Month: June 2008

The battle of the bridge: a tradition in Pisa

The battle of the bridge in PisaOn the 29th of June, there will be in Pisa the Battle of the Bridge. It is an historical waking demonstration, which is divided in two different moments: the Historical Procession, which is a sort of large military parade with more than 709 figurants, and the Battle on the Ponte di Mezzo, where the teams of the contending factions show their physical strenght creating a suggestive and impressing athmosphere.

The Battle of the Bridge is a very old tourney, whose first surely-documented edition


Milano Moda Uomo presents new 2009 spring-summer collection

Milano moda uomo 2009 spring-summer collectionOnce again high fashion is shown in Italy, once again the destination chosen to this purpose is the city of Milan.
Well, the Italian capital has been turned again into the meeting point of famous high fashion stylists who are there to show their 2009 spring-summer collections.

Starting from Saturday the 21st, the best prêt-à -porter clothing for men and the most famous accessories brands for spring-summer 2009, will be shown on Italian fashion runways until June 24th. According to the final program, published by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana – the body dealing with organization and management of this event – fashion shows started on Saturday 21st of June with Gaetano Navarra, during the same day followed by Missoni, Jil Santander and Versace. Sunday 22nd was the time of famous stylists such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Gianfranco Ferrè, Prada, Roberto Cavalli. Again, today Coveri, Biagiotti, Gucci, Moschino and Krizia, arriving to Tuesday the 24th, when you will find among the others, Armani, Fendi and Marni. Byblos will close the fair.

As every year happens


A long weekend in Florence!!! The White Night, the Historic Football Match (Calcio Storico) and San Giovanni’s day

On Saturday the 21st of June, there will be the 13rd edition of the Florence’s White Night in the Oltrarno (the section of Florence on the other side of the Arno), which is one of the historical quarters of Florence.

“Nottarno” will be a long evening full of strictly free events, with the intent to go through the streets and the squares of the historical centre of Florence in a different way: from Santo Spirito square to Piazza della Passera, from via dei Bardi to Palazzo Pitti.

It will be an out-and-out celebration among music and tastings to suit everybody’s fancy and all-ages.Fireworks shows in Florence

 Artisan workshops, stores, restaurants and pubs will be the backdrop of this wonderful night, that you will live toghether in the suggestive location of the city of Florence.

But the party does not end here. Who lives in Florence, but also who will have the possibility to stop over here for some day, will be able to attend two other important traditional manifestations of Florence: the fireworks of San Giovanni’s day and the final match of the Historical Football of Florence.

 The 24 of June is San Giovanni Battista’s day, the patron saint of Florence. As every year, there will be spectaculars fireworks, launched from Piazzale Michelangelo, to celebrate the feast of the patron San Giovanni the Baptist.

According to the tradition, Saint Giovanni became the patron of the city of Florence only with the complete conversion of the city to Christianity. Therefore, he already was it in the Lombard period.

To its honour, it was also rised the Baptistery. The character of San Giovanni dominated for centuries the city of Florence.Every year, on the 24th of June, the city of Florence celebrates the feast of its patron with a series of manifestations that attract the whole city.

Thereby, in the morning of the 24th of June, the Historical Parade goes from Piazza della Singoria to the Baptistery to offer candles to the patron. It follows the solemn mass with the ostension of the relic of the Saint. At the end of the mass, in the night of the 24, in the Piazzale Michelangelo there will be San Giovanni’s fireworks, which attract a lot of people in the Lungarni zone.

San Giovanni’s day will also coincides with the final date of the Historical Football Match of Florence. This year, the protagonists of this match will be the Azzurri’s team and the Rossi’s team after that the Azzurri’s one beated the Bianchi’s one.


Pitti Uomo N. 74 18 – 21 June 2008 Florence

As every year, in the month of June for three days, Florence turns into the pillar of International male Fashion by giving hospitality to one of the most important Fashion Exhibitions in the world: Pitti Immagine Uomo.

From the 18th to the 21th of June, the Fortezza da Basso hosts again “Pitti Uomo”, which has come by now at its 74 edition. It is the exhibition that presents the 2009 spring summer collections.

There will be 688 firms and more than 800 brand names, 200 of which are foreigner.

Pitti Immagine Uomo 74 Firenze Fortezza da Basso

Pitti Bimbo:Fortezza da Basso

Pitti Filati a Firenze

The sections displayed will be 15.

This year the bike, meant as accessory of fashion and design, plays the starring role. It is the center of a striking installation created by Oliviero Baldini, which stands in the central square of the Fortezza.

Free Cycle – Free Mobility is the new topic of Pitti Uomo’s Layout.

For the layout of this edition, Pitti Uomo takes inspiration from a topical subject that is the ecosustainable mobility, and in this field the bike represents more and more the symbol of a daily aesthetics and a cult object.

Thanks to the collaboration with ANCMA (NATIONAL ASSOCIATION CYCLE MOTORCYCLE ACCESSORIES), the bike will be the main object of the show’s exhibition stands.

The spectacular Luminara of San Ranieri in Pisa

The Luminara of San Ranieri in Pisa

Again this year the city of Pisa, in the night of the 16th of June, keeps its annual date with the Luminara on the occasion of the feast of its patron Saint Ranieri.

Pisa’s citizens celebrate this day by decorating the streets of the city with a particular lighting, which gives name to the event. More than about seventy-thousand wax candles are put into smooth and transparent glasses and fixed onto wooden white-painted frames, which are placed in order to highlight the shape of palaces, bridges, churches and towers overlooking the banks of the river Arno. Thanks to the Luminara, also the Leaning Tower of Pisa becomes