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Terra Futura

From May 25 up to May 27 the Fortezza da Basso of Florence will host Terra Futura, a fair-meeting that is getting bigger and more articulate every year, with its fully program of cultural initiatives, meetings, seminars, workshops, laboratories and shows.

The common goal is to guarantee a future for our planet, and to achieve it together!

The entrance is free, don’t miss it out!!

For more informations visit: http://www.terrafutura.info/

 

Handicraft Fair in Florence

Handicraft Fair in Florence

From May 11th to may 13th the XVIII edition of the Handicraft Fair ‘Artigianato e Palazzo’ will be held in the suggestive location that is the Garden of Palazzo Corsini in Florence.

Artigianato e Palazzo is a three-day exhibition; 80 craftsmen will recreate their workshops in the beautiful historic formal italian garden and orangeries surrounded by hundreds of lemon trees in terracotta pots and II C.a.d. statues. In these “botteghe” the craftsmen will work and show their skill and secrets explaining ancient and preserved techniques of making bronze, wood, glass, iron, paper, marble objects. Don’t miss it!

Where: Giardino Corsini – Via della Scala, 115 – Firenze

When: From 10 a.m. to 8,30 p.m.

Entrance fee: 8,00 euro

For more details…

Email: info@artigianatoepalazzo.it
Website: www.artigianatoepalazzo.it

 

Paper Florence

If Paris can be reckoned a sort of paradise for bibliophiles, because of its ‘bouquinistes’ (characteristics stalls on the parapets of the Seine, from quai Voltaire on the rive gauche to quai du Louvre on the other side), Florence too can offer the enthusiast looking for some good deals, interesting findings among the stands of old books and the antiquarian bookshops.

We can start from the stall in Via Pietrapiana, in the Sant’Ambrogio quarter, close to Piazza de Ciompi and just in front of the Loggia del Pesce and the flea market, where we can find books about the history of Florence, essays, or first editions of the twentieth century as Papini, Prezzolini, Malaparte.

Another stop going to San Lorenzo visiting the New Sagrestia and the Medici Chapels is the historical stand of Via Martelli, in the widening between Galilei high school and the Medici Riccardi Palace, where it’s possible to find old editions of classics.

A few steps ahead, at the bottom of a brief stair, the antiquarian bookshop Giorni is really worth a visit. Another historical stand is that at the corner of the Strozzi Palace, an authentic jewel of the Renaissence architecture, home to the major exhibitions, where it’ s possible to go through art books and exhibition catalogs.

Finally, going back to Republic Square, we can have a quick passage under the arcades, where the oldest stand is located, just near the entrance of the Central Post Office, offering everything, from essays to university books.

For those who can afford it there are also tha antiquarian bookshops, as Gonnelli in Via Ricasoli, Conforti in Via dè Ginori or Salimbeni in Via Matteo Palmieri, where you can stumble into major rarities, even antique prints, or graphic arts.

Dear book loving friends, have fun

 

Prato Tuscany exhibitions

A new, big event in Prato (20 minutes away from b&b Casarovai in Florence by train).

From May 1 to May 6Prato è fiera‘, an open air fair starring local production, artisans, small businesses, merchants, wine and food producers and more. Don’t miss it out!

Admission is free.

Hours: Tuesday May 1 and Sunday May 6: from 10 am to 9 pm Wednesday 2 ,Thursday 3, Friday 4 May: from 3:30 pm to 9 pm Saturday 5: from 10 am to 9 pm

Info:055-8953651 www.pratofiera.it

 

Plants and flowers exhibition

From April 25 to May 1, from 9 am to 7 pm , the appointment is for all the lovers of plants.

At the garden of’Orticultura of Florence (entrance from Via Vittorio Emanuele II and from Via Bolognese 17 4) comes back the Spring Exhibition of plants and flowers, organized (as every year, since 1855!) from the Tuscan Horticultural Society. The exhibition will host 61 exhibitors, the best, and even garden furniture and organic food companies.

Admission is free.

For more details visit: www.societatoscanaorticultura.it

 

Da Fattori al Novecento

Unseen works from the Roster, Del Greco, Olschki collection held, from April 1 to November 4, at Villa Bardini.

The exhibition, divided into 5 sections, is a journey through memory, is a Grand Tour of Italy and Florence, in a hundred paintings from private collections, of authors such as Giovanni Fattori, Signorini, Giuseppe Abbati, Eugenio Cecconi and Llewelyn Lloyd.

Tickets and bookings:
monday – friday 9.30 am -1:00 pm/ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
tel. 055 200.66.206
mg.geri@bardinipeyron.it
www.bardinipeyron.it

or take contact with our bed & Breakfast to book your tiket

 

Avon Running

Need accomodation for Avon Running?

A running only for women takes place on 1 April in Florence.

Departure is from Piazza Santa Maria Novella at 10:30, and arrival is in the same square. The proceeds will be donated to the florentine association Artemisia, which will employ them to projects to help children traumatized by their parents’ violent relationship.

A good reason to participate.

 

Parks and gardens in Florence

Spring has begun.. at last!!

So.. what’s better than a walk outdoor?!

Below I give you a list of the main gardens and parks of Florence, it could be very useful, trust me!

Boboli Gardens

Address: Piazza Pitti, 1
Phone: 055 2651816
Web Site: http://www.firenzemusei.it/00_english/boboli/index.html

Bardini Garden

Address: Via dei Bardi, 1 rosso (Piazza dei Mozzi)
Web Site: http://www.bardinipeyron.it

Giardino dell’Iris

Address: entrance from Piazzale Michelangelo
Opening time: open from the 2nd of May to 20st of May (Monday-Friday: 10-12,30; 15-19. Week-End: 10-19)
Phone: 055 483112

Giardino delle Rose

Address: viale Giuseppe Poggi 2 Opening Times: suggested to visit in May
Phone: 055 2625342

Botanical Gardens

Address: Via P.A. Micheli, 3
Opening times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, from 9,00 to 12,00
Phone: 055 2757402 Ticket: free Web Site: Orto Botanico

The Garden of Palazzo Medici Riccardi

Address: Via Cavour, 1
Opening times: from 9,00 to 13,00 and from 15,00 to 18,00 – Sunday from 9,00 to 13,00 – (Closed Wednesday)
Phone:
055 276.01

Giardino dell’Orticultura

Address: Via Bolognese, 17
Opening Times: from 8,00 to 20,00
Phone: 055.483698
Web Site:
http://brunelleschi.imss.fi.it/ist/luogo/giardinoorticultura.html

The Garden at Villa della Petraia

Address: Villa della Petraia, 40 – Località Castello
Opening Times: Every day (except Monday), from 9,00 to 16,30
Phone: 055 425691
Ticket: free
Web Site: http://www.polomuseale.firenze.it/english/musei/petraia/Default.asp?

The Garden at Villa di Castello

Address: Via di Castello, località – Castello
Opening Times: Every day (except Monday), from 9,00 to 16,30
Phone: 055 454791 Web Site: http://www.polomuseale.firenze.it/english/musei/villacastello/Default.asp?

Cascine Park

Address: Parco delle Cascine
Opening Times: always open
Ticket: free

 
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