related to the matters of the rehabilitation of men and women operated by breast cancer, the event offers the opportunity to visit our city during a wonderful time of the year.
This discipline of oriental origin, highlights an important example: strength lies in unity. Only with the work of a real team is possible to achieve a good result or overcome a difficult moment; it is no coincidence that a thousands of companies in their team building strategies rely on this activity.
With paddle strokes, on traditional boats that refer to the image of a dragon, the protagonists of the race will light up the enthusiasm of all the people present in a scenario of great beauty, for a day to remember during your stay in Florence.
Established in 2005 by the International Breast Cancer Paddler’s Commission, the Dragon Boat Festival is a social event born thanks to the medical theories of Dr. McKenzie, who saw in this activity one of the most effective forms of rehabilitation for the so-called Breast Cancer Survivors.
Since then, every 4 years, the event comes back to life on the waters of the world bringing hope, sport, outdoor life and lots of fun. On the banks of the Arno river and the amazing Parco delle Cascine the six days of the Dragon Boat entertain visitors with events, banquets and workshops.
In summer Florence is characterised by a special atmosphere, and to visit it during an event like the Dragon Boat Festival will make your stay in the city a truly unique moment.
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