Events


Florence exhibition of plants and flowers

The usual appointment organized by the Tuscan Horticultural Society is back, which, for an entire week from April 25th to May 1st, animates the Horticultural Garden of Florence with the spring market show of plants and flowers.

With free admission, the exhibition hosts around sixty exhibitors including florentine nursery gardeners and not. There will be succulent and succulent plants, ancient and modern, aromatic roses, perennial herbs, orchids, carnivorous plants, citrus fruits, seasonal blooms, garden plants, bulbs, terracotta, as well as numerous garden tools and furniture.
From 9 am until 7.30 pm
http://www.societatoscanaorticultura.it/

Barberino on Flowers- Barberino Tavarnelle

Barberino on Flowers- Barberino Tavarnelle
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May twelfth edition of Barberino in fiore, floriculture-market exhibition.

The event offers a wide display of roses, flowers and plants of the territory, which will enrich the fourteenth-century architecture of the Chianti village, alternating with food and wine products, artifacts of artistic craftsmanship, works of art by painters and potters.
https://www.facebook.com/Operatori-economici-Barberino-Val-dElsa-543226959032297/

Buongiorno Ceramica- Impruneta (Florence)

An emotional journey discovering the Terracotta of Impruneta and one of the most ancient Italian artistic manufactures. A weekend dedicated to practical workshops, guided tour and art performances.

Impruneta, a city at the beginning of the Chianti, is ready to celebrate its Terracotta, an excellence well known in all over the world. The Master Artisan will guide you on an exciting and unique journey to discover the secrets of one of the oldest Italian artistic traditions.

Three days of events and initiatives (17th, 18th and 19th May) that will embrace Impruneta, giving visitors evocative moments that will remain engraved in memory: from guided visits to the ancient furnaces where you will come into contact with the production chain to the laboratories where you will be the only actor working the clay, from incredible art performances to the tasting of typical local products.

Buongiorno Ceramica Impruneta, a 360-degree experience in the world of

terracotta.

 

Program:

 

FRIDAY  17th MAY

ANTICA FORNACE AGRESTI – Via delle Fornaci, 2

– 6.30 pm Convention “The cultivation of plants in the pots of Terracotta of Impruneta and the creative possibilities offered to the gardener” – Relator Prof. Nicholas Dakin-Elliot – Free entrance

– 8.30 pm Aperitif and concert at the Furnace (reservation is mandatory)

 

SATURDAY 18th MAY AND SUNDAY 19th MAY

–          FORNACE MASSIMO CARBONE – Via di Cappello, 45

  • Guided Tour of the furnace
  • Practical Workshop: working of the clay for children and adults

–          FORNACE POGGI UGO

  • Guided Tour of the furnace
  • Practical Workshop: hand working of the clay with the use of templates and colors for children
  • Tasting by Az. Agricola La Querce

–          FORNACE PESCI GIORGIO E FIGLI – Via Chiantigiana per il Ferrone, 36

  • Guided Tour of the furnace
  • Practical Workshop: modeling the clay with the Artisan Andrea Pesci
  • Art Performance: Fabrizio Tani, live realization of a sculpture

–          FORNACE M.I.T.A.L. – Via di Cappello, 31

  • Guided Tour of the furnace
  • Art Performances: how to work and model the clay by the students of Scuola di Arte Sacra of Florence
  • Art Performance: Silvano Porcinai, live realization of a sculpture
  • Tasting by Az. Agricola Diadema Villa l’Olmo

–          FORNACE MASINI – Via delle Fornaci, 57

  • Guided Tour of the furnace
  • Practical Workshop: “Arte con i sassi” Stone paintings with hand-painted stones by Michela Bufalini
  • Art Performance: Annalisa Cestelli “Artista del Cavolo”, live realization of works and sculptures
  • Tasting by Az. Agricola Fattoria la Colombaia

–          FORNACE SERGIO RICCERI – Via di Fabbiolle, 12/16

  • Guided Tour of the furnace
  • Art Performances: Sergio Ricceri, working the clay with a potter’s wheel and Chiara Galli, decoration of pottery
  • Sound Performance: Sound reproduction with terracotta diffusers by Dedalica Art in Technology
  • Tasting by Az. Agricola La Porcinaia

 

FUORI BCI19 – Side Events

–          Sculpture Exhibition of Silvano Porcinai “Tra mito e realtà” – Sala Binazzi, Piazza Buondelmonti 36

–          Painting Exhibition of Franco Gualdani “Omaggio al Ciuffenna, Cristalli di Luce” – Sala Binazzi, Piazza Buondelmonti 36

–          Tour of the Religoius Art Museum of the Basilica di Santa Maria all’Impruneta – Piazza Buondelmonti 28:

A heritage of precious objects (terracotta artefacts, miniated manuscripts, oreficerie, parati) among which four sixteenth-century “soppani” (flat terracotta tiles for internal ceilings) with a series of terracotta votive plaques made between 1700 and 1900.

 

INFO:

–          Free Bus shuttle Saturday and Sunday:

1)From 1pm to 6 pm: Firenze Stazione Santa Maria Novella (Taxi Stand) to Impruneta Piazza Buondelmonti and way back (every hour)

2)From 1pm to 7pm: Impruneta Piazza Buondelmonti to Fornaci and way back (every 30 min.)

 

–          Informazioni e reservation: Pro Loco Impruneta

Phone. 0552313729

Mail: buongiornoceramicaimpruneta@gmail.com

https://buongiornoceramica.wixsite.com/impruneta

Spring Concerts - Teatro del Convitto Cicognini, Prato

Three appointments, always at 9 pm and with free admission, by the Music School ‘G.Verdi’.

