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YOUR PERSONAL COPY issue n° 10 September ∙ October ∙ November 2019


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If you’ve chosen Florence as your holiday destination, you will already know that however long your stay is going to be, in any case, it will always be too short to reveal the wonders of Florence, a city full of monuments, art, museums, squares, and unforgettable experiences. As locals, we’re the ones who experience the many gifts of the city first, and therefore Elitism aims to be a collection of suggestions, a notebook, a smart guide, to make your stay in the cradle of the Renaissance a piece of your life that you’ll always carry in your heart.

ELITISM FLORENCE There’s beauty all around you Issue n° 10 September | October | November 2019 Quarterly ~ Florence ~ Italy EDITOR Francesca Querci VICE - EDITOR Francesca Cellini DESIGN + COVER Sally Studio

“Autumn has knocked, what has it brought? A basket of apples, a spoonful of honey, ripe pears, slightly hard walnuts, golden grape bunches, the scent of mushrooms, quite long afternoons…” With this old nursery rhyme, all rhyming in Italian but in English the effect may not be the same, our grandmothers told us what Autumn would bring us. And with all of this, we at Elitism Florence want to tell you about all the things to see, events not to be missed, introduce you to interesting people and make sure you can visit those places that perhaps weren’t in your travel plans but we’re sure you’ll find unforgettable. And how much you will miss Florence in the Autumn once you return home. You can’t imagine. And what can we do for you? Offer you a memory, an experience and a handful of emotions. Take this magazine with you, it’s a gift. When you browse through it in a few months, all the memories will resurface and it will be like having you here with us again. Happy reading!

CONTRIBUTORS Cinzia Azzerboni, Cristina Tedde, Serena Becagli, Marta Matteini, Liliana Antoniucci, Francesco Sani

Elitism Florence: the quarterly magazine focused on discovering and experiencing the city and its magnificence. What to see, where to eat, trendy bars, historical places, architecture, shops, clubs with complete address lists and all the advice you need to enjoy the city the way Florentines do. And more, interviews with locals, details on the surroundings, highlights on what to buy, fun facts, and all of the top events you don’t want to miss out on in town.

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails” - Mark Twain –

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CONTENTS September~October~November 2019















Five amazing things to do in Florence we selected and guarantee for you

First things you have to see once you arrive

The staff of Elitism presents you the top 3 restaurants of the month selected after a fine and accurate test

Best wines and drinks around town.. raise your glass with style

Anna Magnani

Barbara Cirri

Places you will never forget



CONTENTS September~October~November 2019







Our selection of beautiful products

Antinori Art Project

La Rificolona



From events and festivals to attractions and tours, find out what’s going on in Florence


Greve in Chianti, Panzano e Lamole




Florence Factory shop via dei Neri 6/8 r, Firenze Opening Monday 13.30 - 19.30 Thusday - Sunday 10.30 - 19.30


Via Tornabuoni


You cannot miss the recently renewed Mercato Centrale, a real gastronomic melting pot, for those who want to taste emotions. The Loggia del Porcellino where you can buy genuine leather products and caress the famous luck charm bronze boar muzzle at the side of the market.

Arno River

Enjoy the Diladdarno discovering San Frediano, snooping around workshops, antiques and art galleries. Piazza Santo Spirito is the right place for a typical dinner or a late evening drink. Piazza del Carmine with its mixed between sacred and profane atmosphere is another must-see.

· The Rive Gauche

To do

· Not just Art

Go for some top-level shopping in Via Tornabuoni: Gucci, Emilio Pucci, Tiffany, and many more are there waiting to fuel your vanity. Discover vintage jewels in Piazza Strozzi at Barducci Jewelry. Design and crafts lovers are welcome in Via della Spada where a tour is a must.

· Tuscan Food

Taste tradition: a Lampredotto sandwich in Piazza de’Nerli, Bistecca alla Fiorentina at Cambi restaurant, extraordinary Pappa al Pomodoro at Santo Bevitore. Want some ice cream? Sorbetteria in Piazza Tasso and the world-famous Vivoli near Piazza Santa Croce are waiting for you.

Il ratto delle Sabine

Loggia del Porcellino

· Markets Tour

Second Italian museum for number of visitors, the Accademia displays the largest amount of Michelangelo’s sculptures in the world. A must-see, where you can find the original Michelangelo’s David and probably experience the Stendhal Syndrome. Remember to book in advance!

· Galleria dell’Accademia

IL Dumo


Piazzale Michelangelo

Ponte Vecchio


Palazzo Vecchio, the seat of the city’s civil and administrative authority. Sight is surrounded by ancient marble, bronze and stone statues, like Donatello’s Marzocco, the lion leaning on the coat of arms, and the Nettuno fountain. Here, the most famous gallery: the Uffizi.

Links the main part of the historical city centre with the “Diladdarno”, with artisan goldsmiths that once were butcher shops lining the path to the scenic terraces. The Vasari Corridor, that crosses the Arno at Ponte Vecchio, was built in 1565.

· Ponte Vecchio

To see

Palazzo Pitti

· Piazza della Signoria

Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Campanile di Giotto and Battistero; with its white Carrara marble front, hallowed in the year 1436, the Duomo dominates the whole square and Giotto’s Campanile. The Cathedral’s dome, finished with red bricks, outstands everything around.

· Piazza Duomo

Piazza della Signoria

A 5 minute walk to embrace absolute beauty: the city sight from Piazzale Michelangelo. You can walk the ancient stairways “Rampe del Poggi” starting from San Niccolò to climb up toward Piazzale. Once there just a few more steps to fall in love with the Church of San Miniato.

· Piazzale Michelangelo and San Miniato

Residence of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, home to the Medici, the Lorena and the Savoia families. The palace hosts an articulated compound of different galleries and museums: Palatina Gallery, Appartamenti Monumentali, Modern Art Gallery, Boboli Garden.

· Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Garden

Campanile di Giotto


HIDDEN FLORENCE 500 years after the birth of Cosimo I e Caterina de’ Medici, join us on trip to discover the secrets of Florence

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he Medici: an ambitious family, that grew from alliances and conflict inside and outside Florence to take control of the city State. Triumph and exile; from the margins, to the centre of power; criticism and praise of Popes and monarchs for the betterment of family interests. This year we celebrate the Medici that rose to become princes: Cosimo and Caterina, born the same year: 1519. Each shaped their destiny thanks to an indomitable spirit, forged from tough and violent experiences. Two parallel lives that repeatedly intersect thanks to the unusual turns of events and politics, even though they were not always easy meetings. In 2019 more than twenty Florentine institutions gathered together as an organising committee coordinated by the Comune di Firenze and the UNESCO office for Florence World Heritage with the support of MUS.E have decided to tell these parallel lives through a busy and fascinating programme of events, including conferences, exhibitions and activities aimed at the wider public. A special way to mark the anniversary and share this important moment in the history of the city. In order to dig deeper into the life of Medicean Florence, we have created the Hidden Florence app. Hidden Florence is a free app that lets you explore the Renaissance city through the eyes of historical characters. By linking unconventional tours of Florence to the everyday lives of Renaissance Florentines, the app brings the people and places of the past to life while opening up a city overlooked by other guides. Navigate with a stunningly detailed map from 1584 – geolocated so you can toggle between it and a modern map of Florence – and walk in the footsteps of five contemporary guides, hunting for statutes, street tabernacles, palaces and piazzas.

Cosimo: Master of Florence (1459) Giovanni: Neighbourhood World/People and Politics (1490) Niccolosa: Saints and Sinners (1492) Marietta: City of Women (1561) Ercole: Crime and Punishment (1566)

The characters are voiced by professional actors, including James Faulkner (Game of Thrones, Da Vinci’s Demons) as Cosimo de’ Medici. Hidden Florence’s project partners are the National Gallery (London), Polo Museale della Toscana and Municipality of Florence – Admnistrative Coordination Area – UNESCO Office, MUS.E Association, DECIMA – University of Toronto. The app is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (UK) through the University of Exeter and is produced by Calvium. Hidden Florence website: http://hiddenflorence.org



MADOVA The Donnini family have been making gloves since 1919. Their ongoing search for new styles and colors along with their meticulous workmanship have made Madova gloves hugely popular worldwide. Preserving the crafting and family character of their business has been at the core of their philosophy since 1919. wonderful gifts to take home. //Via Guicciardini 1r www.madova.it

GUYA Contemporary streetwear with all the quality aspects of tradition. The shop was opened in the 1970s by the Nigi family, who became experts on seeking out new niche brands launched by local up-and-coming designers. The brands sold today are defined by an independent and avant-garde style that is fresh and evermore daring. There are actually two Guya boutiques, both located in the historic center of Florence, where you can shop for modern influential brands such as Off-White, Comme des Garรงons, Yohji Yamamoto and many others. //Via Por Santa Maria 76r www,guyafirenze.com

Dress Well & Accessories BOUTIQUE NADINE Boutique Nadine is an eclectic boutique only meters away from Ponte Vecchio. Here you can shop for carefully selected clothing by local and international designers, unique accessories and vintage pieces. Boutique Nadine was founded in 2006 by Irene Zarrilli and is the fruit of travels, encounters, sensations and places that have left a mark. Irene transformed the lingerie shop her mother left her into a one-of-a-kind boutique selling vintage clothing and emerging Italian brands for women who love a simple, elegant and feminine style. // Lungarno Acciaiuoli 22r www.boutiquenadine.com

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PERUZZI URBAN RESIDENCES Your place to stay in Florence

Quietly tucked away behind Piazza Santa Croce, timeworn stones pave the way to a historic palace turned luxury bed-and-breakfast of Peruzzi Urban Residences. Charismatic Dutchman Eric Veroliemeulen, general manager of Peruzzi Urban Residences and Villa Medicea di Lilliano Wine Estate, has opened the downtown palace owned by the Malenchini family. “Peruzzi Urban Residences is the new hotspot in town, where our guests can sit and relax. Our luxury accommodation is an oasis in Florence after a busy day spent shopping and visiting this vibrant city’s museums and monuments.” A grand wrought iron and pietra serena staircase (or the quaintest Florentine elevator) sweeps up to the five luxury suites, while a fully equipped apartment sits cosily off the courtyard. The airy reception greets guests between 8am and midday before a straightforward and secure self-check-in system takes over in the afternoon. The urban twin of popular Villa Medicea di Lilliano in the countryside near Grassina, expect the same style set by Pondal Malenchini Studio, the Argentinian architect cousins of the owner Diletta Malenchini. All the suites, which are named after the youngest family members, feature statement Chianti red panelling and handmade Caporali cast-iron beds, while the building’s history looms in the Renaissance frescoed ceilings. “Sofia” boasts oh-so-Florentine views down via de’ Rustici as far as Forte Belvedere in the distant hills; “Eduardo”, replete with parquet flooring, looks out over the irregular piazza formed by the southern perimeter of the city’s ancient amphitheatre; Vittoria vaunts an exquisite double shower and freestanding bathtub, restful living room and bed settee for additional sleeping space. Especially exciting for the city are the shared spaces at Peruzzi Urban Residences. A heritage-filled lounge lined with a long table is set to host talks, private dinners and wine events - the Malenchini family have been producing Chianti for over a century - as old prints depicting the four continents adorn the walls. An impressive space marked by two ancient pillars doubles as the breakfast hall for roomers and an events space (think cooking classes) because of its contemporary kitchen island. Peruzzi Urban Residences Piazza dei Peruzzi 4, Florence www.peruzziresidences.com


The Atelier of Master Perfumer Sileno Cheloni is a Perfume House specialising in bespoke perfume creation, in the heart of Florence. It focuses on bespoke scent design both for people and brands and one of a kind olfactory experiences. In the heart of Florence, in the Borgo of S. Niccolò 72r, in a characteristic and suggestive alley that runs parallel to the Arno and indicates the path towards Piazzale Michelangelo. From a smoldering brazier the aroma of incense rises towards the sky and it is impossible to continue without giving in to its intimate and mysterious charm. It is thus, in the simplest and most ancient way, that we find ourselves in the undisputed realm of perfume, in a laboratory and atelier that will never cease to amaze us. And this is where we can meet Master Perfumer Sileno Cheloni.

3)If you had to dedicate a fragrance or an essence to this neighborhood of S. Niccolò what would it be? It is still early and I do not want to be wrong but what this place evokes brings me back to an essence that in French is called Immortel. It is a strong plant that grows even on the dunes. It is a fragrance that symbolizes culture today in the middle of contemporary Florence.

1)Why did you choose to launch your first Sileno Cheloni monobrand and the laboratory-Atelier in the Borgo of S. Niccolò? San Niccolò is the Florentine “rive gauche”. This is the street of the artists and it is more and more the cultural center and the creative engine of the city.

5)You were born in Barga, a little town of the province of Lucca and you moved to Florence many years ago to start this adventure in the world of artistic perfumes. What is your first olfactory memory of Florence? The leather of the bags shops, but also the smells of the restoration laboratories. Perhaps the perfume of Florence is a set of all this with floral and powdery notes.

2)As soon as you enter the alleyway of Via di S. Niccolò, the scent and the smoke of incense guide us towards this enchanted kingdom. What incense do you use to seduce passing tourists? More than seducing, I try to share the experience of the incense ceremony with passing tourists. The ceremony is made with precious woods and incense from Oman. 18 readelitism.com

4)Is there a place in Florence that you particularly like the smell of? For a month a year Il Giardino delle Rose is the place where Dante’s paradise still makes us seen. It is one of the places in the city that I love most, very close to my new Atelier, with a smell that I adore.

6)Is there a smell of your Atelier you cannot live without? Absolute rose. 7)Why should people visit your Atelier? To share an experience and feel with the “Nose” the infinite world of memory. And of course to buy a very good perfume ...  

Where to Eat Enjoying food is one of the best pleasures of life. The staff of Elitism presents you the top 3 restaurants of the month, selected after a fine and accurate test. L’ORTONE


L’Ortone is located in Piazza Ghiberti, across from the characteristic farmers market and just around the corner from the Church of Sant’Ambrogio. The menu draws from Tuscan cuisine and features an ample range of antipastos, first courses and grilled dishes, naturally including Florentine steak. Make your way to the upper floor to watch the kitchen staff at work. Due to its size and shape, the dining room on this floor is perfect for dinners for a large number, birthday parties and other events. // Piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti, 87/r



Due to its convenient location across from the Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio, Florence’s oldest, fresh produce is always on hand. It is sourced directly from small local farms, from crops cultivated like in the olden days. Organic. Not because it’s trendy, but because time-honored traditions have naturally made it so. Vegetables, meat, oil, truffles. They are all brought straight to Casa della Nella from nearby. Those who love Florentine steak can be assured that here they cook it perfectly, on a cast-iron grill placed above water, allowing the heat to penetrate the meat, which is cut very thick. // Piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti, 21



The Vivo project came to fruition in Capalbio on 24 June 2013 with the sole purpose of promoting fish from the Tyrrhenian Sea. “Because behind every delectable morsel there are fishermen who go out at night to fish, expert hands that select and package it and drivers who are up at dawn to rush it off to its destination.” This is the philosophy of the owners of VIVO, to serve fresh fish dishes while abiding by the rules of the sea and its seasons. The menu is renewed every day according to the fish available, to ensure maximum wholesomeness. // Largo Pietro Annigoni 9a/b

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Where to Drink Places to taste fine wines and artistic cocktails. Our top 3 selection, with some alcoholic degree. IL LOCALE Located in an ancient Medici residence, composed of more than one room and a splendid internal garden. An attentive and skilled staff will welcome you. Sophisticated cocktails that we dare to suggest you photograph before tasting them! Furnishings with refined details and modern touches. A gem, not to be missed. // Via delle Seggiole, 12r www.localefirenze.it

RED GARTER With more than 50 years of history behind it, the Red Garter was one of the first american bars in Italy, and today is one of the most famous spots in Florence, also known abroad. Open every day of the year, it offers karaoke shows, live music concerts and DJ sets, as well as an excellent steakhouse and giant screens for live sports. Authentic american cuisine with gourmet burgers, chicken wings, and tex-mex specialties. If you’re a little homesick, the Red Garter is just perfect for you! //Via dei Benci, 33r www. redgarter1962.com

GURDULU The name is inspired by a character from “The Nonexistent Knight” by Italo Calvino, that Gurdulù who “... doesn’t know who he is, changes constantly, a thousand faces do not define him ...” And this quick introduction gives you an idea of what this new venue is like. Opened in early 2016, in Borgo Santo Spirito, Gurdulù’s refined and retro atmosphere is impressive, with original pieces from the 1950s. Sit at the counter and order what is a must for us: the Bloody Mary De Carlo Snapper with Olio de Carlo, salt, pepper, Worcestershire, Sabatini gin, tomato. // Via delle Caldaie, 12r www.gurdulu.com



By Cinzia Azzerboni

She won the Academy Award Oscar in 1955 for Best Actressfor her portrayal of a Sicilian widow in The Rose Tattoo. Playwright Tennessee Williams became an admirer of her acting and wrote The Rose Tattoo specifically for her to star in. Magnani won four other international awards, other Best Actress awards for her role, including the BAFTA Film Award, Golden Globes Award, National Board of Review, USA, and the New York Film Critics Circle Awards.

During her career Magnani worked with some of the internationally most celebrated and renowned art directors and screenwriters; including Roberto Rossellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini, Vittorio De Sica, Jean Renoir, Sidney Lumet, and Tennessee Williams.

One of a kind, a true volcano, as many said talking about her, always ready to explode, bursting into tears or out laughing. It was said to be “passionate, fearless, and exciting”, but she was all this and even much more at the same time. And in fact Time described her as “the most explosive emotional actress of her generation” while film historian John DiLeo said about her that: “Whenever Magnani laughs or cries (which is often), it’s as if you’ve never seen anyone laugh or cry before: has laughter ever been so burstingly joyful or tears so shatteringly sad?”. Director and actor Vittorio De Sica instead described Magnani’s laugh as “loud, overwhelming, and tragic”.

Called “La Lupa” the “living she-wolf symbol” of the cinema. Director Roberto Rossellini said of her that she was “the greatest acting genius since Eleonora Duse”.

Think was worth it! Surely life with her was always lively and never dull.

And she had loved men very deeply. And as Tennessee Williams said of her “she was one who sank the claws into the heart”.

