The town of Greve in Chianti will host the 48th edition of the Expo Chianti Classico this September from the 6th-9th. Wine lovers from everywhere will descend on the town during these days to sample some of the best Chianti Classico that this territory is famous for, from more than 60 different wineries.
On Thursday, the festival starts at around 5 pm and finishes at 10 pm. Friday, from 11 am to 10 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 8 pm.
Upon arrival, buy a wine glass from the Segretaria (the price in 2017 was 10 euros). You will be given a ticket that allows you to taste up to eight of the wines offered at the stands.
Don’t forget that we can organise a private transfer to and from the event if you are staying with us during these days so don’t hesitate to ask us if you would like us to take care of the details.
For more details and the whole program visit the Event website : www.expochianticlassico.com
Happy Mother’s Day!
This Sunday in Italy we will celebrate Mother’s Day or more commonly known here as the Festa della Mamma! We at Palazzo Belfiore Apartments in Florence would like to wish all of the ‘belle Mamme’ a very Happy Mother’s Day.
Mother’s day in Italy was first celebrated in 1957 by Don Otello, a priest from the village of Tordibetto in Assisi. This day has now become part of our calendar and, as in many other countries, is celebrated on the second Sunday of May.
We all know how important ‘La Mamma’ is in Italy! In fact, Italy is a country where children (or should we say young adults) remain living with their parents for much longer than their peers in other parts of the world. The Mamma plays such an important role here and even with the evolution of the working woman, the Mamma is the glue that holds the whole family together. And it doesn’t stop when she becomes a Nonna either! The Italian Nonna usually becomes the child-care for the new generation of working mums!
We couldn’t think of a better city than Florence to celebrate this special day with your mother! It’s the perfect time to visit the many gardens that are in full bloom such as the Giardini Boboli, Bardini and Giardino delle Rose. After a wander around the gardens, express your love and thanks by taking your mother out for a brunch in one of the many well-known restaurants in the city so that she doesn’t have to cook for the family on this day dedicated to her. Take a relaxed passeggiata through centro, or visit an exhibition in one of the many galleries that Florence is famous for.
However you decide to spend Mother’s Day, we are sure that if you are in Florence it will certainly be one to remember!
We at Palazzo Belfiore would like to wish all of the Mamme a very Happy Mother’s Day.
The gorgeous photographs featured in this post are from one of the most beautiful Florists in the Oltrarno – Fiorile located at Via di Santo Spirito 26r.
PALAZZO BELFIORE APARTMENTS IN FLORENCE
VIA ROMANA IN FIORE
A Fun Floral Outdoor Festival in Florence
Take a stroll down Via Romana this Sunday 6th May and enjoy a local street festival filled with lots of entertainment for the whole family! The whole street will be decorated with flowers and overflowng with music, theatre, street art, photographic displays and even soccer tournaments!
From 3:00-7:00pm you can visit the secret wonder that is Giardino Corsi at number 38 of Via Romana. Normally closed to the public this private garden is not to be missed.
All residents and stores in Via Romana will take part in the competition, ‘Out of the Flowers’ which aims to involve all residents to landscape the road and so everyone will be out to show their best floral contribution! It was a huge success last year and so we are expecting bigger and better things from Via Romana in Fiore this year!