Everyone knows for its art and culture and the role is has played in a widespread cultural renewal in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. It is less well known for a minor but nevertheless significant aspect: Florence continuously reflects on the future of Europe. The Tuscan capital is host to the European University Institute, the only academic institution founded by the members of the European Union, which provides an intellectual contribution to the process of European integration.Exhibitions, stands and seminars on European matters Cultural and educational activities in the main squares of the city of Florence (Awards for students who excel in their commitment to European themes) The presence of students from both the University of Florence and EUI in debates on the European Union Exhibitions, shows, concerts and theatre plays which are inspired by the Festival dell’Europa Film exhibitions as “Notte Blu”, dedicated to the European Union, the launch in Italy of the EU programme “Youth on the move”. These collateral events aim to make Florence a “creative laboratory” promoting Europe amongst its
Live music, wine tastings, exhibitions,Art installations, shows, shops and restaurants open till 6AM saturday night in Florence. It is the White Night, a free night of shows and concerts in the city center.The pdf with All the events !Official website
The 75th Fair will be characterised by a very peculiar flavour: a look to the past, but mainly to the future, aiming at new shapes, new materials, new colours, taking into account, at the same time, the traditional refinement and taste that are peculiar to products which are never out-of-date. ART 2011, the International Handicraft Fair, is not only a trade show, with over 700 exhibitors; it is a cultural event as well, which crosses Florence’s and Tuscany’s history. And it is also the quality of exhibitors, the quality of side exhibitions, meetings and workshops: an irrevocable choice, that is well-regarded by artisans and visitors, both end-consumers and professionals such as architects, interior designers, shop owners and specialised galleries.
Italy is a country of extraordinary artistic and cultural heritage. It is a treasure of inestimable value that we have been privileged to receive an inheritance from our ancestors over the centuries. This is even more luck being able to enjoy free of charge for nine days, 9 to 17 April next. That 's what happens during the Culture Week, now in its thirteenth edition, which each year offers free entry to museums, archaeological sites, archives and state libraries, for a great feast spread throughout the country. In Italy, more than 2,500 events including exhibitions, conferences, special openings, workshops, guided tours and concerts make the experience even more special to all Italian and foreign visitors.
The white night, for once, becomes a "tricolor night" to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. Three squares and squares that are animated during the night. A large flag will come down from the balcony of the Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza Signoria there will be a great platform that will reproduce the map of Italy.At 19, provided in Piazza della Signoria, music with the Orchestra Plectrum Toscano nineteenth century, the Philharmonic Rossini, the parade of historical parade with flags of the Uffizi (21.30), and the performance of Maggiodanza (to 22). At half past twelve a.m. grand finale with fireworks from the Palazzo Vecchio.
From 12th to 14th March 2011, at the Stazione Leopolda in Florence, Pitti Immagine presents the sixth edition of TASTE. IN VIAGGIO CON LE DIVERSITA? DEL GUSTO, the fair dedicated to excellence in taste and food lifestyles. For this edition, Taste has grown in terms of exhibitors – there will, in fact, be around 240 specialist and niche companies presenting their products to the public of enthusiasts, a 20% increase with respect to the last edition – as well as the exhibition spaces which will now also encompass the Alcatraz area of the Stazione Leopolda, with a series of special projects and events. Once again the layout for this edition will be curated by architect Alessandro Moradei. Over the years, Taste has become an amusing and absorbing experience for members of the gastronomic and catering trade as well as the general public who can embark on a multi- sensorial journey to discover the myriad ways in which we express and experiment with taste today: _ Taste Tour the itinerary that gives visitors a chance to sample the products proposed by the companies exhibiting at Taste, where it is possible to learn more about the gastronomic treasures of our country: from cream of black truffle soup to fish ‘matriciana, from Chianti salame to tuna bresaola, from handmade dry egg pasta drawn through gold dies, to Pecorino cheese with saffron, balsamic vinegar chocolates and Taggiasche olive jam...
Even back in 2011, the TRL Awards, a big event that will bring in Florence the most beloved characters from the world of music, film and television for a challenge to shots of votes that will reward the most loved by the fans!B&B near Santa CroceHotel near Santa CroceRestaurants near Santa Croce
Danza in Fiera is in Europe the only one event gathering for 4 days all dance businesses, training and artistic sectors, ranging from classical ballet to contem porary, from modern to tango, from hip hop to Latin dancing, from country to musical and from ethnic dancing to tribal and waltz.What does Danza in Fiera offer?• booths of dance apparel, fitness fashion, sport and wellness products but also areas dedicated to dance studios, dance groups and associations • shows with national and international dance performers • free classes, masterclasses with famous dancers and masters • meetings, workshops, talk shows, exhibitions all about dancing • contests and competitions • castings and auditions to become a real professional dancerGeneral Program of the Danza in Fiera 2011Opening time : Thursday 3.00 pm – 9.00 pm, Friday/Saturday 10.00 am – 9.00 pm, Sunday 10.00 am – 8 pmTickets: 1 day € 15,00, 4 days € 40,00Location : Fortezza Da BassoOfficial website : www.danzainfiera.it(article by Dotflorence staff )
From February 4 to 13 back to the "fair of homemade chocolate" in Piazza Santa Croce.Full list of exhibitors who will alternate in the square, offering a tasty way through the world of chocolate tastings and demonstrations.During the Saturday of the festival, the "flag-wavers Florence group" will perform from 14.30; well as from the carnival that will take to the streets to form groups of students, from schools in Florence, on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5.The fair is free admission and is open daily from 10 to 22.Official website
Start today to continue until January 30, "Vintage Selection" one of the most important fairs in the fashion and gift strictly vintage.The location of the "Stazione Leopolda", over 50 exhibitors, will be confronted not only with the vintage fashion, but starting this year there will be space for conferences and workshops.Here is a small selection of events during the fair: