Shops, art and taste, the urban trekking of "Artigianato & Aperitivo" is back in Florence
Four itineraries are scheduled, from 7 October to 4 November
To get to know Florence, the history, the shops, the typical flavors, the urban trekking of "Handicraft & Aperitif" returns , to discover the ancient craftsmen. The Artex-Center for artistic and traditional craftsmanship initiative in Tuscany is reserved for the second year for Unicoop Firenze members with the collaboration of the Tuscany Region, Cna Toscana, Confartigianato Toscana.
In Florence , the stages of this journey (in total there are 16 events throughout the region) which combines curiosity, culture and taste, will take place in four events , from 7 October to 4 November.
Thursday 7 October the "Red City" itinerary accompanies the discovery of the Sant'Ambrogio district, nicknamed the "red city" for the color of the houses, built with bricks of that color and present throughout the block where celebrations were held goliardic organized by lay associations and cheering brigades (later dismantled in 1629 by Cosimo II). During the tour you can see how the decorated plates of the Sbigoli Terracottas are born.
Thursday 21 October with " The Masterpiece of Literature" we walk in the Oltrarno, through the streets and squares told by Vasco Pratolini in the novel "The girls of San Frediano", stopping in the Ippogrifo art print shop .
Thursday 28 October "A tunnel for Florence" reveals the secrets of the palace that Luca Pitti had built in the fifteenth century and which in the following centuries became the palace of the Medici and, after them, of the Lorraine and Savoy families: a building so loved that it was transformed to be more and more imposing and even put in communication with a secret passage with the palace of Bianca Cappello, Francesco I's lover. During the tour a visit to the tailor's shop of the designer Tiziana Alemanni is scheduled.
The last appointment, Thursday 4 November , is with the urban trekking “The queen bee” , in Piazza Santissima Annunziata, the square that since the mid-fifteenth century has contained the idea of the Renaissance (guarded by the equestrian statue of Grand Duke Ferdinando I). During the tour there will be a visit to the Maselli art workshop , famous for its frames.
“This initiative was born four years ago and was immediately successful in Florence - explains Sara Biagiotti, vice-president of Artex - The proposal for the second year is aimed at Coop members and is extended to other Tuscan cities. The excursions are designed for those who leave work and, in the company of colleagues, friends, family or even alone, want to relax by taking a walk in their city. An expert guide of 'Going to Zonzo' will accompany visitors to discover the neighborhood, they will enter the artisan shop and finally taste the aperitif . A different way to learn more about the traditions of Tuscan cities. Each date will have a theme that will be the leitmotif of the excursions ".
“ Handicraft & Aperitif is back , an opportunity to get to know the territory, its identity and activities, and the artisans, who combine know-how and culture. For Unicoop Firenze, cultural activities want to represent an element of enrichment for the members: the program studied with Artex and Going to Zonzo for 2021 is full of news and opportunities to enter the history of Tuscan cities, learn more about their past, but also the present. We thank Artex for their collaboration and invite the members to take advantage of this cultural opportunity designed exclusively for them, thanks to the support of Unicoop Firenze ”, they say from Unicoop Firenze .
"Urban trekking is an opportunity to learn about anecdotes and curiosities of our city, but also to discover that heritage made up of experience, dexterity, creativity and passion, which is found inside the shops and which constitutes the most authentic identity of Florence ”affirms Alessandro Sorani, president of Confartigianato Imprese Firenze .
“A way to discover and rediscover the beauties of our cities and to enhance the quality and uniqueness of artistic craftsmanship, fashion and furnishing accessories. A rare opportunity that involves the participants in the countless phases behind the finished product, from design to implementation. In short, a real experience for all those who want to participate ”comments Giacomo Cioni, president of Cna Firenze Metropolitana .
Urban treks will start at 6pm.
Reservation is mandatory and subject to limited availability of seats and visits will take place in compliance with anti-Covid 19 regulations. Aperitif cost 10 euros. For information www.coopfirenze.it .
For reservations www.andareazonzo.com - www.toscana.artour.it .
Tel. 371 3212704 from Monday to Friday from 10 to 12. Precise information on time and place of meeting will be provided after booking.
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