Month: April 2011

75th edition of Handicrafts International Trade Fair in Florence: the art of making

ART 2011 – the International Arts and Crafts Exhibition has reached its 75th edition and will take place at Fortezza da Basso in Florence from April, 30th to May, 8th 2011.

The 75th edition of ART will be subdivided into six thematic areas as usual: TERRITORIES, INTERIOR SCENES, TASTE, SCENARIOS OF THE WORLD, FASHION AND JEWELLERY SCENARIOS, VISIONS, in which exhibitors will put on display their world of hand-crafted products mixed with innovation and novelties.

ART is a perfect occasion for

Rome and Florence celebrate Italian Springtime with Music and Concerts

At last, spring has come to Italy! The beautiful season seems to be here now and, with her, the music, which will give rise to vibrations in the largest Italian squares, including Rome and Florence.

Yes, because also this year Rome won’t let us down and the great Concerto del Primo Maggio (May Day Concert) comes back with many Italian and international singers, musicians and special guests.

In Italy, like in many other countries, May Day is synonymous with International Workers’ Day, or Labour Day,

The Scientist and Researcher Rita Levi Montalcini celebrates her 102nd Birthday

«I want to thank all the people who wanted to send me birthday wishes through the web. As a present I would like to receive more interest and support for research, which in the last years has been considered not so much […]. Italy is very rich in human capital but has never recognized it as a value. I’m an optimist because I trust and believe in our human capital […]. I am extremely grateful for what you’re doing and what you will keep on doing».

Rita Levi Montalcini interviewed by Riccardo Luna for “Rita101”
Friday 22nd April 2010

Rita Levi-Montalcini (born on 22nd April 1909), is an Italian neurologist who, together with colleague Stanley Cohen, received the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of Nerve growth factor (NGF). Since 2001, she has also

Florence celebrates Easter Day with the Burst of the Cart

This year you can’t miss on Easter day – Sunday 24th April 2011 – the most pyrotechnic and frisky way of celebrating the Resurrection.

On April, 24th 2011, “the most traditional tradition” of Florence will come back: the very famous and long-expected “Burst of the Cart”!

Fancy that such a historical ceremony dates back to the first Florentine crusade which took place in order to rescue the Holy Sepulchre from unfaithful people and still today the event is welcome by the enthusiasm of all Florence’s inhabitants.

The official ceremony will begin at the Romanic church of Santi Apostoli, where the priest will rub 3 stones of the Holy Sepulchre which in the past Goffredo di Buglione gave as a gift to Pazzino de’ Pazzi. The rubbing of the stones will light up a fire which, in turn, will light the Paschal candle. Later, the fire