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According to the literary competition Acute: “Think global, act local ‘.

According to the literary competition Acute: “Think global, act local ‘.

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After the success of the first edition, the Cultural Circle-liberal “Hawkwood” of Castiglion Fiorentino returns to the literary competition “Hawkwood” dedicated to high school students of Arezzo’s Valdichiana and non-professional writers. The contest will award the best works on the theme “think global, act local” theme more relevant than ever at a time when we are witnessing the dialectic between globalization on the one hand, and strong pushes local interests on the other. As the award ceremony and at the same time the final moment of the initiative is planned for Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 17 a conference at the municipal theater of Castiglion Fiorentino, with the participation, as well as influential personalities of the local culture, even Renzo Guolo, professor of sociology at the University of Padua, and the Israeli ambassador in Italy Naor Gilon. After the well-known journalist Massimo Fini, therefore, come to Castiglion Fiorentino two other distinguished guests for an interesting debate on current issues and international politics, and whose detailed program will be announced shortly. The prize money provided for the 2nd Literary Contest “Hawkwood” consists of two trips to Israel, to be carried out in July, and six pounds of books. Will be awarded to the top four processed in each category student section and section writers in progress. Entries can be in the form of a story, poem, newspaper article or topic, and must be a maximum length of two pages of text (3,600 characters excluding spaces) and should be sent to the email address circolo.lacuto @ gmail.com no later than March 30, 2013, with the subject “think global act local” and the name of the competitor. The best works will be selected by a panel of jury consisting of journalists and local cultural operators. For more information, please refer to the official announcement of the literary competition to the Facebook page “Hawk-Circle” by clicking on the section information.

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(Italiano) A.O.T.C. presente alla terza edizione della manifestazione sportiva Ronda Ghibellina

(Italiano) A.O.T.C. presente alla terza edizione della manifestazione sportiva Ronda Ghibellina

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(Italiano) 3a Edizione della Ronda Ghibellina

(Italiano) 3a Edizione della Ronda Ghibellina

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Stand at the Sports brochure with facilities and food and wine.

Stand at the Sports brochure with facilities and food and wine.

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Filed the first edition of “Cribs Artistic” won by sculptor Alberto Bruni, section artists, and Simone Crocchi, section hobbyists, the Association Tour Operators already thinking about the next appointment in calendar, sunday January 27, in Castiglion Fiorentino. This is the third edition of the sporting event “Ronda Ghibellina Trial” organized by the Association and each year attracts many fans of this kind of sport. To 3 percosi (Ronda Ghibellina 43 km, Ronda Valligiana 27 km and Ronda Assassina 13 km) have already signed up nearly 400 “runners”. “Castiglion Fiorentino – Lidia Castellucci says President A.O.T.C. – also needs these events is to boost the local economy at this time stalled for the economic crisis to promote our artistic and historical treasures. ” The event, in fact, offers many opportunities to become better acquainted with the country. From the naturalistic with walks through the picturesque medieval towns and ending with the most “living” with the tasting of wine and food products of the place. And just to confirm the spirit of the association, which is to enhance the whole, the A.O.T.C. helped the organizers in the management of people. “The first task that we have undertaken as a partnership – continues Castellucci – was to promote the territory and resources tourism and gastronomic resources. We think that just doing the whole system can revive local production sector. ” The A.O.T.C. also during the event will be present inside the Sports Hall with a stand. Visitors will be able to view the brochure and the accommodations that meet the food and wine farms. “Over the years, the tourism and hospitality – said Lidia Castellucci President of Tour Operators – has carved out an important role in the local production scenario. Tourism is not just about people who spend a few days holiday in hotels or cottages. But it means also and above all new job opportunities for our young people. Only a month ago we signed an agreement with the institution ‘Giovanni da Castiglione’ which provides training for young students in companies and associations in the region. Support and encourage these initiatives is therefore necessary for the economic well-being of Castiglion Fiorentino”.

