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XIII Blue-White Medieval Festival – Dates: 23.24.25-30.31 May and 1.2 in June 2014.

XIII Blue-White Medieval Festival – Dates: 23.24.25-30.31 May and 1.2 in June 2014.

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The Medieval Festival White Blue Castiglion Fiorentino (AR) has become one of the most established in the panorama of initiatives of this kind central Italy and beyond, given that originally was supposed to have a very short life, born as it was only for celebrate the first 20 years of the Gruppo Storico Musici and Sbandieratori “Il Cassero”, in these early years of his life showed a sensational and continuous increasing of acclaim and audience, managing to lead to the foot of the majestic Tower of the Cassero several thousand visitors in the 6-7 days that usually consists of between the last weekend of May and June 1.

Right from the start, the beautiful scenery of Piazzale Feast of the Fortress has given an undeniable touch of magic go up to Cassero especially after sunset, between taverns and in the middle various shows offered for free to all visitors, is something really reconciles themselves and with the world. The taverns are staged with a wealth taking care of the details, the costumes of the more than 100 rionali that allow the realization contribute to experience the sensation of a dip back in time. In addition to the most talented street artists coming from other nations, the dishes offered to the public – related to tasty food and wine tradition of the Val di Chiana and fully realized “on the spot” – the protagonists are increasingly acknowledged to, and you like the show.

Admission is free.

Contacts
Tel: 3317972504 (Rione Cassero Castiglion Fiorentino AR)

Email: info@festamedievale.it

Site: www.festamedievale.it

Sports, exhibitions and cultural events. These are the ingredients for the next weekend in Castiglion Fiorentino.

Sports, exhibitions and cultural events. These are the ingredients for the next weekend in Castiglion Fiorentino.

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Sunday, January 26, 2014 in Castiglion Fiorentino returns the “Mostra Scambio di cose vecchie e usate”, which offers the opportunity to “discover” crafts and antiques, the “stand” of exhibitors, distributed throughout Italy Corso to Piazza del Comune .

This month, the event is accompanied by an appointment at the Archaeological Museum – Praetorian Palace with “LiberaMente – Regalati del Tempo” – Interview with authors, book presentations and tasting a good cup of tea and cakes and the sporting event “4th Ronda Ghibellina – Winter Trail Marathon” which involves over 400 athletes and the Italian National Trail Running.

Even on a Sunday full of initiatives and proposals that will surely offer a different good opportunity to visit Castiglion Fiorentino.

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Ronda Ghibellina: the program. Saturday at 15 is expected to control material and collect race.

Ronda Ghibellina: the program. Saturday at 15 is expected to control material and collect race.

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Ronda Ghibellina – The Program

Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the Sports Palace F.Meoni
From 15.00 to 19.30 – control material and collect race .
From 19.30 – pasta party beginning .
From 21.00 – early pre-race briefing
From 22.30 – the gym is available for those staying with sleeping bags .

N.B. You do not deliver race numbers and kits in the morning of Sunday, except in special cases agreed with the organization.

Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the Sports Palace F.Meoni
06.00 pm – early breakfast.
From 07.00 – start punching athletes
At 08:00 – START.
Around 09.30 am – early arrival athletes.
From 11.00 – beginning of the awards ceremony short races .
From 13.30 – start of the third period .
From 15.00 – start long race awards ceremony .
At 17.00 hours – end times out and end the race.

To use the pasta party the evening and morning breakfast , you will be provided with a special coupon.
Throughout the event will feature food and wine stands with typical products and more.

Ronda Ghibellina: at the start of world champions. For the first time present the Italian National Team.

Ronda Ghibellina: at the start of world champions. For the first time present the Italian National Team.

