Perspectives: Easter’s Scoppio del Carro

Carrie George

Flag throwers wave their flags, marked with Florence, Italy’s symbolic lily, leading The Scoppio del Carro toward the Duomo. The brindellone, or the nine-meter-high cart filled with fireworks, makes its way from its home on Porta al Prato to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore, better known as the Duomo, where it explodes for crowds of excited locals and tourists.