Was the Fête Dieu, and a goodly procession of all the religious orders, the whole streets hung with their best tapestries, and their most precious movables exposed; silks, damasks, velvets, plate, and pictures in abundance; the streets strewed with flowers, and full of pageantry, banners, and bravery.

“22nd: La Grande Procession de Florence, le jour de la Fête de Dieu”. Artist unknown. 1760. Source: BnF.