Month: January 2008

Puccini one year-long

Giacomo Puccini, one of the most famous Italian composers, was born in Lucca 150 years ago, December 22nd, 1858.
His Operas, including “La bohème”, “Tosca”, and “Madama Butterfly”, are among the most frequently performed in the standard repertoire.

Festival Puccini 2008Many celebrations are planned for his 150° Anniversary in Italy.
In every corner of Italy, Operas, concerts and conferences are organised in honor of him and the community of Lucca will build a bikeway dedicated to the “Maestro” (as people use to call him), that passing by Marina di Vecchiano (Pisa)



Today the 73th edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo starts, with the aim of presenting the collection fall / winter 2008/2009.

As usual, the event will be hosted by the areas located inside the Fortezza da Basso and the Stazione Leopolda, in Florence.

The novelty this year is represented by Pitti W_Woman Precollection, where a special selection of international brands will present the previews of approximately 40 pre-collections.

With 727 companies, 897 brands (302 of them coming from abroad) Pitti Immagine Uomo has been aknowledged and confirmed as one of the most important events in the field of Italian men’s fashion.

Pitti Immagine is able to join business and creativity and Pitti Immagine Uomo in particular, is the place where you can find all about the new trends for mens.

Events in Florence: Pitti Immagine Uomo

Another innovation this year is represented by a new project called Axessories“: the new draft of Pitti Uomo dedicated to the world of men’s accessories.

Celebrates its 9th edition “New Beat (s)”, the space reserved to the entry of emerging designers, which will present this year, 14 brand previews coming from all around the world.

You can’t lose the 100 ROBOT outside the Fortezza da Basso: an installation created by the Architect and Designer Oliviero Baldini.

Also the exhibition dedicated to Donna Simonetta and organised by the Fondazione Pitti Discovery is something really interesting.

This first show about Simonetta will be held at the Galleria del Costume in Palazzo Pitti, Florence.