Anna Magnani was very intense, no matter what she was doing…she was very intense and passionate about cats and movies as well as men. Everything or everybody she loved, was always with a total absolute unconditional love. She was always in love, in love with a movie, an art director, a stray cat, a man, a friend, a place, a house. And in love she was always over the top! Her feelings and emotions very passionate and engaging, she was always going at very high speed.

Anna Magnani was not beautiful by the normal standards, but she had an unique very remarkable and expressive face, her dark circles around her eyes , which would have killed any other woman’s face…became instead her distinguishing features and made her charming and handsome regardless. She was a very strong woman and had a very powerful presence, she never went unnoticed. And she was different from anybody else, somehow even occasionally peculiar. She consulted astrologers and believed in numerology. She also claimed to be a clairvoyant herself. She ate and drank very little , but drank a lot of black coffee and smoked many cigarettes.


When I want a well-made cocktail I’ll go to the 1930s-style Manifattura Firenze. A perfect

On weekends I like having breakfast at Pasticceria Giorgio. A real cult place in the city. They are known for their schiacciata alla fiorentina, fruit tarts, cream puffs and truffles.

My favorite places to eat are Bistrot Santa Rosa. “Green” is the watchword here and the herbs used for preparing cocktails and dishes are grown in the Bistrot’s garden. When you walk into OV Osteria Vegetariana your nose will take you back in time. And it’s for vegetarians, vegans and gluten intolerants alike. No difference when it comes to the dishes. They are all delectable. Last but not least: Il Magazzino - Osteria Tripperia, a non-touristy restaurant near Ponte Vecchio.

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Do you know what Florentines are known for? For always being ready with a quick come back and for teasing each other all the time.

One of my favorite shops is Ottod’ame: eclectic, trendy, everyday clothing, where designer Silvia Mazzoli best expresses her flair for fashion. Another favorite is Gerard LOFT. And one I adore is Luisa Via Roma, where I can shop for the latest collections by Balmain, Attico and Gucci.

place for the nostalgic about the by-gone days, where Italian songs play in the background. Il Locale too, inside the ancient Palazzo delle Seggiole, becomes a wine restaurant/bar, from aperitif time to late at night.

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Suggested by: Barbara Cirri  





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Ex-cimatoria-campolmi Credits: Comune di Prato

Murales fabbricon ex Lanificio Calamai Credits: Comune di Prato


he city of Prato is still today one of the most important textile centers in Europe. A tradition that reaches far back to the Middle Ages. The city’s architectural sites and industrial archaeology allow visitors to take a journey through time to retrace the history of its textile industry. Ancient factories, real gems, are today symbols of culture, know-how, and creativity. The journey ideally begins at the Fabbricone (Via Targetti 10/8), today a theater. Dating back to the 19th century, when the city’s first industrial plants were being constructed, it soon became the largest. Built in 1889 in the countryside north of Prato by the Austro-German Kössler-Mayer, it set itself apart not only because of its dimensions (circa 23,000 sq m) but also for the number of workers. The original 900 had increased to 1,500 by 1939. It was architecturally advanced, as its wooden shed roof, resting on cast-iron columns, was the first of its kind. Another novelty was that the plant consisted of several buildings featuring orderly symmetrical openings, all enclosed within high walls, like a fortified village. It was soon considered the largest textile factory, where all the production stages took place, with the exception of the spinning, until the specific department was established in the 1930s. After the war, the Austrian owners were sent away. They returned in 1922, but 5 years later a joint-stock company, Il Fabbricone Lanificio Italiano, supported by a board of directors, took over. Running the plant in 1960 was IRI, later replaced by ENI. The current owners, the Balli family from Prato, bought the industry in the mid 1970s. The production is now carried out in a portion of the plant. In 1947 a section was given to the City of Prato, which in 1974 converted it into a theater, the Teatro Fabbricone, where the stage scenes of Luca Ronconi’s Orestea were

Lanificio Calamai Credits: Comune di Prato

installed. It represented a new experience, an alternative to the traditional Italian theater, and it became known throughout the country as a place of experimentation and research. The Teatro Fabbricone was restored in 2000 according to a project by Francesco Stopaccioli, who recreated an industrial environment, to maintain a link with its manufacturing origins. Not far from here stands the former Lanificio Calamai (Viale Galileo Galilei 31), an industrial architecture icon of Prato, dating from 1924. It was designed by two engineers, Poggi and Gaudenzi, and built in 1927, the plant covered 28,000 square meters, of which 22,500 were covered. In 1930 it was extended in order to add dying department and a new warehouse. At the end of the 19th century the Lanificio Calamai stood out among the other major industrial buildings along the Bisenzio. It has preserved its original monumental facade with its large arched entrance and the beautiful wrought-iron gate, at the top of which the company initials can be seen, adorned with elegant floral decorations. This front part originally housed some living quarters, now offices. Standing in the middle of the courtyard is a tower with a large water cistern, fundamental for the wet processes involved in producing fabrics. The factory is today fragmented. A workshop for the finishing processes of fabrics occupies the rear part of the building, while the front end, where the monumental entrance is located, houses a stocking area. Some of the external walls of the factory were recently decorated by the graffiti artist, Dem, called to Prato by the director of the Teatro Metastasio. The title of the mural is “Osservare il mondo con gli occhi degli altri” (literally, looking at the world with the eyes of others). While it represents the complexity of the city, it also hints at the theater shows.



Located within the old city walls, the former cimatoria Campolmi (Via Puccetti 3) today houses the Lazzerini library and the Museo del Tessuto. In the 19th century the “Cimatoria Campolmi Leopoldo e C.” was the largest within the medieval walls and specialized in the “cimatoria”, that is in cutting the fabrics and adjusting their furry surface. The factory was located in the Santa Chiara quarter, where there once flowed a millstream. This probably explains the presence in this neighborhood of many cloth finishing workshops in those days. In 1863 the factory was bought by three textile entrepreneurs (one of them was Vincenzo Campolmi), who restored its original vocation. The new company began buying up the adjacent plots, upon which they later constructed a plant. The oldest part is now the cross-vaulted ground floor of the museum. The plant was closed down in 1968, even though some production stages continued to be carried out until the early 1990s. The factory still houses a huge 19th-century steam boiler and a spectacular chimney, standing in the courtyard. It is the tallest in the city and can be seen above the roof-tops of the historic center. The last stop of our ideal itinerary is only meters away from the Campolmi plant: the new Camera di Commercio di Prato (Via del Romito 71). It is housed inside a former textile factory, completely restored in 2004. The project not only aimed at giving it a new purpose and a contemporary appearance, but also maintaining

Lanificio Calamai Credits: Comune di Prato

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a solid bond with Prato’s history and identity. The restoration of the imposing 19th-century industrial complex was carried out with clear objectives: a respectful conversion of the existing buildings, the creation of new public spaces, the inclusion of energy-saving technology and the employment of material salvaged according to circular-economy principles, of which the city is a proud supporter. The historic industrial aspect of the city of Prato in the 20th century is projected into our times via an innovative image that evokes and reprocesses the actual soul of the city’s textile district. The building is in fact wrapped in perforated metal plates (brise-soleil), reminiscent of fabric. Despite this contemporary detail, the industrial building has basically maintained intact its original architectural and structural features and its internal courtyard – a now very popular piazza-garden accessible during office hours.