 

(Italiano) Alberto Bruni e Simone Crocchi vincono il “Premio Castiglione”

(Italiano) Alberto Bruni e Simone Crocchi vincono il “Premio Castiglione”

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Enzo Scatragli deliver the prize “Castiglione”, created by the artist Minigrilli.

Enzo Scatragli deliver the prize “Castiglione”, created by the artist Minigrilli.

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Here we go. Tomorrow afternoon at 16:30 to the Church Scolopi Corso Italy, you will know the names of the winners of the “Premio Castiglione.” This is the first contest of “Cribs Artistic” organized by the Association of Tour Operators Castiglion Fiorentino. Presenting the trophy created by the artist Lucio Minigrilli a jury of all respect. Starting from the nationally acclaimed sculptor Enzo Scatragli. With him Albucci Guido, Department of Culture of the town of Castiglion Fiorentino and Don Marcello Colcelli, pastor of the Collegiate Church. Will be awarded trophies but also the certificates of participation. All, in essence, will be awarded. Many cribs enrolled in both categories hobbyists and professionals. And a lot of the cribs that also come from the surrounding areas. There is talk of the near Cortona but also far Valdarno. The challenge game a couple of weeks ago, therefore, will end tomorrow afternoon. The appointment is for 16.30 on the Church of the Piarists Corso Italy Castiglion Fiorentino. We wait.

E ‘match the challenge for the first Competition “Cribs Artistic” dell’AOTC

E ‘match the challenge for the first Competition “Cribs Artistic” dell’AOTC

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With a simple ceremony but very suggestive Saturday afternoon kicked off the first contest of “Cribs Artistic” organized by Tour Operators of Castiglion Fiorentino. “Thank you for coming – said Lidia Castellucci President AOTC – This initiative, we are sure, will be the first of a long series. Our aim is to actively contribute to the social life of the country. Only by doing system between agencies, associations and civil society Castiglion Fiorentino become a country even more vital. ” In the opening day of the exhibition was visited by dozens of people. Many young people, perhaps curious to see how she was set up the gymnasium of their school, but also many families with their little children. Moreover, the curiosity was so great. And artists and hobbyists who participated in the competition were really indulged. As Andrea Roggi that summed up the nativity in an olive tree, truly amazing. But there are also those who, like Sara Rapini, adopted the technique of riclico. A crib made with corks. Equally surprising. And then there are the cribs that follow classical iconography. And also in this case were able to impress all present. There is a crib Alberto Bruni made entirely with stone, is one of the Neapolitan tradition, there are those derived from tree trunks and those built with plaster and moss. So there is something for all tastes. Saturday was also the day of the “Premio Castiglione” The work of artist Lucio Minigrilli. It was shown for the first time and you can see it throughout the event. On 6 January, then, to 16.30 directly from the hands of the master Enzo Scatragli, archpriest of the Collegiate Church of the Cultural and Colcelli Marcello Guido Albucci will be awarded to the winners of the two categories. Admission is free and the exhibition will be open on 26, 29 and December 30, January 5 and 6 from 10 to 12 and from 16 to 18.30. And the game, then, is the challenge of the most beautiful crib … may the best win!

Saturday 17 ribbon cutting of the first contest Artistic Nativity

Saturday 17 ribbon cutting of the first contest Artistic Nativity

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In the first edition of the competition of “Cribs Artistic” organized by Tour Operators of Castiglion Fiorentino. Tomorrow afternoon at 17 at the Church of the Piarists, Corso Italy, is scheduled to open, while in the afternoon of Sunday, January 6, at 16.30, will take the award. The winners will receive the prize “Castiglione”, created by the artist Lucio Minigrilli, directly from the hands of the sculptor of national reputation Enzo Scatragli. Along with Scatragli in the jury Guido Albucci, councilor for culture of the country of the tower of the keep, and Don Marcello Colcelli, archpriest of the Collegiate Church. “Here they are different inscriptions – Lidia Castellucci says President AOTC – Some of them from neighboring countries. Sign that the initiative has enjoyed. “The magic of Christmas with its colors fascinates children and adults alike. So much so that in every house, every year, is set up a nativity scene. Some are small and rudimentary, others are really impressive and super-technological. But all, without exception, want to tell the magical event that changed the history of mankind. This atmosphere will be able to relive it, during the holiday season, in the Church of the Piarists where hobbyists and professionals have exhibited their works. Admission is free and the exhibition will be open on 22, 23, 24, 26, 29 and December 30, January 5 and 6 from 10 to 12 and from 16 to 18.30.

