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 the professionals of the sector, a meeting point between producers and consumers: craftsmen, small and medium firms, interior designers, architects shop owners and specialized galleries; but it’s also a unique chance for all the lovers of furniture, design and handicrafts who are looking for special things or for whoever is setting up home right now and wants to decorate with exclusive furniture pieces and objects of innovative design.

At the Handicrafts International Trade Fair, the young, innovative cultures of design come back in Florence for mixing with traditional products made by experienced handicrafts firms: such an appointment is very important for celebrating and giving value to the exchange between made-in-Italy and multiculturalism just in Florence, the capital of art and the fine art and craft of hand making.

In addition, visitors will have the chance to watch and participate in many initiatives, side events, workshops and conferences with important personages of the handicrafts sector: once again, Art is the yearly benchmark for the world of handicrafts products.

You can find all this and much more at the Handicrafts International Trade Fair in Florence, at Fortezza da Basso! Jump into the city of art and marvel at the treasures of Italian and international handicrafts in the most beautiful season in the year, perfect for visiting the city of Florence.

More detailed information about events in Florence are available on the travel guide About Florence.


Fortezza da Basso
Viale Strozzi 1
50129 Firenze

Opening hours

From 10.00am to 11.00pm
Last day 10.00am to 8.00pm


Admission ticket € 5.00 (Saturday and Sunday)
Admission ticket € 3.00 (Monday to Friday)
Reduced price € 4.00

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