Credit: Fernando Guerra/Comune di Prato

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No, you can’t miss it Church of Santo Stefano al Ponte Not far from the Ponte Vecchio, this Church -Auditorium is the result of numerous alterations carried out over the centuries. Among the most significant are the seventeenth-century renovations that remodeled the interior, creating a highly original architecture made up of broken lines, devoid of any curve. Wonderful works of art are housed within, including the beautiful staircase with a marble balustrade designed by Buontalenti and dating to 1574. The church’s excellent acoustics, its location in the historic center of Florence as well as its magnificently decorated interior, make this a unique center of “edutainment”. In fact, since 2015, this space has hosted some marvelous full-immersion multimedia exhibitions. Via Gino Capponi This street is lined with noble palaces, including the Capponi Farinola and important gardens such as the Semplici and the San Clemente Gardens. At the end of the street is the Convent of the Capponcina, bordering the Gherardesca Gardens. Piazzetta Dè Cimatori >> Here are craft shops, some old-style shops and the famous Antico Trippaio, which has been serving up tripe and lampredotto for about 80 years. Colonna dell’Abbondanza (Column of Abundance) >> Located in Piazza della Repubblica, it is also called Colonna della Dovizia (Column of Wealth). Dating back to 1431, it is considered to be the true heart of the city. The statue at the top represents Abundance. Chiostro degli Angeli (Cloister of the Angels) In Viale Amendola, this intimate space is part of the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, representing an intersection of some the greatest Renaissance minds, such as that of Brunelleschi.

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Piazza San Marco

Giardino dei Semplici

Galleria Dell’ Accademia

S.M. Novella Central Train Station

Mercato Centrale

Piazza dell’Unità

Piazza della S.S. Annunziata

San Lorenzo

Piazza S. Maria Novella Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore

Palazzo Strozzi

Piazza Goldoni Ponte Alla Carraia

Piazza della Repubblica

Piazza San Firenze

Piazza S. Trinita Ponte S. Trinita

Mercato Nuovo

Piazza della Signoria

Piazza Santa Croce

Galleria Degli Uffizi Piazza Ponte Mentana Vecchio

Piazza Santo Spirito

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Piazza Dei Pitti Palazzo Pitti Giardino di Boboli

Piazza De’ Mozzi

Ponte Alle Grazie



Giardino della Giardino della Gherardesca Gherardesca


Sinagoga Sinagoga

Piazza Piazza S.S. Ambrogio Ambrogio

Piazza Piazza DeiCiompi Ciompi Dei


A no Arrrn Torre Torre G.G. Poggi Poggi Piazzale Michelangelo Piazzale Michelangelo

Get lost in Florence · Santa Croce Impossible not to stop to admire this gorgeous Church, that gives its name to the neighborhood. Walking the narrow streets and the small squares in the area you will find old workshops and small but precious museums like the Museo Horne and the Museo di Storia della Scienza. The first one displays a significant collection of paintings and sculptures collected by the art critic Horne itself, who lived there. The second is kind of a shrine to Galileo Galilei and hosts his telescopes and the lenses he used to discover the largest moons of Jupiter. Among the many peculiarities of this area, Michelangelo Buonarroti lived for a short period of his life right in Via Ghibellina. Time for the best ice cream in the world now, Vivoli! · Santo Spirito and San Frediano Workshops, goldsmiths, restorers and antiques shops make this two adjacent districts the area of the city in which still lives the old Florentine craftsmanship tradition. A visit to Church of Piazza Santo Spirito, Piazza del Cestello and to the Church of San Frediano in Cestello is in order. Walking through typical cobblestone small alleys named like the old jobs once exerted in the streets themselves (via dei Tessitori, via dei Cardatori, etc…) you can reach Piazza del Carmine. Don’t let the unfinished front side mislead you! Inside the Church one of the greatest Renaissance masterpieces, the Cappella Brancacci, especially known for the astonishing fresco “Expulsion from the garden of Eden” painted by Masaccio. · Duomo and San Lorenzo San Lorenzo was one of the districts where the Medici family lived and where you can discover unbelievable beauties, strolling around the lanes maze. After the Duomo named Santa Maria del Fiore, the main city Cathedral, you can find the Cappelle Medicee, with their gorgeous marble and stone walls cladding and the first Medici palace, Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, at number one in via Larga (now via Cavour). If you are hungry, the best for a quick meal is the Mercato Centrale, that offers a wide food and drinks choice in a fine steel, glass and cast-iron Art Nouveau building.


· Sant’Ambrogio Lively, dynamic and always hot! The Sant’Ambrogio area usually surprises first time visitors. The main square, with the Sant’ambrogio Church, is one of the oldest in town and it is one of the locals favorite night-life places because of the plenty of clubs, bars, bistros and restaurants all around. A must-see is the Sant’Ambrogio covered Market where you can taste some of the traditional Tuscan products like “la Pattona”. This district is also home to the Synagogue and the Jewish Museum.

· San Niccolò It is not a district, not even a block, it is Via San Niccolò! In the Diladdarno is one of the oldest streets, and takes its name from San Nicola di Mira to whom the Church of San Niccolò Oltrarno is dedicated. The area is rich of notable historical buildings like the Palazzo del Rosso from the 17th century, the Palazzo Demidoff-Amici and the Palazzo GianniLucchesi-Vegni that shows on its facade a plaque to the memory of the Russian director Andrej Tarkovskij and his Florentine days. At number 99 Palazzo Stiozzi-Ridolfi, attributed to Baccio D’Agnolo, and at 107 the decorated front side of Palazzo Nasi-Quartesi with paintings from the 15th century.