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Ronda Ghibellina

Francesca Canepa, Oscar-winning national trial, Emelie Forseberg, best international trailer, Cecilia Mora (World Champion 2009) and Maria Chiara Parigi (vice-champion of the world, 2013) are just some of the names of the international stars who will participate in Ronda Ghibellina, the Trial run of the program in Castiglion Fiorentino in the next 25 and 26 January. They have already confirmed their participation as four queens of sport. Two are from the Salomon team I act, and two by the Technical Team. Also featured will be the winners of G.P. Jute Ultratrail. A parterre female star, then, that will make the event castiglionese only one of its gender. All this was announced this morning during a press conference which was held at Palazzo San Michele. Present Mayor Sergio Fabianelli and councilors of the municipality of Castiglion Fiorentino Guido Albucci and Rossano Gallorini. Stefania Crott, President of Pro Loco, Massimo Bennati, President GECO, Alessandro Pierozzi, Coordinator of the VAB section Castiglion Fiorentino and Remo Castellani and Renato Menci ASD Ronda Ghibellina.”Congratulations – said Sergio Fabianelli – the organization that has made a great event.” “An important event – has added Guido Albucci – that enhances the synergy between the associations.” “With pleasure we work – he said Stefania Crott – with an event that promotes the entire territory.” Even for Massimo Bennati “the event brings out a unique territory of its kind.”

For the Ghibelline Ronda 2014 is that qualitative leap, the growth that has long sought the organizers. And given the results seems to have hit the target. “La Ronda – they said in unison Renato Menci and Remo Castellani – is part of the Grand Prix JUTE Ultratrail 2014.” But that’s not all. “It will, in fact, assigned – they continue – a point for the UTMB 20, qualifying for the 2014. The Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, which takes place on the three slopes of Mont Blanc, one French, one Italian and one Swiss. “In this important new addition the real cherry on the cake. For the first time the Italian national team will be present in Castiglion Fiorentino. For the blue team, twenty athletes, this is the first meeting of the year but for the country and above all for the event is a big recognition that the Italian Athletics Federation has given to the Association Ronda Ghibelline. It’s only been three editions of the event before daring but the hard work, the passion with which it was built the event is gaining converts all over Italy and beyond. “We thank everyone who every year help us to organize this exciting adventure – have argued – starting, of course, the Running ASD Ronda Gibellina, Castiglionesi Organized by the Group Walkers, volunteers VAB and this year the Historical Group and flag-waving of Castiglion Fiorentino”. An army of volunteers who work indefatigably all year to make the sporting event. The days of the Merla, traditionally considered to be the coldest winter, this year will be for the country of the Tower of the Fortress among the hottest and warm. Is already talk of 800 arrivals, including runners. About 300 more than last year. For a weekend, then, the country will become the navel of the world’s Trial. Everyone will enjoy a unique and inspiring. Starting from the name of the event. Ghibellina, because Castiglion Fiorentino between the 12th and the 14th century in the struggle for supremacy between the papacy and the emperor had brightened with the latter becoming, among other things, one of the most Ghibelline in Italy. Ronda, because the circuit along the ridge all the beautiful Valle di Chio. And then the enhancement of food and wine of the region. “It ‘s always been our goal – added – to promote the territory and its resources through the tourist-gastronomic event”. At the Sports Palace, the heart of Ronda, will be set up booths of local producers. “We will try to give a strong impression – they said – to leave a lasting impression on all participants in the race.” That’s, like last year, the athletes will be honored with mugs depicting the symbol of Ronda Ghibellina. Both the statues that the trophies of Ronda were made by the artist castiglionese Andrea Roggi  as well as a sculpture made by my colleague, always Castiglione, Giuseppe Dorgioni. There are three distances over which athletes will compete. The RONDA ASSASSINA the first, shorter, a little more than 13 kilometers. The second distance, RONDA VALLIGIANA, about 27 miles, will be half on the ridges north of the Val di Chio and the rest of the path of the hillside, touching all the small villages and ancient ruins foothill of the right side valligiano. The last the 43 km, the distance queen, the marathon, the RONDA GHIBELLINA. All the peaks of the Val di Chio will be explored, as a sort of guard round for this old suburbs, the athletes will be able to touch all the extreme points of the town Ghibelline, by the ruins of the castle of Mount Corneta, the church of Larniano, the picturesque houses Ranchetto. The vital support of the athletes in the race, will be guaranteed by numerous and adequate refreshments, security will be edited by 4×4 vehicles and motorcycles, but also to control locations and assistance all connected by radio with the operations center at the arrival. “There are 37 checkpoints – said Alessandro Pierozzi – which will provide relief to all participants.”

