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Master Artisans in Florence and on the hills.

  The second itinerary of the European Artistic Crafts Days, the event organized around Europe and celebrating the Artistic and Artisanal Crafts on March 31, April 1 and 2, is devoted to the Master Artisans in Florence and surroundings. We start in Florence and we will then move on to the Florentine hills.

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Lorenzo Baglioni – Made in Chianti

Act 1: from Greve to Florence The itinerary proposed by Lorenzo Baglioni is an itinerary of the heart winding through physical spaces, but also and perhaps mainly, through time: a path studded with small gems, more or less known, each representing a landmark in the history of this multi-faceted personality. Starting point: Greve in Chianti, his childhood home and the …

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Lorenzo Baglioni – La mi’ Firenze

Act 2: the artist and his city The second Lorenzo Baglioni’s itinerary reflects his relationship with the city of Florence, and follows his regular spots, his chosen favorites, both the professional and the personal ones. An itinerary that is, to use his words, marked also by their laziness and routine aspects. But not only: it is also a fusion of …

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Custom made perfume

In today’s world, the care of our bodies takes on a central importance in asserting our personality and at the same time it donates, to those who practice it, well-being and psycho-physical relaxation. Perfumery and cosmetics, since the early 1900, have seen an increasing popularity, attracting a growing number of people. Today, next to the established brands, we find prestigious …

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The art of the Apothecarists

As a testimony of the centuries-old importance of the “Arte dei Medici e degli Speziali “(the Corporation of the Physicians and of the Apothecarists) in the economic and cultural fabric of the city, Florence has devoted to this Corporation one of the streets of the historic center where, since the Middle Ages, were located many warehouses that would supply the …

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The Court of Perfumes 

Catherine de’ Medici was a lady who loved luxury and refinement and who introduce the use of fragrances for the body and the environment at the French Court. This practice was already the norm in Florence, both in the court and amongst the noble families. Renato Bianco, renamed René le Florentin by the French, her trustworthy personal perfumer,created for her …

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13 June 2017

Artigianato&aperitivo: on June 20th our last very “summery” itinerary: piazzas, sandals and beer.

On June 20th, Artigianato&Aperitivo says good-bye with the last itinerary of this first series. It will be a meeting with a summer theme: we will end in style with a visit to the Piazze of the Oltrarno, a tour amongst history, architecture and interesting figures. We meet at 6:00 PM at Piazza Pitti.

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5 June 2017

Artigianato&aperitivo: June 6th at 5:30PM urban trekking meeting in the Oltrarno

On June 6th, “Artigianato & aperitivo” will make room for “The gardens of the Oltrarno and to Beneforti’s art of restoration.” The initiative, promoted by Artex and “Andare a Zonzo,” includes a special stop at the Giardino delle Rose (the Rose Garden) where, accompanied by an expert guide, the history and the secrets of other gardens will be revealed.  The …

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23 May 2017

Artigianato&aperitivo: May 25th at 6:00PM, the “precious” urban trekking meeting in the Oltrarno. 

The historic city walls and the contemporary jewelry by Yoko Takirai and a special visit to PREZIOSA, Florence Jewellery Week at the Arti Orafe – Jewellery School. Drinks at Il Santino.

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15 May 2017

Florence of the Children

On May 19th, 20th and 21st Florence dedicates three days to children and and to the way they look at the city. The “city as a home” is the common thread of the event during which many small “theme cities” will become alive, ready to host children curious to discover, learn, explore and have fun with handicrafts, music, technology, art and …

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5 May 2017

Artigianato&aperitivo: May 9th at 6:00PM the new meeting of urban trekking in the Oltrarno

The Lungarni and the bronze creations of Il Bronzetto, drinks at the Bar dell’angolo     We are ready for the fifth meeting of Artigianato&aperitivo: on May 9th, we will discover the history and the beauty of the Lungarni, a walk discovering the most beautiful and romantic views in Florence. We will go through the historic alleys of the Oltrarno, …

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19 April 2017

Artisan Stories: April 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th at 8:40 on Controradio Firenze

The Comune di Firenze, Artex and Officina Creativa, the new space in Florence Oltrarno devoted to art and handicraft, present on  Controradio Firenze the “Storie artigiane” (Artisan stories) from April 19th to the 26th: eight interviews to eight Florentine artisans to get to know directly from them the story, the anecdotes, the secrets, the techniques of an extraordinary work: the …

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