· San Miniato al Monte and Piazzale Michelangelo The San Miniato al Monte Abbey is one of the most beautiful Romanesque Churches of Florence and is sacred to San Miniato, one of the first Florentine martyrs. Once you exit the Church, there you see it! The magnificence and the heart of Florence... Forte Belvedere, Santa Croce, the Arno, the Bridges...with the Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, Bargello and the Badia Fiorentina bell tower standing out among the breathtaking panorama and, north-side, the smooth hills of Fiesole and Settignano. Piazzale Michelangelo can be reached from Viale Michelangelo, a lovely tree-lined avenue that climbs the hillside, or from the old stoop of the Rampe di San Niccolò.

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Hear ye, hear ye! Momix / Teatro Verdi from / Tuesday 19 till Sunday 24 (November)



Jethro Tull / Teatro Verdi / Tuesday 5 (November)





Arturo Brachetti Teatro Verdi Saturday 16 Sunday 17 (November)


Stefano Bollani e Chucho Valdes Teatro Verdi Saturday 26 (October)

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FROM FLORENCE WITH LOVE PIANO D To me and others like myself who live in this quarter, Santo Spirito is a little village within the city. Everyone knows and helps each other. We care about one another. Pianod39 is located in Via Maggio. A sunny and quiet street with lots of art galleries. This is one of them. When I first stepped into this gallery, I immediately felt at ease. Like in a small, refined, welcoming sitting room. Donatella and Francesca met and together embarked on this artistic project. It would be great if everyone could spend some time inside Pianod, have a chat with Donatella and Francesca, look at the photographs on the walls and admire the decor pieces displayed with great care. Here you can take a break from a busy day and fill your eyes and heart with beauty. Where did the idea of Pianod come from? Piano D is a special place. For Donatella it was the kind of pet project that everyone would like to bring to fruition. It‘s like a private living room. You‘re surrounded by thousands of objects, some quite unique, from all over the world. We met by chance and discovered we both had a passion for photography, which allowed us to develop our idea of an exclusive venue for hosting meetthe-author events, cultural exchanges and photographic exhibits. The idea of contaminating one of the oldest antique-shop streets of Florence with signature prints was born from two women who have always worked in the image field. Donatella Donati, owner of PIANOD, thirty plus years in fashion, modern antiques merchant and with a growing passion for photography. Francesca Procopio, visual designer with expertise in photography and visual communication, will be curating the photography section of the Piano D gallery. How do you select the works to be displayed? What impresses you about an artist or a project?

Donatella: Photography has a great fascination for me, and this stimulates my curiosity and desire to learn. Every time I take a picture I‘m looking to freeze that moment in an image. And, I always hope that every work I observe and technique I learn may serve the purpose of nurturing my love of photography. How important was the collaboration between women in this project? Collaboration between women is not always easy. But I think our age difference, training and empathy allows us to complement each other and see things the same way. This project will certainly help us grow as we pursue a common objective and share our passion with perseverance. What does your future look like? We often talk about the many projects we would like to embark on. We enjoy challenges. We have already hosted 4 extremely interesting exhibitions that have ranged from portraits to black and white and will continue with a photo feature and experimental photography. Our objective is to keep selecting the best, so the community may informally enjoy art and photography. What do you like and dislike about Florence? Florence is a magnificent city where visual arts have fertile ground. It is the realm of classical art but we wish to break away from that mold and enhance one of the most attractive and historic streets of Florence with this ambitious project. Via Maggio 39R 50125 www.pianod.design

The criteria is quite specific, as we are trying to focus on quality photography that is not only visually pleasing but also the result of a concept, a technique and research. All the authors of works we have already displayed and who appear in our future exhibition program have been professional photographers for many years. We were recently at the photography festival at Arles in France, looking for new photographers and stories. We like the idea of surprising those who come to visit our gallery and we believe Florence is the right place for our project. We are currently hosting works by Francesco Levi, and those by Andrea Folli will be next. What does photography mean to you? Francesca: I consider it my trade, but aside from that, it‘s also the means through which I‘m able to best express myself. I create and speak through images. My studies have allowed me to grow and realize that this is what I want to do. So, if I were to sum it up, I‘d say that my photography is a life companion to whom I owe a great deal.

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“The first out of delights for you tonight is the fantastic… Jethro Tull!!!” This is how Mick Jagger, in the unlikely guise of presenter of the “Rock ‘n Roll Circus”, introduced the 1968 performance, recorded live for the homonymous live album by the Rolling Stones, which included guest band Jethro Tull along with other British bands. Nothing strange there, except that they had only chosen that name definitively a year earlier, when they were engaged to play at the Marquee, an institution for London musicians of the fabulous 1960s. Singer Ian Anderson had insistently asked the famous music club for the chance to perform, appearing each time with a different name. When they finally gave it to him, they presented themselves as “Jethro Tull”, and he decided that the band would definitively call themselves that. Today, a rock milestone with 60 million records sold worldwide, they celebrate 50 years of career with a tour, begun in 2018, with a concert in Florence on November 5th at the Teatro Verdi (via Ghibellina 99; Tickets: €28.75 - € 92.00, 9 pm). Their music was characterized by the dominant presence of the flute, played by the virtuoso leader and, after debuting with classic blues, they experimented with various genres over the years: from folk to hard rock, and from progressive to classical music. Returning to that fateful 1968, it was the year when the first official record, the LP “This Was” was released. The group was still far from the sound that made it famous, but the critics immediately understood the ingredients that would be the strengths behind their hits: from the songs’ melodies to their structures. Already with the subsequent “Stand Up”, they had their first big hit and in 1971 made the album that everyone considered their masterpiece: “Aqualung”. The blues had vanished, the interplay between Martin Barre’s guitar and Anderson’s flute was perfect. All the songs were engaging but sophisticated, the expression of a very high style. Conceptually, it was a hard folk record in which a progressive sound was just around the corner, and came with the next work, “Thick as a Brick” of 1972. The success of the “Tull” was global at that point and they continued to churn a record out every year for the 1970s. The band produced some important work in the twenty years to follow, without however achieving the inspirational heights of the past. Meanwhile, however, they became a cult band and the founders of a musical genre. From 2000, they released only two records but their live work continued, despite numerous changes in the band’s formation. Of the original line-up, only Anderson is left. On the other hand, critical judgment of their artistic legacy remains unchanged, represented by one of the most significant discographies in rock history in terms of quantity and quality.



