touring leonardoâ€™s countryside
Capraia e Limite Cerreto Guidi Empoli Fucecchio Montelupo Fiorentino Vinci
touring leonardo’s countryside In the famous Florentine countryside, where Leonardo was born and drew inspiration for much of his study, the boroughs of the Lands of the Renaissance offer journeys into the art and traditions of a territory which is made to be lived in, tasted and enjoyed.
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How to get there The Lands of the Renaissance are about 30 km from Florence. You can get there by car via the Florence-Pisa-Livorno highway, taking the Empoli and Montelupo Fiorentino exits, or by bus taking the scheduled Copit service.
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THE TOWNS OF THE LANDS OF THE RENAISSANCE Capraia and Limite • Traditions by the banks of the Arno Known since olden times as a river port of call, and linked to the life on the Arno, Capraia and Limite have for centuries been involved with the shipbuilding industry, as documented in Limite at the Exhibition Centre for Shipbuilding and Rowing, where you can find miniature models of boats, caulker’s and carpenter’s tools, and documents about the Rowers Association of Limite. On the wooded slopes of Montalbano, beyond the built-up area of Capraia, you can see the remains of the wall of Barco Reale, a large area devoted by the Medici to a hunting reserve, between the 16th and the 17th centuries. There is a also a vast network of trekking itineraries, ideal for lovers of walks and excursions. Cerreto Guidi • Medici lands In the middle of a hilly landscape of vineyards and olive trees, Cerreto Guidi attracts the attention of the visitor, from a distance, with its imposing Medici Complex, erected by Cosimo de’ Medici as a hunting lodge. The Medici Villa is nowadays the Hunting and Regional Museum, presenting a prized collection of paintings and art objects belonging to the Medici.
Empoli • Art and History History, art and culture are the three protagonists of the city of Empoli, proud of its old quarter, of great artistic value, and proud of being the birthplace of important historical characters, such as the painter Jacopo Carucci, known as Pontormo, and of the musician Ferruccio Busoni. The main historical buildings surround the Piazza Farinata degli Uberti or dei Leoni: Palazzo Ghibellino, seat of the Palaeontology Museum, the Palazzo Pretorio and the Collegiate Church of St Andrew, with his fine art gallery, one of the oldest ecclesiastical museums, presenting true Tuscan masterpieces of the 14th to the 16th centuries. In the Pontorme borough the town, you can visit the house where Jacopo Carucci was born, as well as the church of St Michael, where his paintings of John the Evangelist and the Archangel Michael are displayed. 4
Fucecchio • A castle on the Via Francigena The history of Fucecchio is linked above all to the Via Francigena ( the old pilgrim way which some one thousand years ago linked Canterbury to Rome), that here crossed the Arno, a part of whose antique stone pavement may still be tread on around Galleno. The heart of the city consists of the Corsini Complex, on the remains of the old mediaeval castle, now the seat of the Fucecchio Museum, and of the Poggio Salamartano, a religious centre for the local population since the 11th century. The journalist Idro Montanelli was born here. The Montanelli Bassi Foundation presents a vast array of documents about the journalist and his studies of Rome and Milan, entirely moved in there. Montelupo Fiornentino • The town of Ceramics The centuries old tradition of artistic pottery in Montelupo Fiorentino, both workshop and kiln to the Florence of the Renaissance, still lives on thanks to the activities of renowned factories and numerous handicraft workshops. The Pottery Museum, recently updated and extended, presents the manufactures of the local studios, starting with the Middle Ages, going through the period of greatest Renaissance splendour, and ending with our own times. Every year, in June, the history and the traditions of Montelupo are revived on the occasion of the International Pottery Fair. This includes shows, exhibitions, and art events lasting a full week. Vinci • Leonardo’s town In Vinci everything refers to Leonardo, the proverbial Renaissance artist and genius. The house where he was born, set in an olive grove, in a landscape which is still intact; the Church where, according to tradition, he was baptized; the places in town that witnessed his presence or celebrate his memory, such as the theatrical Piazza de Guidi, redesigned by Mimmo Paladino. And also the Leonardo Museum, devoted to Leonardo the Inventor, Technologist and Engineer, where you will be able to extend your knowledge with the help of guided itineraries.
