The XVIth edition of the craftsmen fair ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO will be held the 14th – 15th and 16th of May in the Garden of Palazzo Corsini in Florence.
ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO is a three day exhibition of approximately 80 craftsmen who recreate their workshops in the beautiful historic formal italian garden and orangeries surrounded by hundreds of lemon trees and antique statues. In these “botteghe” the craftsmen will work and show their skill and secrets explaining ancient and preserved techniques of making bronze, wood, glass, iron, paper, marble or leather objects. This exhibition has been organized since 1995 by Neri Torrigiani and backed by the Princess Giorgiana Corsini with the purpose of promoting the ancient work of the artisans and to show as many guilds as possible from gold leafing to jewel making, from printing to pottery, from scents to hat making, from restoration of marble inlaid furniture to glass making.
For the first time ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO and the Horne Museum will organize special workshops where children and their parents can learn the techniques of engraving, “cesello” on silver and jewellery making. This event will be run free of charge on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of May from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.