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The First Italian Handicrafts Fair Was Born in Florence

From 21st April to 1st May 2018, the best Italian and International handicrafts are on show in Florence inside the spectacular premises of the  Fortezza da Basso. A successful event that has been going on for 82 years.

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Taste 2018 (Credits to: Proj3ct Studio)

Pitti Taste presents the best in Italian food

Pitti Taste 2018 presents the best in Italian food lifestyle and the big topics in contemporary culinary culture.


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Sting and Shaggy at the Anteprime di Toscana

Sting and Shaggy: a surprise performance in Florence

FLORENCE, ITALY – The rockstar Sting and his wife Trudie Styler, owner of a winery in Chianti, toasted to open the previews of Tuscany 2018 at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence. Before the toast, Sting sang in acoustic version, together with the singer raggamuffin Shaggy, surprise present to the previews , “Message in a bottle” and “Do not make me wait”, the song that the two artists performed at the Sanremo festival.

Sting and Trudie officially opened the week-long Anteprime di Toscana and visited the stands of 11 wine consortiums. The following consortiums uncorked their best bottles of the new vintage: Carmignano, Casole d’Elsa, Colline Lucchesi, Cortona, Elba, Maremma Toscana, Montecarlo di Lucca, Montecucco, Pitigliano and Sovana, Val di Cornia and Valdarno di Sopra.

At this event, with distinguished guests opening procedures, operators and journalists from all over the world tasted the first wines of 2017 produced in the territories of the leading consortium producers: Chianti, Chianti Classico, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino.

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Firenze e cioccolata in Santissima Annunziata, Florence, Italy

The new craft chocolate fair in Florence

FLORENCE, ITALY – The countdown just started! Firenze e cioccolato, the new craft chocolate fair will take place in Florence from the 2nd to the 11th of March.

A special edition that represents a kind of year zero, for this historical event. The Chocolate fair, was born fourteen years ago and was always characterised by interesting events and by the involvement of important personalities of the Tuscan panorama.

This is the year of restyling: The fair will have a new look but also will become not just a stop over for gourmet lovers but also a showcase dedicated to professionals and chefs.

In the beautiful Piazza SS. Annunziata you will find a selection of more than twenty maitre chocolatier coming from all over Italy. They will offer you pralines, chocolat bars, ganaches and more over. An unforgettable “chocolate trip” from the north to the south of Italy

This year the Fair schedule will be marked by cooking shows with Michelin Starred chefs, games and workshops for children, food tasting and matching guided by gourmet professionals.

There will be an area dedicated to meetings focused on the chocolate product, with special attention to the nutritional and health aspects. The same area will be also dedicated to discussions on important current themes and also on unusual subjects as the relation between sport and chocolate. One of the partners of this event is the renowned maître chocolatier Andrea Bianchini.

The Chocolate fair is also made of shows and entertainment that will transform Piazza SS. Annunziata in the place where to spend relaxing moments with family and friends.

Cioccolato e Firenze is open every day from 10 am to 10 pm, free admission, the florentine JDEvents srl is the organiser.

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The Gucci Garden in Florence, Italy

The Gucci Garden opens in piazza Signoria

The Gucci Garden inside the historic Palazzo della Mercanzia, which housed the Gucci Museo, has been opened in Florence, Italy.

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Weihnachtsmarkt in Florence, Italy

Weihnachtsmarkt and the Christmas markets in Tuscany

One of the most famous Christmas markets in Florence, Italy, is the Weihnachtsmarkt.

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Winter Park, ice skating

The Ice skating park back to Florence for Holidays

Firenze Winter Park is back for Holiday season, a theme park with ice skating. The chosen area is the right bank of the Arno, near Obihall.

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F-Light Festival in Florence, Italy

F-Light, the light festival brings magic in Florence

F-Light, the Florence light festival, brings beauty, magic and atmosphere in the city center.

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Lego fans at the Bricks in Florence Festival

FLORENCE, ITALY – Fans of Lego bricks from all over Italy will gather Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November 2017 at the Obihall of Florence for the first edition of Bricks in Florence Festival, two days of exhibitions, creative activities, free game and competitions.

For the occasion, Obihall will be divided into thematic areas, where you can discover the world of Lego Technic and Lego Mindstorms robotics, Games & Lego Minecraft, a photo exhibition, the exhibits of the big and young builders.

The large area of free play, with dozens of pounds of Lego bricks will give space to the imagination, while in the shop inside the Obihall every fan will find classic set, set out list, individual items in bulk, minifigures, clothing and specialized books.

The two days (10/19 hours) will be accessed with affordable tickets: till 6 years family advantage entry is free, under 14 years spend 5 euros, adults 7 euro (5 euro Coop card). Family tickets: 15 euro (one adult and two children); 17 euros (two adults and one child); 20 euros (two adults and two children).

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The visual artist Michelangelo Bastiani

The visual artist Michelangelo Bastiani in New York

The Galleria Ca’ d’Oro in New York presents the extrasensory experience Beyond the Matter by the Florence born visual artist Michelangelo Bastiani.

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