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Tastes and colours of Montalbano Capraia and Limite, Cerreto Guidi, Vinci See Montalbano, the region of hills that inspired Leonardo’s studies of nature and his celebrated landscapes, and get acquainted with the flavours of the region during a visit to the places of production of Chianti Montalbano and of the extra virgin olive oil IGP, and attend a Tuscan cookery lesson. An easy excursion on foot along the mountain paths will lead you to discover the inspiring landscapes of the Vinci region. We recommend you to come in autumn, at the time of the weekend local festivities devoted to chestnuts, to the new oil and the new wine.
Recommended itinerary Duration: 2 nights/3 days – Friday to Sunday Period: April to June and September to November The package includes: • 2 overnight stays with breakfast in a holiday farmhouse • Tuscan cookery lesson and lunch • Guided walk along the paths of Montalbano • Guided visit to an olive oil mill with a tasting of extra virgin Montalbano oil IGP • Unlimited admission ticket to the museums of the Lands of the Renaissance (Collegiate Church Museum Empoli, Fucecchio Museum, Ceramics and Archaeological Museum in Montelupo, Leonardo Museum in Vinci) • Insurance For prices see pag. 2. The proposal is available for groups and individuals all year round.
Friday Morning arrival. Visit to the Medici Complex at Cerreto Guidi and a local oil mill for a tasting. Saturday Tuscan cookery lesson in holiday farmhouse followed by lunch prepared by members of the group. Visit to the Museo Leonardiano and the town of Vinci following the footsteps of Leonardo. Visit to the birthplace of Leonardo in Anchiano. Sunday Guided walk along the paths of Montalbano, in the countryside that was the inspiration for Leonardo’s studies of nature and for his celebrated landscapes. Festivals devoted to the produce of the land Fiericuola di Castra – Mid September In Castra – Capraia and Limite Market fair of the typical products of Montalbano and local handicrafts. Fucecchio discovers... Ancient flavours - Mid October Old Town – Fucecchio Book fair, painting exhibition by local artists, exhibition of old radio receivers, and tasting of local sweets, traditional wines and herbal infusions. Montelupo Handicrafts – Mid October Old Town – Montelupo Fiorentino Handicrafts and local produce fair. I vantaggi del Buongusto – Chestnuts in the Square September/October Via Roma – Vinci Wine and food and handicrafts fair, with entertainment. Chestnuts for all. Festival of the new wine and the new oil Mid November Via Giovanni XXIII and Via Roma – Vinci Exhibition fair of local produce and handicrafts and entertainment.
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Be an Artist for a Week-End in the Land of the Renaissance Empoli and Montelupo Fiorentino A week-end devoted to the discovery of the great Cinquecento tradition in Empoli and Montelupo Fiorentino. The Decoration Course will acquaint you with the local artistic pottery, made by a centuries old process, in the many workshops in Montelupo. The city holds its annual International Pottery Event at the end of June. The course “Jacopo’s colours” will introduce you to the mannerist painter born at Empoli, and to his artful use of colour.
Duration: 2 nights/3 days; from Friday to Sunday Valid from: April to June and from September to October The package includes: • 2 overnight stays with breakfast in holiday farmhouse, with half board either in the farm or in a restaurant nearby • Pottery decoration course • Guided tour to the Ceramics Museum of Montelupo Fiorientino • Visit to a handicraft studio • Creative workshop “Jacopo’s colours” • Unlimited admission ticket to the museums of the Lands of the Renaissance (Collegiate Church Museum Empoli, Fucecchio Museum, Ceramics and Archaeological Museum in Montelupo, Leonardo Museum in Vinci) • Insurance For prices see pag. 2. The offer is valid only if at least five persons participate. The proposal is available for groups and individuals all year round.
Itinerary FRIDAY Morning arrival. Introduction to the decoration course and lunch. Guided visit to the Ceramics Museum in Montelupo Fiorentino to see an old kiln and a demonstration by a pottery master. Visit to a handicraft studio. SATURDAY Pottery decoration lesson and lunch. Creative workshop “The colours of Jacopo” and guided visit to Pontorme. Transfer to Empoli for free time and dinner downtown. SUNDAY Pottery decoration lesson, free lunch and departure.
