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Firenze

Florence Bellosguardo

Craft and nature in the green lungs of Florence Some argue that the hill of Bellosguardo exceeds in beauty and elegance than the more well-known and touristic Piazzale Michelangelo.

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Pistoia

Pistoia City Centre first itinerary

Copper, Iron and Jewels in the land of metals and blacksmiths.  In Pistoia the metal, from the humblest to the most precious, has always been the most worked material by the tireless artisans’ hands. Here iron, cast iron, steel, copper, gold and silver have no secrets: the blacksmiths bend them and transform them into the most diverse objects. Pistoia is …

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Pistoia

Pistoia City Centre: second Itinerary

All the shades of artisanal interior design Giorgio Vasari was inspired by the symbol of Florence, Brunelleschi’s Dome, when building the wonderful roof covering the Basilica della Madonna dell’Umiltà (Our Lady of Humility) in Pistoia.

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Siena

Siena City Center

Art, tradition and secrets that nobody will ever reveal Writers of every age and nationality have described the unmistakable beauty of Siena.

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Siena

Monteriggioni

A fairy tale of artisanal traditions among the Sienese “Montagnola” and the Chianti region Let’s close our eyes for a moment and imagine to travel to Tuscany with a special guide: an artisanal mirror, timeless and by the essential lines. In it, sways the soft outline of the hills of the Val d’Elsa and in the distance a Medieval fortified …

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Firenze

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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Updates from the world of handmade

31 August 2018

Artigianato&Aperitivo: record number of participants. New dates after the summer break! 

One hundred participants in four meetings! A success confirmed by the record numbers of this first portion of the 2018 edition of “Artigianato & Aperitivo.”  The initiative is created by “Artex-Center for the artistic and traditional handicraft of Tuscany,” in cooperation with Officina Creativa and Comune di Firenze, CNA Firenze, Confartigianato Imprese Firenze, Oltrarno Promuove 2.0 and “Andare a Zonzo.”

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6 October 2018

From October 26th to the 28th, “eleMENTI CREATIVI”: discovering the secrets of the Florentine artisans.

The event “eleMENTI CREATIVI: discovering the secrets of the Florentine artisans” will start on Friday, October 26th at 5PM with the “opening in music” and will go on until Sunday, October 28th from 10AM to 8PM. It takes place at the Officina Creativa by Artex, the center for the artistic and traditional handicraft of Tuscany, in via Giano della Bella, …

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7 May 2018

Artigianato &Aperitivo is back!

The “Artigianato&Aperitivo” initiative is a walk through the little streets, the piazzas and the gardens in the historic center of Florence. The perfect opportunity to get to know its special places, the stories, the crafts and the products that make it unique, accompanied by an expert guide. We meet after work and you can come alone or with your colleagues, …

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The “Florence of the Children” is coming!

The initiative “Florence of the Children”  is returning this year as well, from May 4th to the 6th: a calendar rich with events especially designed for the little ones, but not only! The theme of this edition is “ingenuity,” an invitation to always keep your brain turned on and exercise curiosity, reasoning, analysis, creative thoughts and discovery.  Amongst the many workshops …

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19 April 2018

European Days of the Artistic Crafts

On April 6, 7, 8 the “European Days of the Artistic Crafts” returns, an event organized simultaneously in various European countries to spread the knowledge of the enormous heritage of the artistic and artisanal crafts.  For three days, the artisans’ bottegas and the workshops in all of Europe will open their doors to visitors to show their production techniques and …

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21 January 2018

Mercato dell’Artigianato ArtEArti – Fortezza di Montepulciano (SI)

From March 30th to April 2nd, 2018: 63rd Edition of the Mostra dell’Artigianato in Montepulciano. Set up on the three  floors of the wonderful Fortezza of Montepulciano, free entrance, is once again the fair devoted to quality handicrafts and to the Art of Taste with a section devoted to the best local food and wine specialties.

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