LiberaMente – Give yourself the time 
. Event created by the Public Library of Castiglion Fiorentino 
 
 
 
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LiberaMente – Give yourself the time 
. Event created by the Public Library of Castiglion Fiorentino 
 
 
 
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Starting from January 26 every Sunday from 16.30 to 19.30 are is provision for literary meetings at the Archaeological Museum of Palazzo Pretorio. At the end tasting tea and cakes.

It starts, as mentioned, Sunday, January 26th with  Stefano Nocentini and Giovanni Brozzi authors of “L’eroe dimenticato”.

Sunday, February 9 Professor Nicola Caldarone with his latest work “La memoria di Giano”.

Sunday, February 23 Wanda Bernardini “Come nascevano i bambini”.

Sunday, March 9th Angelo Tanganelli with “Fuoco Fiato Fiasco”. Sunday, March 23 Piero Rossi “Frammenti di un’altra vita” and finally the last meeting is scheduled for Sunday, April 13 Maria Grazia Fiondo with “Andrea”.
For info: Cultural and Educational Institution Castiglionese – 0575 659457 – www.icec-cf.it
Proloco Castiglion Fiorentino – 0575 658278 – www.prolococastiglionfiorentino.it

At the primary school of Santa Cristina and Simone Crocchi the “Castiglione Award 2013.”

At the primary school of Santa Cristina and Simone Crocchi the “Castiglione Award 2013.”

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Artistic nativity scenes

The primary school of Santa Cristina with the work “Prese-Pet” and Simone Crocchi with his son David with the opera “Christmas Village with Grotta Azzurra” are the winners of the second contest “Presepi Artistici” organized by the Association of Tour Operators Castiglion Fiorentino. Simone Crocchi is an encore since last he had already won the sculpture by Lucio Minigrilli. “I did not expect – he said hugging her son David – I’m really happy.” Surprised teachers of the Primary School of Santa Cristina. “The idea – said the master Paolo Serafini – was born a little for fun and if you want a little’ bet: give new life to an empty bottle, that is one difference. And given the success I think we succeeded.” ”A praise – said the President of the Comprehensive ‘City of Castiglion Fiorentino’ Giovanna Fabianelli – all teachers and all the guys who created the work. The event was a just and good opportunity to rediscover the values of the community. ”  The awards were held yesterday afternoon in the Chiesa degli Scolopi in front of a large audience. Many children present along with many parents, but there were so many ordinary people especially intrigued by the initiative. The event, in fact, has achieved a great success. From December 22, the day of the inauguration, to January 6, more than 1,000 people have crossed the threshold of the Chiesa degli Scolopi. On Sunday, December 29, there was a peak with 350 visitors.  Everyone wanted to leave a little comment in the “Guest Book”. “Congratulations for the originality and beauty of these cribs!” wrote Ms. Cristina. “They really feel the true essence of Christmas!” said Franco. “Beautiful and original … congratulations to everyone!” claimed Sonia. “It ‘a concrete demonstration – said Lidia Castellucci President AOTC – That even small and simple initiatives like this can seduce visitors thus transforming the country into a center of attraction for young and old. Sure, the road is still long, but if we take all the same way I think that the goal can be achieved! “ 712 votes collected. As mentioned, the winners were in the category of hobbyists Simone and Davide Crocchi while in the category Educational Institutions Primary School in Santa Cristina. In second place for the hobbyist category were placed Marco and Teresa Cavallucci while Massimo Benigni won the third place. For the category Educational Institutions are second class E  second middle school “Dante Alighieri”, the third class B always second middle school. At the end of the awards was held auction pro Comprehensive School “City of Castiglion Fiorentino.” The proceeds will be used to support the project “Face to Faith”. This is a special platform for schools created by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation www.tonyblairfaithfoundation.org “At this time – said the Dean Fabianelli – the school needs the help of everyone. We have many projects in the pipeline but only with the active collaboration between public and private actors can achieve them.”  Filed in accordance with the “Artistic Nativity” the Association is already working to implement some of the projects that will animate the territory. “It ‘s too early to make them public – said Lidia Castellucci – but in the meantime I can say that the various initiatives undertaken last year as ‘Art in Castiglioni’ which was attended by the children of the Art School of Arezzo or collaboration with associations continue” . 2014 will therefore be a challenging year but it certainly will give much satisfaction to both partners dell’AOTC that the whole country.