The Pottery Decoration Course, lasting six hours, will acquaint you with the typical decorations for plates and crockery in the Tuscan tradition. You will be issued with a certificate of attendance and given the pottery made by you to take away.
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Nature and Traditions of the Fucecchio Marsh Cerreto Guidi, Fucecchio and Fucecchio Marsh The Fucecchio Marsh is the largest inland marsh in Italy and the last refuge for many species of animals and plants. In olden times a place of predilection of the Medici family, they erected the impressive Medici Complex at Cerreto Guidi as a hunting lodge. Some traditions survive within the protected area, such as the weaving of the marsh grasses and weeds. A short course of lessons with local craftsmen will teach you how to weave the grasses, in particular the sarello, which is used for baskets, hampers, covers for flasks, bottles, etc. In Fucecchio, where Indro Montanellli was born, the Montanelli Bassi Foundation has been set up. The study of the famous journalist has been transported here with all its documents, papers and furniture.
Duration: 2 nights/3 days - Friday to Sunday Period: March to May The package includes: • 2 overnight stays with breakfast in a hotel or a holiday farmhouse with half board either in the farm or in a restaurant near by • Weaving workshop at the Research and Documentation Centre of the Fucecchio marsh • Visit to the Fucecchio Marsh with environment expert guide • Guided visit to the old quarter of Fucecchio with stops at the Civic Museum and the Montanelli Bassi Foundation. Visit to Cerreto Guidi and its Medici Complex. • Visit to a producer of the renowned Montalbano Chianti wine, and tasting session • Unlimited admission ticket to the museums of the Lands of the Renaissance (Collegiate Church Museum Empoli, Fucecchio Museum, Ceramics and Archaeological Museum in Montelupo, Leonardo Museum in Vinci) • Insurance For prices see pag. 2. The offer is valid only if at least five persons participate. The package is available to groups all year round at a special prize.
Itinerary FRIDAY Arrival. Marsh grasses weaving workshop and lunch in a typical restaurant. Guided visit to the old town centre of Fucecchio, the local museum and the Montanelli Bassi Foundation. Guided visit to the Medici Complex in Cerreto Guidi and the Medici Villa, location of the Hunting and Country Museum. SATURDAY Marsh grasses weaving workshop and lunch in typical restaurant or holiday farmhouse. Wine cellar visit and tasting session. Free visit of the Lands of the Renaissance. SUNDAY Guided excursion to the Fucecchio Marsh organized by the Research and Documentation Centre of Fucecchio Marsh. Free lunch and departure. Workshop for weaving the marsh grasses. The activity, which lasts six hours in all, is taught by excellent local craftsmen, and is an occasion for learning how to weave the marsh grasses, such as the sarello, the sala and the cassie, according to centuries old procedures, which are still practiced in the area.
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On the footsteps of Leonardo In Montalbano and Vinci Follow the footsteps of Leonardo in his birthplace, Vinci, where you can discover the places he frequented and try to imagine yourself as a scientist and an artist of his calibre while attending the workshop “ Leonardo’s gaze” at the Leonardo Museum. Walk along the evocative slopes of the Montalbano, that Leonardo crisscrossed in search of inspiration for his studies of nature and visit the neighbouring localities of Cerreto Guidi, Empoli, Fucecchio, and Montelupo Fiorentino where you can find precious intact testimonials of the Italian Renaissance.
Duration: 2 nights/3 days – Friday to Sunday Period: From April to May from September to November Convenient for families The package includes: • 2 overnight stays with breakfast in a hotel or holiday farmhouse, with half board either at the farm or in a nearby restaurant (Friday and Saturday dinner) • Adult and children workshop Leonardo’s gaze at the Leonardo Museum • Free visit to the Leonardo Museum • Guided walk to the birthplace of Leonardo in Anchiano, along the “Strada Verde”, and along the paths of the Montalbano • Unlimited admission ticket to the museums of the Lands of the Renaissance (Collegiate Church Museum Empoli, Fucecchio Museum, Ceramics and Archaeological Museum in Montelupo, Leonardo Museum in Vinci) • Insurance For prices see pag. 2. The proposal is available for groups and individuals.
