CALICI DI STELLE, THE 3ST AUGUST THE FIRST OF THE FOUR MAGIC NIGHTS
The party is shortly gone and the first signal, a sort of preview of the light games that will follow one another in the four nights, is the Campano which has changed color since Thursday night. Back "Goblets of stars" in the gardens of olive trees of the Rocca di Carmignano: Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August and then Friday 9 and Saturday 10, with the grand finale on the night of San Lorenzo precisely. A special edition: the twentieth for Carmignano, nineteen under the direction of the Pro Loco. In more than six thousand six hundred last year they climbed the hill overlooking the capital in four different nights, having arrived from the province and from far away, residents and tourists on vacation. A record.
The scenery remains the same tested and rewarded for years: a place from which with a single glance the whole plain between Florence, Prato and Pistoia is dominated. The wine, starting from the noble Doc and Docg of the territory, the music and the stars are the undisputed protagonists; but it is not a party only for wine lovers but also for families with children. You can taste appetizers, pizzas, cheeses, biscuits, pasta dishes, desserts and gastronomic specialties prepared directly by local restaurateurs. There will be, as always, telescopes aimed at the sky with amateurs to explain the stars, workshops for children and opportunities to better understand the Rocca and the territory.
Wines and drinks are subject to charges. Inside you can buy the new tasting glass specially screened for the 2019 edition in memory of the five hundredth anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, essential for tastings. But if one has previous editions (or other parties) at home, he can also bring them.
The music of the first evening will be that of the 50s and 60s: on the stage, suspended like a terrace on the lights of Prato, will perform the "Apple Party & The First Ladies", three musicians and three female voices. On Sunday it will be the turn of Deborah Johnson, the daughter of the singer Wess (the one who was paired with Dori Ghezzi): she comes from the capital accompanied by Andrea Rosatelli, Paolo Iurich and Beppe Basile, musicians accustomed to treading international scenes, and will propose a trip in the 60s and 70s. "This year we wanted to further raise the level of the concerts and make them even more varied and different at night," they tell the Pro Loco. "Calici di stelle is an opportunity to enhance the territory and its products - emphasizes the president of the association, Carlo Attucci -. This is our goal. But without the many volunteers who help us it would be impossible ”.
The gates will open at 8 pm: just in time to enjoy a beautiful sunset. Park in the village: then on foot or on the shuttle bus to Rocca. The entrance ticket costs 2 euros, but children up to twelve enter for free. This year you can also buy online, on the Musement portal: for 3.50 euros, but with a wine tasting included at the Pro Loco stand. As a media partner he will also collaborate with the Pro Loco Brickscape, an innovative start-up and search engine for tourist experiences that has included the appointment in its booklet on the site www.brickscape.it and has organized a tour of local companies with some bloggers of their own community who will talk about the event and everything that, linked to wine, can be lived in Carmignano.
OBSERVATION OF THE STARS - 3,4,9 and 10 AUGUST
Telescopes pointed to the sky by the Florentine Astronomers Association Margherita Hack Astronomical Observatory of Florence
WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN
SATURDAY 3 AND SUNDAY 4
Baby entertainment workshops organized by the Pandora Association
FRIDAY 9 AND SATURDAY 10
Baby entertainment workshops organized by the Artumes Aps Association
SATURDAY 3 AUGUST
La Rocca and its history
Relive with us the history and the life inside the ancient village of the Rocca through the recently restored model.
The meetings, lasting half an hour each, will start every hour starting at 9pm.
Edited by Stefano Fatighenti.
SATURDAY AUGUST 3 from 9.30pm
Live music with
APPLE PARTY & THE FIRST LADIES
An evening to pay tribute to the great authors and performers of Italian and international music that marked the 50s and 60s through the style of that period based on joy, fun and irony.
On stage three musicians and three voice-ladies with personalities for all tastes; not a simple band but practically a movement that travels under the single flag of a smile.
SUNDAY AUGUST 4 from 9.30pm
Live music with
DEBORAH JOHNSON 4et
Directly from the capital, the Roman quartet develops this new project through a journey of the classics of soul, from the most famous hits of the wonderful 60s and 70s, passing from Ray Charles to Marvine Gaye, from Aretha Franklin to James Brown and many others. Deborah Johnson, enthralling, is the daughter of the well-known singer Wess. With her they share the stage three established professionals of the Italian and international music scene: Andrea Rosatelli, Paolo Iurich and Beppe Basile.
FRIDAY AUGUST 9 from 9.30pm
Live music with
STEVEN TADROS & THE FABULOUS
Steven introduces himself to the public with his new band composed of musicians of great caliber and experience.
His incredible stage presence, his unforgettable powerful and aggressive voice, yet docile and delicate at the same time, will involve you in an evening with a decidedly rock imprint.
SATURDAY AUGUST 10 from 9.30pm
Live music with
THESE BRAVI GIRLS SWING BAND
The band will involve you with their swing music, boogie woogie and rock and roll, in an atmosphere typical of the Italian post-war period and the era of Little Italy.
Famous tracks by Buscaglione, Celentano, Carosone, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and many others will follow one another, m for a journey back in time that will make the evening unique and unforgettable.
FRIDAY 9 and SATURDAY 10 AUGUST
Street band with the
MR. DIXIE MARCHING BAND
Traveling music for the Rocca gardens
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