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Artisans and the Palace

Making straw objetcs at Artisans and the Palace, Florence. Courtesy of Artigianato e Palazzo

May 2009 (annual)
Hours: 10am-8.30pm
Telephone: +39 055 265 45 88
Fax: +39 055 265 45 90
Address: 58, sul Prato - 50123 Firenze
Link: Artigianato e Palazzo Website (Italian)
Artisans and the Palace, or Artigianato e Palazzo, is a three-day fair at Florence's Palazzo Corsini that displays work by traditional artisans from all over Europe.
During the fair the artisans prepare their stands as open-air workshops, where they demonstrate their skills in pottery, the making of straw hats and willow baskets, glass cutting, the techniques of restoring a tapestry or a precious piece of furniture, and more.

The great success of this exhibition is due to the fact that it is not just a fair or bazaar, but a continuous demonstration of the skills of each craftsman.

Guided tours of the garden are conducted throughout the three days and an open-air restaurant serves traditional Tuscan food, snacks and drinks.
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