Itinerary FRIDAY Morning arrival. Free visits to the Museums of the Land of the Renaissance SATURDAY Workshop “Leonardo’s gaze” at the Leonardo Museum. Free visit to the Museum and the town of Vinci in search of the places connected with Leonardo and the Da Vinci family. SUNDAY Guided walking tour to Leonardo’s birthplace along the “Strada Verde” and along the paths of the Montalbano, over the countryside that inspired Leonardo in his studies of nature and his celebrated landscapes. Workshop “Leonardo’s Gaze” Imagine yourself as the great genius in order to experience his approach to life, the feeling of wonder and the gaze with which he observed everything around him. A nice game played among several participants will lead you to discover Leonardo the artist, scientist and engineer.
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Panoramas of the Renaissance Capraia and Limite, Cerreto Guidi, Empoli, Fucecchio, Montelupo Fiorentino and Vinci An itinerary to follow by car, by motorcycle or even by vintage car in the Leonardo countryside, visiting the Medici houses in Cerreto Guidi, observing the artistic pottery in the Museum in Montelupo and getting acquainted with other precious relics from the Renaissance. The itinerary takes you along the most beautiful roads of the region, from the heights from Montalbano and Pietramarina, and the splendid views of vineyards and olive groves between Fucecchio and Cerreto Guidi, all the way to the hamlets of Botinaccio and Coeliaula towards the Valdelsa. You will also visit the historic towns and museums of this section of Tuscany, rich in art treasures and admirable landscapes.
Duration: 2 nights/3 days – Friday to Sunday Period: April to June – September to November The Package includes: • 2 overnight stays with breakfast in a hotel or in an historic lodging • Guided tour of the machine models in the collection of the Leonardo Museum in Vinci • Guided tour to a winery producing the famous Chianti Montalbano • Roadbook of the itinerary • Unlimited admission ticket to the museums of the Lands of the Renaissance (Collegiate Church Museum Empoli, Fucecchio Museum, Ceramics and Archaeological Museum in Montelupo, Leonardo Museum in Vinci) • Insurance For prices see pag. 2.
An olden times journey Drive along the evocative roads in this part of Tuscany on board an equally evocative car. It is possible to rent locally a vintage car (supplement payable) for the whole duration of the trip. You will receive as a present the Roadbook to server you as a guide of the itinerary and the DVD “Travelling in the Lands of the Renaissance”.
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A journey to the Lands of Leonardo Capraia and Limite, Cerreto Guidi, Empoli, Fucecchio, Montelupo Fiorentino and Vinci A stay in the land of Leonardo, discovering Vinci and the countryside that inspired his studies of nature and his famous landscapes and views of the surroundings, offering many traces of the Renaissance. From Cerreto Guidi, chosen by the Medicis as a place for hunting and relaxation, to Montelupo Fiorentino, pottery kiln and workshop of the Florence of the Renaissance. From the town of Fucecchio, on the Via Francigena, the old pilgrimage road, to Empoli, the city of Pontormo, rich in sacred art treasures. A guided excursion to Florence, to see the places where Leonardo lived and worked, can also be arranged. Duration: 6 nights/7 days – Saturday to Saturday Period: June to September The package includes: • 6 overnight stays in hotel or in holiday farm and half board there or in nearby restaurant • Guided visit to Leonardo Museum and places connected with Leonardo in Vinci • Guided tour of the Ceramics Museum in Montelupo Fiorentino and of an old kiln with a demonstration by a master craftsman • Visit to a handicraft workshop • Visit of a winery and oil production farm and tasting • Unlimited admission ticket to the museums of the Lands of the Renaissance (Collegiate Church Museum Empoli, Fucecchio Museum, Ceramics and Archaeological Museum in Montelupo, Leonardo Museum in Vinci) • Insurance For prices see pag. 2. In Florence on the footsteps of Leonardo. Guided visit of the Renaissance places of Florence where Leonardo lived and worked.
Itineraries of the genius Not just Leonardo, in this land where the spirit of the place has found form and expression in a fascinating mixture of art, nature, and culture. In order to know all the itineraries that allow you to discover the outstanding aspects of the area, we offer you a guidebook The lands of Leonardo and Bocaccio with all the information, cultural and touristic on the region of the Empolese Valdesa. In Florence following the footsteps of Leonardo A special visit of the city to experience the cultural and artistic atmosphere of the Florence of the Renaissance that witnessed the apprenticeship and training of Leonardo. On request.