DISCOVER AREZZO come and explore a timeless land


eace, disconnection, the desire to explore, and respect for time: Discover Arezzo! These are the four cardinal points on the compass that will guide you to explore a territory with a wealth of history, and a story for every era. In Arezzo you can finally be yourself again, but above all, you can set your own pace. You can lose yourself in the streets and alleys of the marvelous historic center and discover a world that is still on a human scale. Or be astounded by the grandeur of such solemn architecture as the fortress, Fortezza Medicea, the majesty of the cathedral that dominates the city or walk into the embrace of Piazza Grande, where you can admire the lodges, Logge di Vasari, or Palazzo della Fraternità dei Laici. On your walk you can glimpse breathtakingly lovely piazzas, quaint, special and different, such as the intimate Piazza San Domenico or the bright lively Piazza della Badia. Steep yourself in an artistic itinerary of frescoes by Piero della Francesca in the Church of San Francesco and the Duomo, stand before the crucifix by Cimabue in the Basilica of San Domenico or the polyptych of Lorenzetti in the Pieve, or let yourself be conquered by the Roman Amphitheater and the Archaeological Museum. You can also choose to explore the environs, the parks and nature reserves that are reachable by both “trails “ and “cycle paths”. From downhill biking along the paths of the Casentino forests, to bird-watching on the walking trails of the Canale Maestro della Chiana, you can discover nature in a land forged by human genius, and made into a work of art.

This ingenuity also characterizes this city’s quality artistic craftsmanship: the Italian capital of the goldsmith’s art and an important textile district, Arezzo also hosts the Antiquarian Fair, a famous open-air market exhibition that, for 50 years now, every first Sunday of the month and the previous Saturday, takes place in the heart of the historic center and offers an unmissable opportunity to buy precious and modern objects. And then forget about diets and enjoy the wonderful food and wine to be found in these parts, dishes loaded with flavor and know-how, to satisfy the most refined palates. Disconnect, explore, taste and forget all haste. Discover Arezzo: live at your own pace in Tuscany!




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This is so contemporary by Serena Becagli


atronage of the arts, discernment and curatorship are the watchwords of the Antinori Art Project, launched by the Antinori Chianti Classico wine estate, located at Bargino, midway between Florence and Siena. Here tradition and the contemporary appear surprisingly in harmony and the Tuscan landscape delights all one’s senses. Inaugurated in 2012, the new winery is a remarkable example of contemporary architecture amidst the spectacular vine-clad Chianti hills. Producers of prestigious world-renowned wines, the Antinori have always been well-known for their winemaking passion and love of the land, as well as their fine tastes, research and innovation. For over six hundred years the Antinori family has linked their name to excellence in the art of winemaking and have been passionate patrons of fine arts. Visiting the Antinori Chianti Classico winery means experiencing a part of Tuscany where the flavors and aromas of the fruits of the land take you back in time but also project you into the future. Whether you are making excellent wines or putting together a great art collection, the best professionals are required. Top enologists and wine experts for the former and highly-reputed curators and art critics for the latter. This wine-art combination therefore means that during your visit to this Antinori winery you can taste their superb wines, tour their spectacular cellar, which looks like something between a cathedral and a spaceship, and also admire works by some of the most prominent international artists. They are site specific works conceived to be perfectly in sync with the cellar and the landscape. They reflect the natural environment and the passing of time, which are in fact the fundamental elements for making good wines. A recent addition to the collection is Untitled (Antinori), by the California artist, Sam Falls, who left his large, long and narrow painting scattered with dry pigments in the vineyards. The natural and atmospheric elements – the sun, humidity, falling leaves and twigs – thus modified it, as if it had been painted by nature, and it was later installed in one of the two ample stairwells. The inclusion of Sam Falls’s project, curated by Ilaria Bonaccossa and inaugurated in June 2019, has confirmed Antinori’s Art Project as an ideal platform for the production of contemporary artwork. During 2012, under the curatorship of Chiara Parisi, two significant works became part of the Project. Iconostasi (2012), by Yona Friedman, an interactive spacial structure that changes like a living architectural element and can be moved, removed or rearranged as one pleases. And Sun Clock (2012), by Rosa Barba, who transformed one of the three cellar courtyards into an optical machine, where the passing of time over the Chianti hills is captured by a mechanism arranged around the circular opening in the ceiling and filtered into the courtyard. The ceiling was basically turned into a lens through which the sunlight enters and reaches the floor, where the time of day is graphically marked, like a contemporary sundial. The video installation by photographer and film director Jean-Baptiste Decavèle was also added in 2012. When Ilaria Bonacossa took on the artistic direction of the biennial Antinori Art Project in 2014, new works began to be acquired, such as Tomàs Saraceno’s Biosphere 06, cluster of 3, installed in the stairwell of the cellar; and Giorgio Andreotta Calò’s Clessidra. In 2016, the site-specific Giant Fruit by Nicolas Party was added and the Portal del Angel was commissioned to the sculptor Jorge Peris. The latter consists of a precarious triumphal arch made of locally sourced material, as is the one used to make the ancient terracotta oil jars, traditionally used to keep olive oil. 2017 was the year of Stefano Arienti, whose Altorilievo intensely converses with the precious “Lunetta Antinori” (16th c.), in which Giovanni della Robbia depicted the resurrection of Christ, and reprocesses the compositional thinking of Della Robbia. Between a guided tour of the cellars, wine tasting in the area suspended above or lunch at the refined rooftop restaurant, Rinuccio 1180, which you climb up to via a stunning spiral stairway, and with our eyes filled with the beauty of artwork that seems so at ease amidst contemporary architecture and nature, all we can do is sip and sample until Antinori’s next acquisition. Meanwhile in Florence, Palazzo Antinori is due to host the exhibition “La Firenze di Giovanni e Telemaco Signorini” at the end of September. On that occasion the historic halls of the palazzo’s Piano Nobile will be open to visitors. www.antinoriartproject.it readelitism.com





