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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.

Danza in Fiera in Florence

Danza in fiera a FirenzeDanza in Fiera” is the largest European dance exhibition dedicated to professionals of the sector, such as dancers, dance schools, dancing companies and businesses.

A unique and not-to-be-missed event for lovers of the genre.

For this great edition, the exhibition area will be side by side with stages and classrooms able to welcome a wide range of artistic initiatives.

At the event, visitors will find many genres and styles: classical, contemporary, modern, tango, hip hop, Latin, country, musical, ethnic dances, waltz and many more, as well as the new trends and training disciplines to dance.

During the event, it will be possible to watch great dancers and performances by national and international companies, take part in open classes with important teachers, conferences and workshops.

In addition, several interesting meetings and talk shows wait for you with celebrities, contests and competitions for players to experience the event and auditions and castings to enter the world of dance.
So, let’s go to Florence for discovering the magic world of dance!

For further information about Florence, visit the online travel 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.

 

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!

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