Friday 3rd May piano concert by Pietro De Maria, music by Beethoven and Rachmaninov.

Friday 17 Piano Concerto by Roberto Prosseda, music by Mozart, Beethoven and Mendelssohn.

Friday 24 (in the "Verdi" School Hall, via S. Trinita, 2) piano concert with Leonardo Pierdomenico Music by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Rachmaninov.
http://scuolaverdi.it/

Ancient "Fiera del Bestiame"

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May 30th edition of the Ancient Livestock Fair of the Valdarno, zootechnical showcase of the Tuscan excellences in Rignano sull'Arno (at the sports facilities of Via Roma).

The Fair represents a qualified promotional appointment in the ambit of the project of valorization of the typical and quality productions wanted by the Municipal Administration of Rignano sull'Arno. The area in which the exhibition is held is full of exhibition and information spaces and sales of typical products at zero kilometers.

Also this year the event includes events related to transhumance, also practiced in Tuscany and also in the Rignano area.

ancient cattle fair valdarno Program of the event:

Saturday 18 May

    10:30 Piazza della Repubblica: parade of animals and historical procession Palio delle Tre Corone in collaboration with Pro Loco Rignano and Compagnia dei Popoli

    11:00 Exhibition opening and stand opening

    Exhibition of the items present at the Fair

    From 11:00 Distribution of quality compost and compositional booking, by Alia Spa staff

    11:15 Tasting off road: SUV and off-road rally. Itinerary on the territory with tastings, organized by the ASD Valdisieve Off Road Association

    From 12.30 pm Restaurant opening by the association Gruppo Sportivo Cacciatori Cinghiale. Expected breeder menu with short chain products

    Street Food Corner

    From 2.00 pm the afternoon program:

    Educational workshops on honey production with honey extraction and educational hive;

    Demonstration of milking and distribution of fresh milk and yoghurt Mukki Mugello and Organic Central Farm;

    Shepherd's cheese-making workshop with the Farris, Gori and La Felce farms;

    Demonstration of sheep shearing;

    Creative entertainment, organized by Alia Spa;

    Instruction on snail farming;

    Bread Laboratory;

    Hands in dough, we learn to make pasta at home;

    Donkey for everyone, games and education;

    Saddle baptism, by the riding schools present in the area;

    All pony and not only, by the Crazy Horse Association;

    Animations for children, by the Associazione Onlus Notte di Note.

    Exhibition and exhibition on off-road vehicle circuit, organized by the ASD Valdisieve Off Road Association

    Groß-Zimmern at the fair, Germany and its products

    16:30 Demonstration of Sheepdog: demonstration of herd management with the help of the dog

    21:00 Balliamo Country, country line dance performance, organized by the 4jumps School

    Funfair and inflatables, inside the dedicated area of ​​the Fair

 

Sunday 19 May

    8:00 Transumiamo - The route of transhumance from San Donato in Collina to Rignano sull'Arno: historical notes along the way. Organized by the Viandare Association www.viandare.org

    from 9.00 am to 12.00 am demonstration of agility dog ​​by the Polisportiva Blu

    10:30 Song of the open road. Reading / traveling show with a walk from San Leolino along the Arno. 1st stage Sightings Poetry Festival. For information 3473214197.

    From 10.30 am - Discover the Fair. Interactive Treasure Hunt, organized by the Enigma and Spazio Nebbia associations.

    Full day events:

    Educational workshops on honey production with honey extraction and educational hive;

    Demonstration of milking and distribution of fresh milk and yoghurt Mukki Mugello and Organic Central Farm;

    Shepherd's cheese-making workshop with the Farris, Gori and La Felce farms;

    Demonstration of sheep shearing;

    Instruction on snail farming;

    Bread Laboratory;

    Hands in dough, we learn to make pasta at home;

    Donkey for everyone, games and education;

    Saddle baptism, by the riding schools present in the area;

    All pony and not only, by the Crazy Horse Association;

    Animations for children, by the Associazione Onlus Notte di Note.

    Exhibition and exhibition on off-road vehicle circuit, organized by the ASD Valdisieve Off Road Association

    Groß-Zimmern at the fair, Germany and its products

    12:30 Restaurant opening by the association Gruppo Sportivo Cacciatori Cinghiale.
    Breeder's menu with short chain products.

    15:00 Parade in the ring of different species and breeds of animals

    15:30 - 17:00 Test and demonstration of Agility Dog. Presence of instructor for information on training competitions and dog education.

    4.30 pm Interactive Treasure Hunting Award Discover the Fair

    17:00 pm Sheepdog demonstration: management of the flock with the help of the dog, by Manzi Samuele and Bianchi Lorenzo

    Funfair and inflatables, inside the dedicated area of ​​the Fair

    19:00 Closing of the event
http://www.comunerignano.it/

Color Vibe- Lucca

Fourth edition in Lucca, Sunday 19 May 2019, of Color Vibe, the most colorful race there is.

Without age limits and out of any competition, the Color Vibe provides a 5 km long route that can be done by walking or running.

Ready-to-go the Color Vibe will go off ... in white (t-shirt included in the inscription) to better highlight the color that, with every kilometer traveled, will be "shot" at the Vibe Point participants.

Having crossed the finish line, a big party in the heart of the Vibe Village (at Campo Balilla, under the bastion of S. Mari): each competitor will have a color bag to use and, following the rhythm of the official speaker, there will be about every 15 minutes a magical "collective launch".

Vibe Village opening: 11 am
Animation and heating: from 3 pm
Start: 16 hours
Color Party: from 4.30pm
https://www.facebook.com/colorvibeitalia/