f when strolling in the city you may hear someone saying it, well this is not really a compliment around here. It means a woman is over dressed in quite a far too flashy way and definitely far too much over the top. Standards may not be the same for all, but not matter what…. a Rificolona is a Rificolona for all of us Florentines. But to know exactly what it is a “Rificolona” we are to go back to four centuries ago. On the 8th of September there was, and still is, the celebration of the birthday of the Madonna the Virgin Mary. A local festival was taking place in town to commemorate the Madonna and a market called the “Fierucola” was organized especially for the occasion. The Rificolona tradition started because at the time farmers and country people from the surrounding areas were coming into town not only to celebrate the religious occasion, but also to attend the Fierucola, where they were selling their products and in order to arrive in time for the Mass on the 8th, they had to leave the day before as it was quite a long walk for them to reach town. And they used lanterns to light their way. Once in town they were seeking for some rest under the loggia in Piazza Santissima Annunziata, but there they had to put up with the Florentines that teased them about their unfashionable clothes. The over dressed country women were derided and called names, one of them was

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‘fieruculona’, the word being a mix between the word for ‘market’ and the word to descibe a ‘big backside’. Then the word ‘fieruculona’ later was transformed to become ‘Rificolona‘. And so then the Florentines started to parade paper lanterns in the shape of curvaceous women, and at the end of the night people were throwing objects at the lanterns so that they burned. This was also a way to celebrate the end of Summer and the coming of the new season. And since then every year on the evening of the 7th of September, there is always the “Rificolona Festival” a long tradition mantained alive, which is still enjoyed and loved these days by kids and adults. In Florence the streets are a kaleidoscope of hundreds and hundreds of very colourful paper lanterns in all shapes. Tradition wants that a parade goes through the historical centre of Florence, with all the kids holding sticks which have at their end very bright colourful paper lanterns swinging.  If in town you cannot missed it! You will be captured by the magic of the night.

RIFICOLONA Festival of the Paper Lanterns



Aglione della Valdichiana - 300 g The Aglione della Valdichiana is a typical garlic variety. Extending between Arezzo, Perugia and Siena, the Valdichiana valley is well-known for its vegetable-growing tradition. The cloves of the Aglione are much larger than common garlic. A variety with a delicate flavor and scent, it is used in several Tuscan recipes, including pici all’aglione, a flavorful and healthy dish from the Siena countryside.







INGREDIENTS FOR 4 PEOPLE 360 g Tuscan pici 4 cloves aglione extra-virgin olive oil 1 chili pepper 400 g Origine Coop crushed tomatoes ½ glass of dry white wine salt pepper to taste




Finely chop the garlic and let cook in 3-4 tablespoons of oil over low heat. Pour in the wine and let evaporate. Simmer until the garlic is soft enough to crush with a fork. Add the crushed tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste. Chop the chili pepper and add. Allow the sauce to simmer until it becomes a little dense. Cook the pici al dente, drain and toss in the sauce. The pasta is ready to be served. Origine Coop crushed Italian tomatoes Coop’s crushed tomatoes are made exclusively with Italian tomatoes that have been picked at a perfect degree of ripeness, carefully selected, chopped and immediately canned, so as to offer you a ready-to-use fresh product.

Sweeter than the common garlic


Spicy yet delicate scent



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Subsonica Monday 02 Prato - Piazza Duomo

Carmen From Sunday 13 until Tuesday 22 Florence - Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Carl Brave Tuesday 03 Prato - Piazza Duomo

Francesco Renga Tuesday 15, Wednesday16 Florence - Teatro Verdi

Michael Nyman Saturday 7 Nyman’s Earthquakes Florence - Manifattura Tabacchi

Fiorella Mannoia Friday 18, Saturday 19 Florence - Teatro Verdi

Preghiera Saturday 14 Florence - Palazzo Medici Riccardi La Traviata From Saturday 14 until Tuesday 24 Florence - Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino William Kentrige / Joanna Dudley Wednesday 25 The Guided Tour of Exhibition: For Soprano and Handbag Visual concept | William Kentridge Director | Joanna Dudley Florence - Tepidarium Roster Giardino dell’Orticultura

NOVEMBER Jethro Tull Tuesday 5 Florence - Teatro Verdi Alice-Momix From Tuesday 19 until Sunday 24 Florence - Teatro Verdi Moving Stories Thursday 21, Friday 22 Scandicci - Teatro Studio Mila Pieralli


Greve in Chianti Panzano & Lamole The territory of the Chianti Classico is full of historical castles, small charming and medieval villages, wineyards and gentle hills all around…a unique region to be explored! Greve in Chianti is considered the entrance gate into the Chianti Region, that offers a chance to enjoy a relaxing walk in and around the Main Square. Furthermore, it is very lively with regular events, including the Chianti Classico Wine Expo which takes place every year on the second weekend of September. Don’t miss the medieval village of Montefioralle with a wonderful view overlooking the countryside, considered one of the most beautiful villages of the entire Chianti Area. Panzano in Chianti , a nice village not far from Greve in Chianti. The characteristic old part of the town is located on the top of the hill in a beautiful panoramic position with the rest of the castle and the Church of Santa Maria with its staircase that is the perfect spot to take wonderful souvenir photos. Every Sunday morning in the Main Square Piazza Bucciarelli, takes place the weekly market. Lamole a lovely village at the top of the Chianti hills, sourrounded by terracing wineyards and olive groves . The ancient church of San Donato is the perfect location for classic music concerts. Lamole area is moreover well known for the production of Iris flowers , in springtime the blooming it’s a very suggestive sight. Tourist Information Office Greve in Chianti – Enjoychianti - always available to organize your best experience in Chianti. Contact us: www.enjoychianti.com info@enjoychianti.com ph. 0039 0558546299 mob. 0039 360.10.94.942 Piazza Matteotti, 10 – 50022 Greve in Chianti

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Photo credits Daniele Tapinassi



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Elitism Florence ::. Issue 10  

Elitism Florence: the quarterly magazine focused on discovering and living the city and its magnificence. What to see, where to eat, trendy...

Elitism Florence ::. Issue 10  

Elitism Florence: the quarterly magazine focused on discovering and living the city and its magnificence. What to see, where to eat, trendy...