There are two events in Florence each year that mean spring has truly arrived. The first of these is the Artisan Craft Fair and the second is the yearly opening of various private gardens and courtyards of Florentine palaces and villas. And the best part is both events are free!!!
The first of these events takes place from Friday May 14th to Sunday May 16th. Called Artigianato e Palazzo it is held annually in the beautiful Renaissance gardens of Palazzo Corsini. Over 80 artisans (including shoemakers, glass blowers and wood carvers) will be demonstrating their works and how they are made.
The gardens of Palazzo Corsini are normally closed to the public, which makes this a truly unique and important event not to be missed. The Corsini family are one of the oldest noble families of Florence and Prince Duccio Corsini maintains the traditions that made his family so important during the Renaissance.
Prince Duccio Corsini is a fascinating man and his family history and love of Florence mean he is splendidly able to talk about Italian life and what makes Italy ? Italy. Artviva is proud to collaborate with him in our Festival Evenings where our clients can hear him speak and sample his world famous wines nightly at our office on Via Sassetti in the heart of Florence. To book this world exclusive event please click here.