From Montespertoli to Incisa Valdarno
Chianti is… not only wine In a part of countryside between Florence and Siena, the unmistakable design of Chianti is easy to track. Here, more than elsewhere, the seasons transform the landscape through the changing of the symbol of this territory: the grapevine. The vineyards between Montespertoli and San Casciano are tender green in spring when the branches are covered …
Calenzano – Signa
Where fantasy meets the suburbs Don’t be fooled by appearances: in Calenzano art and craft has always been communicating. Especially when it comes to the world’s most famous Tuscan fairy tale: Pinocchio. These are some of the places that have influenced the imagination of Collodi and today stimulate the creativity of the craftsmen. Moving outside of the most industrialized and …
Scarperia, the city of the sharp irons
Since the Middle Ages in Scarperia iron was forged to make sharp blades. There are documents dating back to the 16th Century even speaking of a special “Cutlers’ Charter” containing the rules to which Scarperia’s iron craftsmen must comply. The charter was giving instructions on the materials to be used and on the relationships between the masters and the workers …
Artigianato&Aperitivo – Walking around artisan and monumental Florence
Amongst bottegas, churches and monuments: a “slalom of wonders.” Artigianato&Aperitivo takes us around the alleyways and into the bottegas of an artisanal Florence of the past and traditions, source of pleasant memories for some, but unknown to most. It is a journey-itinerary to do far from the frenzy of tourists, walking slowly and spacing it out, from time to …
Tiberio Timperi: the Oltrarno like in a movie.
Like in the plot of a movie, the itinerary designed by Tiberio Timperi’s represents, besides an actual physical itinerary, a life journey. A journey that started many years ago, back in 1987, when the well-known TV anchor started to work at “Punto Radio” in the Borgo Stella (a very short, little street in the Oltrarno.) Since then, the years …
The Master Artisans in the heart of Florence
The first 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 who operate in the heart of Florence. We start in the Oltrarno, the historic neighborhood, full of artisan’s bottegas and follow the streets of …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …