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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

26th Intercity Festival in Florence: Theatre, Music, Art and much more until October, 31st

The Intercity Festival has come back to Florence for its 26th edition.

Until 31st October, you will have the chance to enjoy live performances, theatre shows, cinema and photo exhibitions, literary readings, workshops and conferences in the beautiful cradle of Renaissance.

The festival, born in 1988, holds its meaning in the name, because the trains that quickly and directly linked two big cities in Italy were called “intercity”. So, the festival’s purpose is just to connect in the same way the city of Florence and Sesto Fiorentino with another big city in the world and to give the Italian audience an idea of how the show business is arranged

Florence and Tuscany are ready to host the UCI World Championship 2013

At last Florence and Tuscany will have the great opportunity to enjoy such an international event: UCI World Championship 2013.

World Championship will take place from 22nd to 29th September in the cities of Florence, Lucca, Montecatini Terme and Pistoia and their streets will be crowded by the best cyclists in the world, both women and men belonging to the Élite, Junior and Under 23 categories.

Florence and the whole region of Tuscany are ready to host and welcome the fans coming from every corner of the world.

In addition, several side events and initiatives will be held, such as exhibitions,