Competition “Artistic Nativity.” Awarding of prizes: Monday, January 6, at 16 Church Scolopi.

Competition “Artistic Nativity.” Awarding of prizes: Monday, January 6, at 16 Church Scolopi.

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A few more days and we will know the names of the winners of the second contest ‘Cribs Artistic “organized by the Association of Tour Operators Castiglion Fiorentino. The event is scheduled for next Monday, Jan. 6, Epiphany, at 16 at the Church of the Scolopi. Trepidation, therefore, for the many “competitors” who have ventured into this new evidence. It is many hobbyists but also of many young students attending the Institute Comprehensive “City of Castiglion Fiorentino.”

And it is precisely for the Institute that this year’s competition presents the most interesting news. Immediately after the award ceremony will be auctioned off the work of the boys and the proceeds will go to the school. Protagonist of the evening Enzo Nanni, showman known throughout the territory.

“We continue on our journey – Lidia Castellucci says President AOTC – Actively participating in the many activities that enliven our country. We believe that only with the active collaboration we can create that system is the basis of all active civil society and responsible. Only by making the network before the country can support and then push the economy both locally and nationwide! “

The second contest “Artistic Nativity” got underway last December 22 and since then every day there were hundreds of votes. “This year – continues Castellucci – we introduced the jury, an innovation that has enjoyed very much success. The urn is overflowing with slip of paper and all of us are really curious. I wonder what will be the response! “

For those wishing to vote no time until Sunday, January 5 at 18. The exhibition is, however, open every afternoon from 17 to 19. Meanwhile, the Association looks to the future. On the agenda there are already so many red circles, each of which indicates a new project. “We have many initiatives in the pipeline – said the President of the Association – which surely will bring benefit to all the territory.” Will therefore a challenging 2014 and definitely full of satisfaction.

At the start the second edition of “Presepi Artistici” Award Castiglione 2013.

At the start the second edition of “Presepi Artistici” Award Castiglione 2013.

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All ready for the inauguration of second contest “Presepi Artistici” Castiglione Award 2013 organized by the Association of Tour Operators Castiglion Fiorentino. The event is scheduled for next Sunday, December 22, 17 pm at the Chiesa degli  Scolopi long Course Italy, in Castiglion Fiorentino.

Several news for this new edition. The first, perhaps the most important and interesting, is addressed to the Institute Comprehensive “Dante Alighieri”. On January 6, at 16, also the day of the proclamation of the winners, will be auctioned the work done by the students of the Institute to fund the project “Face to Faith”. This is a special platform for schools created by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation (www.tonyblairfaithfoundation.org) for racial integration, especially the religious one.

The second novelty is that the jury will have the task of evaluating the works in competition. In practice, those who visit the exhibition “Artistic Nativity” will have the opportunity to express their preference. In this way, whoever gets the most votes will win. “We thought – says Lidia Castellucci President AOTC – That the contest he could be a great tool to involve an increasing number of Castiglione. It will be our ‘cue ball’ but we think that just making the system even through small initiatives like this, Castiglion Fiorentino may have to the overall development that is the foundation of every successful economy! “

Three sections in the race: artists, hobbyists, and educational institutions . At first classified the “Prize Castiglione”, the work that is created by the Association castiglionese Lucio Minigrilli.

“perCorso d’Arte” exhibitions of artists in the exhibition spaces of the historic center of Castiglion Fiorentino.