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Italian lessons in the Lands of the Renaissance Only 30 Km away from Florence, and a short distance away from the main art cities of Tuscany, the region of the lands of the Renaissance is the ideal place for learning Italian and discovering Tuscany. A full immersion experience, directly in the holiday farm of your stay, that will allow you to learn the language and simultaneously discover Italian culture within the confines of the extremely beautiful land that gave birth to great characters such as Leonardo da Vinci and Jacopo Carucci, called “Il Pontormo”. Duration: 6 nights/7 days – Saturday to Saturday Period: June to September The Package includes: • Overnight in holiday farm with half board • Italian language course and books • Guided tour with teacher to discover the countryside of the region • Creative workshop “The Colours of Jacopo” • Tuscan cookery lesson followed by lunch • Unlimited admission ticket to the museums of the Lands of the Renaissance (Collegiate Church Museum Empoli, Fucecchio Museum, Ceramics and Archaeological Museum in Montelupo, Leonardo Museum in Vinci) • Insurance For prices see pag. 2. Minimum of ten participants. The package is also available to existing groups with different language levels. On request we can provide quotations for escorts not attending the Italian language lessons.
The Italian Language and Culture course is interactive, and run by highly qualified teachers. It has been developed to favour mainly communication and understanding. In a matter of a few days, lessons will allow participants to communicate easily and have a pleasant stay in Italy. There is an entrance test in order to evaluate the level of knowledge for non beginners. Course programme Saturday arrival. Course presentation. Sunday free. Morning lessons on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Afternoon free. Wednesday: morning lesson of Tuscan cookery followed by lunch prepared by the participants. Afternoon: Creative Workshop “Jacopo’s colours” and free visit to Empoli. Friday afternoon. Visit to the countryside of the region accompanied by Italian language teacher.
Saturday: End of course and departure.
EXCURSIONS IN THE LAND OF THE RENAISSANCE Cerreto Guidi, Medici lands GUIDED TOUR An itinerary in the town of Cerreto Guidi to discover the favourite places of the Medici family. From the Medici Complex, built by Cosimo deâ€™ Medici in the second half of the 16th Century, with its imposing double ramp, and the Medici Villa which houses the Museum of the History of Hunting and the Territory, to the church of St Leonard, with is splendid baptismal font in polychrome terracotta made by Giovanni della Robbia. Two hours. Art and history in Empoli GUIDED TOUR The city of Empoli has an old quarter of great artistic interest, rich in places to visit. This guided itinerary starts in the central Piazza della Vittoria where we visit the house of Ferruccio Busoni, the well-known musician. From there we go to the oldest part of the town, up to Piazza Farinata degli Uberti, surrounded by the most important buildings in town: the Collegiate Church of St Andrew and the Sacred Art Museum Annex. Two hours. Leonardo in Vinci GUIDED TOUR We follow the steps of Leonardo in his native town. A guided itinerary in the old town to see the buildings that belonged to Leonardo and his family and the recent monuments made in his memory. We visit the Church of the Holy Cross where he was baptized and also the Leonardo Museum, where we can see one of the most varied and original collections of machines and models imagined by Leonardo, in many different fields of study. Two hours. Master potters GUIDED TOUR This itinerary starts at the Pottery Museum documenting the history of pottery making in Montelupo Fiorentino. Its production achieved its greatest artistic splendour in the 15th and 16th centuries and made this small town famous in large parts of the Mediterranean shores and in northern Europe. There are hundreds of exhibits, going all the way from the Medieaeval and Renaissance times to the present. The itinerary continues with a visit to an old pre-industrial kiln with a demonstration by a local craftsman and finishes in the centre of Montelupo, where there are many pottery workshops. Two hours.
Walking the paths of the Montalbano GUIDED TOUR In the hills of Montalbano, amid the valley or the terraced vineyards, and the olive trees higher up, we shall visit many evocative places, either archaeological or natural, such as the remains of the 16th century Wall of the Reale Mediceo, a large area reserved for hunting and the age old ilex grove of Pietramarina. An easy walk, in the company of an expert naturalist allows us to discover this natural oasis. Approximately three hours.
