Castello in fiore – Flowers Market show | Vicopisano
Centro storico Vicopisano
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On Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May, the village of Vicopisano:, which has been awarded the Touring Club’s Orange Flag, will be transformed for the tenth year into an open-air garden, with flowers and greenery and tastings of typical products, with over 30 free events for all ages and tastes.
We would like to point out Rose al Camminamento (Roses on the Walk): an expanse of roses of every colour adorns the walk from the Torre del Soccorso up to the Rocca del Brunelleschi, a unique spectacle created by Medieval Festival in anticipation of its 25th anniversary festival on the first weekend in September.
A fair within the fair is Fiori d’Arancio, at Palazzo Pretorio and in the square in front, dedicated to brides and grooms. An exhibition of wedding professionals: bridal and ceremonial dress ateliers, make-up artists, photographers and videomakers, cake designers, florists, cigar&rum corner, vintage cars, children’s entertainment, musicians….
Balconi fioriti (Flowery Balconies) also requires residents of the municipality to decorate their balconies, windows, gardens, spaces and anything else that inspires creativity and imagination with flowers, plants and arrangements. The best arrangements will be judged by a jury and prizes awarded.
In the programme of events, all free of charge, many of which must be booked in advance, there are: walks, initiatives for children, guided tours of the beauty of the village and the surrounding area, Nordic and fitwalking, choirs, concerts, itinerant music in the streets of the village, book presentations, a ceramics festival, an itinerary of fragrances and colours at Villa Vajani, saddle christening, conferences, art and photography exhibitions, the itinerant exhibition “jewels in bloom, visits and tastings at the Vicopisano oil mill, exhibition of vehicles from the 1960s with live music, presentation of management and maintenance techniques for ornamental species, recognition of trees, assessment of their stability and defence from harmful organisms with eco-sustainable practices thanks to lecturers and student experts from the University of Pisa and much more.
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