“perCorso d’Arte” exhibitions of artists in the exhibition spaces of the historic center of Castiglion Fiorentino.

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“perCorso d’Arte”

 

Within the celebrations for the Christmas period, the Association Pro Loco reproposes, given the success of last year, “perCorso d’Arte”, exhibition of contemporary artists who present their works in the exhibition spaces of the historic center.

Painters, sculptors and photographers offer different themes and images made with different techniques, but all toghether the desire and the ability to “tell” and “tell” the truth.

And so it switches from the rich and varied production of ceramics and bronzes by Thomas Musarra the atmosphere of safe visual and emotional impact of the exhibition “The Language of Flowers” by Daniela Refoni, and the painting of Franca Livi Limoni   that “turns on the lights in the rooms Foundation Ad Sidera “.

Places of daily life are described by Domenico Sestini in the exhibition “Paesaggi e dintorni di Castiglion Fiorentino” and Alberto Blacks who presents the exhibition “Nei borghi fra…lucie colori”, with an interesting look at and sophisticated in the world that surrounds him.

And the “peasant” that belongs to our earth is told by the Roman Brogi through his works in wood, small reproductions of furniture and objects of a world and a collective memory.

With an extremely modern and experimental exhibition “Temporary Spaces” features 5 artists / photographers with different backgrounds and use of media: Luca Bisaccioni  with a series of works Action Painting, Lorenzo Magistrato with a photographic reportage on the actor Filippo Scarafia, Caterina Mercurio with the the series entitled “Reflections”, Simone Padelli with photographic images of the “India” and “Dialectical Metropolis” and Marco Caterini with the photographic project “Industrial Estate”.

The Association Pro Loco, always attentive to the development of our city, with great pleasure to welcome the presence of artists who want to make “accessible” their work, through the historical center with events such as “PerCorso d’Arte”  is revitalized by recovering its original meaning .

In this sense, the Pro Loco profoundly and heartily thank the owners of the exhibition space made available to, gentlemen Mascagni, Gallorini, Sereni, Banelli, Mariani, Lorenzetti.

And in the Wineries of the House Lorenzetti has also housed, organized by the Association “Solidarietà in Buone Mani” exhibition of nativity scenes made from various materials and original, from various parts of the world, bearing witness to the presence and work of the Association.

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Solidarty Tea: the appointment for Sunday, December 15 This is the first event of the project “Face to Faith”.

Solidarty Tea: the appointment for Sunday, December 15 This is the first event of the project “Face to Faith”.

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The Comprehensive School “City of Castiglion Fiorentino” is the protagonist for some years already of the project “FACE TO FAITH”, which aims to promotion of intercultural dialogue among peoples around the world.

The project, which is headed by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, takes students from every continent, religions and cultures relate to one another through digital technology, to meet in a spirit of openness aware that collaborate and share ideas, respect for every identity, it can really make a difference.

The project is divided into various phases of work which will be appropriately documented and placed on the platform on the international circuit. This program is fact followed by 19 countries: Australia, Canada, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Kosovo, Ukraine and USA.

In our town of Castiglion Fiorentino, the first event of the project will take place on Sunday, December 15th at the Palestra Scolopi Course in Italy and is the “SolidaryTea.”

It starts at 10:00 with the bake sale and a flea market in collaboration with the local Caritas and UNICEF in the Gym Scolopi, at 16.00 in the Town Square there will be a performance by the History Group of flag-waving while in Castiglion Fiorentino Palestra  will continue the market and we might warm up with a cup of fragrant “SolidaryTea.”

To the creation and care of this event, which involves the students and teachers of the Secondary School of First Instance, has contributed in an important way and generous, the Parents Committee of the Comprehensive.

The next phases of the project they will see a December 18 conference that will be held the assembly room of the City of Castiglion Fiorentino, for a discussion and debate on topics relating to the protection of human rights. On this occasion there will be speakers and ministerial inspectors. The third step, at a date yet to be determined, will feature the children of the third class that will hold an video conference with a class of a school in a distant part of the world.

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