Category: Wine and Food

Taste: the Food & Wine event made by Pitti

Pitti Taste event in FlorenceFrom March 8th to 10th in Florence, the Pitti event dedicated to Taste.

Back in Florence, at the Stazione Leopolda, the glamorous event dedicated to excellence in food and wine markets, now in its ninth edition.

Visiting Taste you will have the opportunity to meet the best international players of gastronomy, 300 companies of excellence in the industry and participate in wine tastings and special events dedicated to food lifestyle.

4 areas and a rich menu of events:

  • Taste Tour: where you can taste the products presented by the companies, to experience the Italian gastronomic richness;
  • Taste Tools: an area dedicated to food and kitchen design, chef’s tools and non-professionals tools;
  • Taste Shop: the shop of exclusive foods – with more than 1,700 products – where you could buy the products exposed and tasted;
  • Taste Taste Ring & Events: the cultural-gastronomic arena orchestrated by Davide Paolini, the event patron, where you can assist in discussions and meetings with leading figures in the world of food; but also exhibitions, book presentations, cooking competitions …

The event is open to professionals and the general public.

OPENING HOURS
Saturdays and Sundays from 13.30 to 19.30 .
Monday from 9.30 to 16.30 .
Entrance ticket: 15€ per day (10€ for operators, after registration).
Children under 10 years are free.

If you need more information about Pitti or about Florence, please visit our Travel Guide about Florence.

From February 8th to 10th the MILAN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL, an event dedicated to the great protagonists of wine and cuisine.

For this third edition 100 winemakers have been selected by Helmuth Köcher, President and Founder of the Merano Wine Festival.
Every winemaker will present 4 wines for a total of 400 labels.

The public will enjoy an exceptional overview of the best Italian and international productions, moreover people will personally meet  the producers.

Throughout the duration of the event  there will be 24 between chefs, pastry chefs and pizza makers.

On Sunday 9th from 1pm to 3pm, a special appointment with “Great food, small plates”, delicacies proposed by chefs coming from 6 different restaurants.

2014 NEWS: “Food Experience Mondadori” an area dedicated to all the people – both adult or child – who want to try cooking classes, attend cooking show or guided tastings. Participation is free and included in the Festival entrance price..

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.

 

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!

This Summer, Latin American Concerts and Events in Milan: 2013 edition of Latinoamericando

The most important Latin American event in Europe comes back in the Italian capital of fashion: 2013 edition of Latinoamericando is coming to Milan!

From June, 13th to August, 13th 2013 get ready to go wild to the hot rhythm of Latin dances together with famous international guests.

The countdown has already started up (you can see it on the official website of the event), just a little bit more and the appointments will begin!

Here are some of the great names included in the calendar