July 2012

July 2012

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Cerreto Guidi, (FI) - center 7-15 July 2012

Medicea is the Chianti DOCG Wine Market Exhibition that takes place in Cerreto Guidi
Now in its XXXIX edition, the event takes place all the days from 7 to 15 July 2012 with various initiatives related to wine and wine culture.
In particular, inside the event we point out Friday 13th July at 8.30 pm, in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II at the foot of the marvelous Medici Villa of Cerreto Guidi, the fifth appointment of the Medici Fork returns. Become a regular event for all those who want to spend an evening surrounded by greenery, discovering the typical flavors of the Tuscan tradition that this year will also see the legendary Florentine steak on the table. At 8.30 pm the usual journey to discover traditional dishes and local wines selected among the winners of the "Rubino Mediceo" wine competition, the pride of the Cerreto area, will begin.
The evening begins with bruschette, symbol of the Tuscan tradition, accompanied with Montalbano's Tuscan IGP white oil and garlic, but also vegetables, spices and legumes including beans, tomatoes, basil and peppers. It will then continue with tomato soup, paired with a young red wine and with ricotta ravioli and spinach garnished with rabbit sauce. The real novelty this year will be the Florentine steak, served with Montalbano Tuscan IGP oil flavored with rosemary and black pepper. Here the pairing will be a more full-bodied red wine. As a side dish a mixture of baked vegetables with aubergines, courgettes, peppers and potatoes. For dessert the English soup with vinsanto.
A mouth-watering menu offered for 25 euros for adults, while for children up to 12 years there is a reduction to 15 euros. There will be live music.
Reservation is appreciated. For information you can contact the Pro Loco of Cerreto Guidi on telephone number 0571/55671.

Villa Badia, Via Marconi 28 - Leno (Bs)5-8 July 2012

The Dominato Leonense Foundation presents:
FIERA DI SAN BENEDETTO. Art and organic flavors X EDITION
From 5 to 8 July the event is in Leno, in the province of Brescia, with the 10th edition of the Fiera di San Benedetto, an event dedicated to the biological and fair-trade world.
Cheeses, cured meats, jams, honeys and even clothes, cosmetics and household products are just some of the products that can be found in the colorful market of San Benedetto.
An event that, from the first edition, aims to encourage quality organic production, presenting concrete examples of products and activities in the agricultural and organic sector.
A conference, organized by the association of Lombard organic farmers "La Buona Terra", which will be held on Friday 6 July at 9 pm, will examine the important issue of the specificity and food values ​​of organic products compared to traditional ones.
Two exhibitions will also talk about music: in "The Violin and the art of violin making", with the collaboration of the Ass. AcuTo of Cremona, the luthier Philippe Devanneaux will recreate his lute-maker workshop, correlated by the splendid photographs of August Colombo. Furthermore the Ass. "Accademia del Gamber" will present the works, with a musical theme, of the students of the painting school.
For information
Dominato Leonense Foundation
Tel. 030-9038463
e.mail: [email protected]

Varese 14-15 July 2012

RE.SEED - Seeds of Creativity, promoted by the Department of Youth - Presidency of the Council of Ministers and by ANCI - National Association of Italian Municipalities, through a call for funding for "Youth Creativity". RE.SEED wants to be a project aimed at rethinking, by some "creative" young people, the gardens and green areas of some historic houses, but also of abandoned green spaces, which can thus buy new "sap". RE.SEED is therefore a green design project with a new, experimental, multidisciplinary and sustainable approach. The territorial area to which it refers is that of the Insubric area, a territory that has a significant presence of green areas, Italian gardens, Liberty villas; specifically, the green spaces that will be re-evaluated are the Mantegazza Park of the Castle of Masnago in Varese, the Garden of the Casa Morandi in Saronno and the Garden of the Valley in Cernobbio (CO). RE.SEED is aimed at creative young people aged 18 to 25, offering them a multidisciplinary training path that includes the world of music, video art, garden design and floriculture. THE SEMINARS, that is the training courses took place between February and April 2012 and ended with a residential weekend in a suggestive and immersed in nature, during which the knowledge of the Land Art and of the creative reading of the landscape was deepened , under the guidance of Roberto Conte (artist of ARTSELLA). To conclude this experience, the three redeveloped locations will host the events with which the works created by the artists will be presented. 14-15 July at the Mantegazza Park of the Castello di Masnago (Varese) info of the event at the link - section Re.seed Plenary moment and further opportunity to present the same will be on August 5th at the City Festival of Cernobbio. The Saronno event is scheduled for late September

Verbania Pallanza, June-July 2012

The genus Victoria, originating in the areas of the great river basins of South America (Rio Delle Amazzoni, Paranа), includes specimens with the largest dimensions of the water lily family. In the periods of greater vegetative activity of the plant (June-July) the leaves touch the two meters of diameter. In Europe it is cultivated as an annual species, sowing in January-February the characteristic spherical seeds the size of a pea.
(Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens Authority tel. 0323/556667

Verbania 13-15 July 2012

"Cactus Folies" is the market exhibition of succulent, rare or collectible plants hosted every year in the month of July in the splendid rooms of the nineteenth-century Villa Giulia of Verbania.
In the market section, numerous specialized nurseries display unique or rare specimens that can not only be admired but also purchased. The exhibition, on the other hand, presents the public with cacti of particular value, rarity and beauty coming from the private collections of the participating nurserymen from all over the world.
The event is attended by experts of the sector available to provide advice on the cultivation, care and correct identification of the plants. Every year during the event the best specimens presented by collectors or enthusiasts are awarded and numerous side events are offered such as photographic exhibitions or book presentations dedicated to succulent plants.
"Cactus Folies" represents an opportunity to admire the beauty and variety of plants on display and those on sale.
Admission is free.
For information:
Tel. +39 0323 503249
[email protected]