DIY Fair, ‘Creattiva’ Debuts at the Fortezza da Basso

Thurs. 19 – Sun. 22: CREATTIVA.  Fortezza da Basso.   Open 9:30 am – 6:30 pm, last day until 4 pm.  Admission: €10 online, €11 on site; for adults over 65 and kids ages 10 – 13, €6 online and €7 onsite; free admission for children up to and including age 9. Everything and anything you would need to create something with your hands will be on display and for sale at a new [...]

Fierucola Wood Crafts & Organic Market

  Sunday, April 23: FIERUCOLA DEI LEGNAIOLI ORGANIC & WOOD CRAFTS MARKET.  Piazza Ognissanti.  Hours: 9 am to 7 pm. Coming back for its ninth edition, the Fierucola dei Legnaioli Market returns with over 50 different booths to celebrate the skill and refinement that defines wood craftsmanship. With a range of exhibitors who specialize in the many transformative working methods, the market will share the work of carpenters, wood turners, inlayers, and other [...]

Designer Clothes for Tots Unveiled at Pitti Bimbo 96

January 18 – 20, 2023. PITTI IMMAGINE BIMBO n.96. Fortezza da Basso, V.le Filippo Strozzi, 1, Florence.  Pitti Immagine, a leading collection of Italian fashion-centered trade shows, presents biannual exhibitions in the city center of Florence. Pitti Bimbo’s signature clothes for kids return to the Fortezza da Basso for its 96th edition, with this year’s theme PITTIWAY representing the 2023-24 winter collections that will be unveiled. A creative vision displays itself amongst the [...]

The Fierucola’s Ceramic Fair in Piazza Santa Croce

Saturday 1 & Sunday 2: CERAMICS FAIR. Piazza Santa Croce. Open both days 10 am – 7 pm. Free admission. For more information, visit the website at The International Ceramics Fair is returning, bringing colorful, handmade items to Florence.  Creations comprise plates, vases, mugs, teapots, design objects for the home and other decorative items. There will be 90 contemporary ceramic artists from all over Europe in attendance. A stunning variety of materials [...]

IED Graduates & Their Final Creative Projects

  The European Institute of Design in Florence (IED) embodies innovation in the city of the Renaissance, reinterpreting the present with an eye to the future.  As IED’s academic term draws to a close, 142 Italian and foreign students will receive diplomas for the completion of three-year courses in communication, design and fashion. In line with the theme CONNECT, the ceremony is set to take place on July 15 in a newly inaugurated [...]

Children’s Designer Fashion at Pitti Bimbo 95

  June 22 – 24, 2022: PITTI IMMAGINE BIMBO 95. Fortezza da Basso, V.le Filippo Strozzi, 1, Florence and other venues. Only open to press and buyers.  Pitti Immagine Bimbo centers on children’s closets during a three-day-long trade fair between June 22- 24, 2022 in its 95th edition. The Fortezza da Basso will once again host Pitti Bimbo after two editions at Stazione Leopolda, showcasing the newest in children’s wardrobes for the Spring/Summer [...]

Pitti Immagine’s ‘The Male Portrait’ at La Rinascente

Pitti Immagine Uomo celebrates men’s style with their collaboration with La Rinascente near Piazza Repubblica. Hosted by the department store, the Male Portrait provides guests and customers with a new way of experiencing the excellence of today’s menswear through online and in-store style edits, digital imagery and Pitti-inspired window displays. The campaign, which runs until March 8, further symbolizes the ways in which fashion institutions have had to reevaluate and reconstruct how fashion [...]

‘Apritimoda’: Free Visits to Fashion Workshops

It is no secret that Italian artisan goods undergo a significant process from conception to production with immense care for quality assurance. This weekend, thanks to “Apritimoda,” the public will be able to access workshops owned by fashion companies known for their craftsmanship and Made in Italy brands – a testament to the level of creativity and skill put forth by working under such an elevated standard that strives for nothing short of [...]

‘Fierucola della Lana’ 2019: Weavers, Wool & Organic Products

La Fierucola will be back in Piazza della Santissima Annunziata to host skilled weavers, and producers of  organic products on November 2 – 3 (9 am to 7 pm), also showcasing the region’s artisans. This edition, called the Fiera della Lana di San Martino, has been held since the 14th century. The fair this year will be focusing on the small, local farms with that breed free range sheep, goats, and cattle that [...]

Discovering Florence’s 2019 ‘Fragrance Paths’

An exclusive event for the elite of the perfume industry has taken to the streets, and will fill Florence with its intoxicating fragrances from September 13 – 15.  Perfume designers, curators, connoisseurs and aficionados will convene in Florence for the 2019 installment of Pitti Fragranze, a three-day cosmetic industry exhibition scheduled from Friday to Sunday at the Stazione Leopolda. While the trade show itself is open only to buyer and the press, residents [...]