Category: Florence

Here you will find many news about events, exhibitions and much more about Florence, Tuscany, Italy. If you would like to visit Florence, we suggest you a useful tourist guide to Florence: About Florence

Florence Artisan Chocolate Fair

Florence Artisan Chocolate Fair 2014 reached its 10th edition.

A careful selection of master chocolatiers, located in the magnificent setting of the Piazza Santa Maria Novella, will cheer you up during cold winter days with chocolate products, a delight to taste and to watch.

You will be fascinated by the smell of hot chocolate, and you could taste truffles, kisses, nougat, chocolate creams and pralines.

You will take a trip around the world of chocolate, with very important artisans coming coming from all sides of Italy and International exhibitors.

The Artisan Chocolate Fair will be open to the public from Friday, February 7 to Sunday, February 16th from 10am to 10pm.
On Sunday 16th the Exhibition will be closing early, at 8pm.

 

Florence Vintage Selection 2014, the 23rd edition at Leopolda Station

The 23rd edition of Vintage Selection is coming at  Stazione Leopolda in Florence.

From January 22nd to January 26th, the great spaces of the oldest railway station of Florence will host a great selection of clothing, gifts and vintage accessories.

The Vintage Selection is one of the most influential and prestigious market-exhibitions in Italy and Europe for fashion, design and vintage culture.

All the events and street markets you can’t miss this Christmas in Tuscany!

Today we want to suggest you some of the most important Christmas appointments and events in Tuscany:

Let’s begin with the city of Florence:

As every year, Florence is going to host the very expected “Florence Noel”: an yearly fair organized by the Country Florence Association at Stazione Leopolda. An exhibition market dedicated to Christmas with a wide range of items among which you can choose your perfect Christmas gifts. A gift for the kids: the “Santa Claus House”, a place for children where they can meet the elves and leave them their letters. Admission fee: € 7

Santa Croce Christmas Market in Florence: from 28th November to 15th December the traditional German Christmas market comes back and brings in town delicious gastronomic specialties such as sausages, sauerkraut, pork knuckles, pretzels, strudels and other products. You can visit the market everyday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

In the green Mugello area:

“Magie dell’Avvento” Christmas market: as every year, this important market is held in the small village of Palazzuolo sul Senio, located in the heart of upper Mugello. Christmas market will be open to visitors from 10.00 a.m. in the historic center, while from 11.30 a.m. the gourmet stand will wait for you in Piazza IV Novembre. Dates: from 1st to 8th December and from 15th to 22nd December.

On the Versilia coast, (Tuscany):

Christmas markets in Viareggio “Villaggio di Babbo Natale”: from 8th to 26th December, in Mazzini Square, in collaboration with the municipality of Viareggio the Santa Claus Village is set up. 30 wooden houses selling local products and Christmas items from throughout Italy.

Christmas Markets in Siena: from December, 6th, Matteotti Square will host a Christmas Market from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. From December, 13th, Pian dei Mantelli will host the traditional Fair of St. Lucia and on 15th and 16th December, Mercato del Campo – a street market dedicated to the traditional, excellent Siena’s products – will take place in Piazza del Campo in Piazza del Campo

So many events wait for you to have fun, stay with others and enjoy at best this 2013 Christmas. You will be spoilt for choice!

6th BTO – Buy Tourism Online – in Florence

The 6th edition of BTO – Buy Tourism Online will be held from 3rd to 4th December at Fortezza da Basso in Florence.

Two days dedicatet to the world of travel 2.0. with speakers, debates and seminars.

With the participation of 8 regions and over 40 companies, the event will deal with current issues such as sharing economy, web reputation, start-up tourist, future of airlines and links among music, tourism, food and wine.

At the event, visitors will have the chance to meet very  important figures and brands of tourism sector, such as John Alborante (Sales & Marketing Manager at Ryanair), Philip Wolf (PhoCusWright founder), Emirates Airlines, Google and many others.

Everything in the event will be dedicated to operators of tourism industry, students and researchers, workers and future workers in the field of tourism marketing, responsible for the governance of tourism and collective stakeholders.

The Fortezza will be open from 9 am until 5 pm on 3rd December and from 9 am to 8 pm on 4th December.

For more information about Florence or if you wish to book a hotel in Florence, check out our online travel guide About Florence.

Reality is more exciting than fiction: 54th Festival dei Popoli in Florence

The Festival dei Popoli Association is engaged from over 50 years in the field of human sciences and aims to promote the study of social documentation.

Born in 1959, the main activity of the Association is to organize the most important international documentary film festival in Italy.

Together with the organization of the Festival, the association carries on the activity of preservation and digitalization of its archives over the organization of training activities and workshops for film-makers and