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Chi vuol esser lieto sia… Traditional Florentine songs and taverns

Florence is famous all over the world for art and culture, but the tradition of its ancient taverns is less known. For this reason, an association of local sommeliers asked Martina to organize a special “stornellata” (singing moment) in the taverns involving a company of Florentine musicians.

Get ready because before going to the taverns we are with Martina and the whole company for rehearsals in Piazza Donati. Try to come even a little earlier to warm your voice and, if you have it, bring the book of the songs!

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Ragalna: City of the flavors and colors of Etna

The village of Ragalna, located at the foot of Etna, is unfortunately depopulating and the municipality is considering selling the houses for 1 euro to attract new inhabitants as it already happens in other parts of Italy.
The Ragalnesi are happy that the village can return to life, but they fear they could lose the historical and cultural roots of their territory. For this reason, only those who have successfully passed the examination at the end of the masterclass of acculturation in the Etnean village can become citizens of Ragalna.
And you? Are you ready for your new life in Sicily? Marina is waiting to help you take on this challenge!… Read More

The magic quadrate and the rebirth of Acquasanta

Siamo nelle Marche, comune di Acquasanta. Il terremoto è passato e le istituzioni del territorio hanno incaricato Valeria di coordinare alcuni soci dell’associazione “Mulattiere di Acquasanta” per dare una nuova immagina di rinascita del Comune e per evidenziare la voglia e l’impegno di vita nuova di tutti i cittadini.

Si tratta di una azione sociale molto importante per cui vieni con tutta la tua determinazione ad aiutare Valeria in questo compito, e promuovere la grande capacità di resilienza del popolo di questa terra meravigliosa.

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The Carnival of Sauris

The Saurian carnival is one of the most ancient and characteristic events of the village of Sauris and is open to all those who share its values. To participate in the next edition you can apply throughout the year but you have to know that you must pass a theoretical and practical examination in front of the appropriate commission of the cultural circle.

Do you want to get the approval of the cultural club to participate to the next carnival?
Submit your application in time and Lucia will assist you to help you play the role of an original saurian mask!

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Ancient stories of Venice among streets, shops and old proverbs

Pierluigi has recently established the association “Heritage of Venice” to preserve the ancient Venetian popular culture and, together with Monica, organizes thematic research on the past of Venice involving scholars, researchers, and fans of Venice who want to help spread the most authentic soul of this city.

Are you a “Venice Lover”? Do you want to contribute to keeping Venice’s value high?
Join the new expedition, Monica is waiting for you at Ca’ Dei Proverbi with the map of the mission.

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Celebrate the arrival of King Umberto I in Lecce among shops, palaces and banquets

In 1889, King Umberto I and Prime Minister Francesco Crispi came to Lecce to inaugurate some important monuments. To celebrate the memory of this historic event, the Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane asked Fabio to put together a group of passionate volunteers to coordinate the production of an article and the preparation of a commemorative aperitif.
Fabio is waiting for you in Piazza Carducci, bring all your motivation together with lots of curiosity and creativity.

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Your roman mosaic in Verona

The Archeonaute Association of Verona has recently managed the excavation of the wonderful Roman Villa of Valdonega where precious mosaics and rare frescoes are kept. Francesca, an expert archaeologist, was commissioned to coordinate a group of creative Roman culture enthusiasts to promote this historic place that is still so little known.
So, take part with all your ideas in the workshop for the creation of a series of promotional gadgets, but first of all, to give you a general view of Roman history in Verona, Francesca is waiting for you near Ponte Pietra
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Reveal the architecture of a hidden Venice

The American magazine Architectural Heritage Online has launched a call for those creatives who will want to grapple with the promotion of some gems of Venetian architecture that are little known and usually less frequented by tourists. Stefano, architect, draftsman and deep expert of Venice, is the coordinator of the project that will lead creatives to discover and document a precious and authentic Venice with the aim of publishing their original material on a special insert of the magazine.
Do you feel ready to participate in this unconventional call? Stefano is ready to welcome you tomorrow in Campo dei Frari with the participation kit.
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Festival of the Venetian Serenade, you are the protagonist!

Sergio, musician and author of Venetian songs, has just composed a wonderful love song about a serenade of two lovers in a gondola. The song would be perfect to be a candidate for the next Venetian Serenade Festival but musicians, singers and videomakers are needed to make the video trailer.
Can you sing or play an instrument and are you passionate about Venetian music? Sergio also needs you to record a good audition and run for the prestigious festival. So, don’t hold back! Sergio is waiting for you to take the score and then, everybody in a gondola!… Read More

Invitation to the Carnival Grand Ball

The Carnival Grand Ball in Venice is an exclusive party, which becomes even more special for guests who know the period dances, especially those of the ‘700, such as the fabulous Minuetto. And you, do you want to earn your invitation for the Grand Ball and better enjoy this experience? Rely in Monica, a Venetian DOC and expert in Venetian Carnival traditions: surely she can help you prepare yourself to receive the exclusive invitation. You will be amazing at the Grand Ball!
Monica is waiting for you to introduce you to the experts in the Ball and its traditions: dance masters and costume designers will transform you into an authentic Venetian nobleman of the ‘700.
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