42nd TRUFFLE FESTIVAL IN CELLAI: THE FIRST WEEKEND
A weekend of good food, music, sporting activities, art and tastings, which opens with the inauguration of the new Sala Iris, a newly-renovated multi-purpose space so that it can become a reference point for the whole community
The Cellai Truffle Festival is back again this year (Piazza Guglielmo Ghiandelli - Cellai, Rignano Sull'Arno - FI). Now in its 42nd edition, it will enliven the country for the first three weekends of June . It starts Friday 7 June at 18.30 with the inauguration of the new Iris Room . Located above the Circolo Arci G. Ghiandelli di Cellai, the Hall has been recently renovated, undergoing an important energy redevelopment, a complete renovation of the electrical system and a rearrangement and refurbishment of the whole environment. The aim of the works is to make this space usable again, with the hope that it can become a multipurpose center that is an incubator of art and creativity. The intent is to give new life to the Room, so that it is a place of sharing, aggregation and collaboration for the whole community, making it available for activities related to the Club's social purposes. The inauguration will be attended by the Mayor of Rignano Sull'Arno Daniele Lorenzini and the City Council, the president of the Circolo Arci di Cellai Matteo Gioia , the president of the Cooperative for Recreation, Sport and Culture of Cellai Piero Certosi , the president of Arci Valdarno Marco Mini and the president of Legacoop Toscana Roberto Negrini . A toast will follow.
At 7.30 pm, as every year, the food stand will open, with a rich menu based on truffles , with the famous "Cellai penne", with grilled second courses on oak wood and many other tasty recipes.
At 9.30pm, the merchants of Rignano Sull'Arno will present trendy clothing and shoes in a fashion show accompanied by the dancers of the MAD Movimento Arte Danza school of Antimo Lomonaco, closing this first evening in style.
Saturday 8 June the planning of the activities starts in the afternoon: at 4.30 pm the start of the gimcana by bicycle for children organized by the Figlinese Cycling Club . At 7.30pm, the inauguration of the photographic exhibitions In Florence we eat so Fabrizio Fibbi, dedicated to the tradition of Florentine tripes, and Omaggio a Bartali , a collection by Paolo De Nicola, which sees the historic cyclist as the protagonist. After dinner, at 9.00 pm, everyone is ready to dance with Simona and Simone .
Sunday 9 June at 14.30 the appointment with I Tuscania is back, presenting Tartufo Raid 2019 , an orientation trail for athletes and families. We then move on to the exploration of the world of beer in A journey in small sips , tasting of the San Gimignano Brewery by the master brewer Tommaso Stettler (7.00 pm). Finally, concludes this first weekend, the DJ set Nebbia in console curated by Dj Bev of the Spazio Nebbia association of Rignano Sull'Arno.
The Truffle Festival continues with a vast program also for the two following weekends (14, 15, 16 and 21, 22 and 23 June): many other evenings to dance to (smooth, dj set, Caribbean and Latin music), meetings dedicated to food, viticulture and voluntary work, afternoons of trekking, mountain biking, horseback riding, presentation of the Games of the 3rd Palio delle Tre Corone and much more.
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