Events in the Terre del Rinascimento Montelupo in Fiore 3rd Sunday of March MONTELUPO FIORENTINO Floriculture Fair in the old town centre. Celebrazioni Leonaridiane From the middle of April to the middle of June VINCI Series of events as a tribute to the anniversary of Leonardo’s birth. The inaugural event is the annual lecture, Lettura Vinciana (in the Leonardo Library). The celebration goes on with handicraft markets, fairs and the Giornata dell’aria “Da Icaro a Leonardo” dedicated to the flight and to the exhibition of aircrafts and model aircrafts. Il Palio delle Contrade 3rd week of May - FUCECCHIO In the traditional Palio the 12 contradas of Fucecchio challenge each other in a horse race. A series of events animates the life of the town during the days before the race: the Fiera del Palio, the market of handicraft and antiques, the historical cortage on the Palio day. Infiorata del Corpus Domini Sunday of the Corpud Domini, June CERRETO GUIDI AND FUCECCHIO Both in Cerreto Guidi and in Fucecchio the Corpus Domini feast is celebrated with the Infiorata, refined decorations made with flowers petals that cover the roads on which passes the religious Procession. Festa Internazionale della Ceramica 4th week of June – MONTELUPO FIORENTINO Series of events dedicated to the renowned ceramic production with exhibitions, demonstrations by artisans and performances on theme. 14
Menar mascelle all’or di cena. Cena Rinascimentale 4th friday of June – VINCI Tastes, Usages and the culinary customs rigourosly inspired by the Renaissance come to life againIn the shade of the charming Castle of the Counts Guidi. Festival Marea End of June – Begin of July – FUCECCHIO Musical performances, concerts and shows in the Buca of Sant’Andrea Luci della Città July - EMPOLI Series of summer events with exhibitions, festivals, concerts, meetings and extraordinary opening of museums and shops of the old town centre. Vinci d’Estate July and August - VINCI The series of cultural and folkloristic events opens with Ad alta voce, the recital in the charming Piazza de’ Guidi. It goes on with the Fiera di Luglio dedicated to folklore and local traditions with the recalling of the legendary Volo di Cecco Santi. The Fair ends with Multiscena, the theatre and shows review. Medicea In the middle of July - CERRETO GUIDI Fair dedicated to the Wine Chianti D.O.C.G. famous also for the appellation “Cerreto”. To the wine-and-food theme are also devoted exhibitions and performances. Il Mercatale di Empoli Every 2nd Sathurday of the month - EMPOLI Fair and market of the agricultural and food products directly from the farms of the empolese valdelsa district.
Palio di San Lorenzo and Palio con la montata 3rd Sundays of July and of September CAPRAIA E LIMITE Races disputed between the quarters of the town on the river Arno with the typical local boats called “gozzi”. The Palio con la Montata race presents also a crossing of the river with climb on the rope. Settembre Cerretese 1st week of September – CERRETO GUIDI The traditional feast of the town is rich in shows, markets and renaissance recallings. Not to be missed the Palio del Cerro with the challenge between the 4 contradas of the town and the Festa di Santa Liberata, religious feast celebrated with the traditional procession and with fireworks. Pontorme in Festa 1st week of September– EMPOLI The natal hamlet of the famous painter Pontormo is animated with historical evocations, ancient professions market and shows. Fiera di Limite 1st monday of September – CAPRAIA E LIMITE Mercatino delle cose così and entertaining performances in the roads of the old town centre of Limite with a striking fireworks spectacle on the river Arno.
Fierucola di Castra Middle of September – CAPRAIA E LIMITE Fair of the typical products of the Montalbano area and handicraft market. Fucecchio riscopre.. Antichi Sapori 3rd Sunday of October – FUCECCHIO Book market, local painters exhibition, vintage radios exposition and tasting of sweets of the Fucecchio tradition. Montelupo Artigianato 3rd Sunday of October MONTELUPO FIORENTINO Fair of handicraft and typical products in the old town centre of Montelupo. Giornate Busoniane November – EMPOLI Classic music review as a tribute to Ferruccui Busoni musician and composer from Empoli, one of the best pianists of all times. Sapori e Colori del Montalbano 2nd sunday of November – VINCI Fair dedicated to the new wine and to the new oil with tasting of typical products, handicraft and performances on the theme.
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