Training placements in companies Tour Operators Association of Castiglion Fiorentino

Training placements in companies Tour Operators Association of Castiglion Fiorentino

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Now it is a fact that Italy is going through a period of deep economic crisis is structural. And the recovery but now this is a fact, it starts with the work but also and above all from the formation. Investing in people is fundamental for global growth strategies. It is from here that kicks off the project signed this morning by the Institute “Giovanni da Castiglione,” Tour Operators Association and the Pro Loco di Castiglion Fiorentino. “For the first time, and maybe we’re one of the first Italian high schools – says Angelo Maccarini Dean of ‘Giovanni da Castiglione’ – open the doors to the area and especially the world of work. This is an experience that one side will motivate young people in their education and help other organizations and associations in the development of the country. ” 40 students of the third classes L and M that will be involved in the new training. The tourism sector will be one of the most vital and fundamental for economic growth districts of the territory. The training, which will be held during the spring and summer, they have a dual purpose.

On the one hand, students can deepen their knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom and on the other businesses and organizations will be able to offer a better service to its customers. In this way, the welcome and hospitality in the territory in accommodation of foreign tourists and not only improve greatly. And why not meet the “work”, in the future, you might as well turn into a real job. “The intention - says Lidia Castellucci President AOTC – I was immediately impressed. The guys actually understand what it means to receive a tourist in a hotel. We, moreover, affriamo a real work experience that one day, why not, it could turn into a real job. ” “We are very pleased to begin this adventure with you – Stefania Crott President of the Pro Loco – together we will be the reception of the tourist but also the management of the events that characterize every year in the spring and summer of Castiglion Fiorentino.” Overall, each intern will be working 30 hours. The days and times will be set according to the needs of various companies and organizations participating in the initiative. “We think – said Guido Albucci Department of Culture of the city of Castiglion Fiorentino – that tourism is a vital component for the progress and development of our country so that all actions aimed at enhancing the sector that can not be shared. Indeed, it is our intention to extend this type of collaboration. And it is for this reason that we believe that Castiglion Fiorentino has absolutely no need of you. ” In a time of crisis stagnant, therefore, where the ranks of the unemployed are becoming increasingly long there are those who decide to stake everything on young people and their education and job training. The far-sighted choice they made the Institute “Giovanni da Castiglione” that has implemented educational policies of excellence and the AOTC and Pro Loco di Castiglion Fiorentino who accepted willingly the initiative. And today in the place where 69 years ago blew air of destruction and misery, December 19, 1943 Castiglion Fiorentino suffered a disastrous bombing, there is an air of culture

Living Nativity in Castiglion Fiorentino December 26 and January 6

Living Nativity in Castiglion Fiorentino December 26 and January 6

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The Living Nativity is an event that often allows to grasp, beyond the indisputable religious value, significant aspects of popular local community that gathers the festive period to revive “the village” and renew a tradition ever felt and often very old. By the sacred representation we meditate on the mystery of the Nativity, to discover the true meaning of Christmas, while recovering and enhancing human resources and traditions of the area with the creation of environments that strengthen our cultural identity. And that’s why this year could not miss Castiglion Fiorentino the usual appointment with the Living Nativity: over two hundred listed enliven the square of the tower of the keep as a small country, with a path that will wind through the gate next to the Praetorian Palace up exit from the pitch of the Oratory of the keep where it will set up a refreshment.

We are waiting for December 26 and January 6 from 17.00 at the Piazzale del Cassero.

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