There are a million reasons to visit Florence. Some will go for the delectable Tuscan flavors, the high fashion, or the natural beauty of the city. However, Italy has some undeniably tasty wine, and what better way to experience it than visiting Florence during one of the region’s many wine festivals?
Wine Town Firenze
The best way to taste the wines of Tuscany is with a visit to one of Florence’s fantastic festivals that bring the city streets to life each year. Wine Town Firenze held annually is certainly among the most popular festivals to experience a world of fine Italian wines with featured tastings across the many cobblestone piazzas of Florence.
The Italian Sommelier Association organizes Wine Town with festivities that go on for four whole days in September. Complete with 100 local wineries and a selection of quality wines, Wine Town Firenze also features outstanding theater performances and life musical entertainment right in the streets!
This is the perfect time to travel, since guests can also enjoy free admission when entering many of the great museums scattered throughout the city. The Wine Town Firenze events are held inside historic buildings that were once the homes of noble Florentine families in the early days. Palazzo Pitti, Palazzo Pavanzati and Palazzo Nofinito are just some of the few places to gather for entertainment and fun at Wine Town Firenze. Stay the whole week, in a vacation apartment found on GowithOh to get the best location.
ART- International Handcrafts Trade Fair
When it comes to the International Handcrafts Trade Fair held in Florence, the variety and quality of handmade art can’t be beat! The selection does not stop at trade posts of clothing, accessories and jewelry, and extends even further with silverware, furniture, beauty and health products. Traditional and progressive artworks from across the regions of Italy can be found on display.
But the best part absolutely has to be the food and wine that bring this dining experience to a whole new level. The International Handcrafts Trade Fair features the most delicate and delicious gastronomic delights that complete this festival for any food connoisseur. The authentic cuisine and genuine specialties harmonize well with a glass of luscious Tuscany vino. This particular festival can be found within Fortezza da Basso at the end of April this year.
Tuscan Sun Festival
The champion of all festivals, the Tuscan Sun Festival is known to draw the crowds into the streets with life music and lifestyle events. This annual festival held in Florence has been named one of the best summer arts festivals in Europe and hosts an array of events that light up the town with entertainment. Tuscan Sun this summer will be coupled with the film festival Tribeca Firenze, a recent film initiative in on the fun.
Visit the many art exhibitions and enjoy live music played in the evenings with talented international soloists and chamber orchestras at Teatro della Pergola. Sit back and listen to discussions with artists and readings by authors and literary figures. The fantastic culinary sessions throughout the weekend are the perfect way to get acquainted with Tuscan cuisine with top chefs and winemakers.
Learn cooking tips and tricks at sessions with Relais and Chateux chefs that offer a window into fine foods and cooking with wine. Let the warm summer breeze take you to a higher plane with Tai Chi, Pilates and Yoga lifestyle classes. Let the abundance of foods at the grand gala dinners create a spread of delectable charm coupled with local Tuscany wines to complete the perfect menu.