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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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The Biennale dell'antiquariato in Florence

The 30th edition of the Biennale dell’Antiquariato

On 23 September, the thirtieth edition of the Biennale Internazionale dell’Antiquariato di Firenze will once again be opening its doors in the baroque halls of Palazzo Corsini, facing probably the most beautiful Lugarno in the city.

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The International Handicrafts Trade Fair in Florence

The International Handicrafts Trade Fair 2017

FLORENCE, ITALY – The 81st International Handicrafts Trade Fair 2017 (from April 22 to May 1, 2017) is an event which hosted the most important master craftsmen of history inside a privileged space, where tradition and innovation merge to create extremely valuable handmade products.

The Fortezza da Basso in Florence, Italy, has hosted the International Handicrafts Trade Fair since 1978. A masterpiece of the military Renaissance architecture, the Fortezza da Basso was planned by Antonio da Sangallo il Giovane and commissioned by Duke Alessandro de’ Medici, and was built between 1534 and 1537.

In the 81st International Handicrafts Trade Fair 2017 everybody can find itineraries between history and contemporariness: from the Monumental Area to the Polveriera, perfectly restored, up to the Spadolini and Cavaniglia pavilions, modern areas devoted to exhibitions.

The 81st International Crafts of Florence opened, in this edition, the Design Space section: home decor, graphic & interior design.The new area will be dedicated to emerging creativity and host traditional and digital craftsmen, designers, illustrators presenting original products made in one piece or in limited edition. These are creations in which intertwine tradition, contemporary aesthetics, research and experimentation and that can make unique and innovative living spaces.

Every year, residents and visitors you can admire the works of the ancient Florence workshops, as well as remote arts which are being rediscovered through the fair itineraries, following a harmonious path among the Italian regions and the countries of the whole world.

The International Handicrafts Trade Fair is the place where culture, arts, handicraft traditions and new creativities meet and shape up to become exclusive. Unique pieces, modelled by experienced hands, dedicated to people who want to stand out. Classical, modern, ethnic, contemporary, feasible – any kind of style here finds its ideal dimension.

Opening Times from April 22 to May 1, 2017: everyday from 10am to 10.30pm (last day closing at 08.00pm). Venue: Fortezza da Basso, Florence. Full tickets: 6 euros (Saturday and Sunday), 4 euros (working days).

The Florentine craftsmanship comes into the homes of Americans

The Florentine craftsmanship comes into the homes of Americans, and it does so through the students who come to Florence to study, thanks to the project “I Like florentine crafts” sponsored by Syracuse University in collaboration with the Foundation of Florence for the arts and crafts and the Chamber of Commerce of Florence.

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Old Convent in Florence, a Space for Arts and Crafts

The City of Florence has issued the public notice which grants a concession locals still available at Old Convent, aimed at business creation projects at existing businesses and artists, working in the field of arts and crafts.

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Google Italia raises the craft of Florence (VIDEO)


FLORENCE, ITALY – Has been activated by a few days the site where Google shows to the world some Italian excellence in the world of craft and  agribusiness. Google Italy has strongly backed the project Google Cultural Institute, a place where you can find exhibitions and collections of museums and archives around the world and explore the cultural treasures at an extraordinary level of detail: from the masterpieces hidden in the most known.

In Florence Google has selected the potters of Montelupo, the silk of the Lisio Foundation and the goldsmith’s art of the School of Sacred Art. Project partners are the Chamber of Commerce of Florence, Unioncamere, Ministry of Agriculture over the University Ca ‘Foscari and Symbola Foundation.

Innocraft projects to help traditional crafts

Palazzo VecchioMunicipality of Florence will present partners among cities of art to develop a project which aims to provide solutions and instruments that can help traditional and artistic crafts become a real economic driving force of the local and regional economies in the cities of art. The projects will be presented tomorrow in Palazzo Vecchio.

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