Sounds like a lot of fun. I love going to things like that.

 

Bagni di Lucca and Beyond

I attended the Mostra Internazionale dell’Artigianato at the amazing Fortezza da Basso. It was worth going just to see this wonderful collection of buildings in Florence. The ancient fort has been put to good use as an exhibition centre.

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At the entrance there were some delightful old photos of previous exhibitions in the centre. The Mostra has been going since 1931.

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There were hand made products from all over the world, but we concentrated on the Italian things. Ceramics were well represented.

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There was furniture.

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Some lovely doors.

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A kitchen I would love.

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There were cute animals in ceramic and wood.

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Some pretty umbrellas.

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And lots of things that didn’t look hand made at all, but I am not going to show you those.

Our favourite find was a delightful man from Sardinia who makes knives. He happily showed us his beautiful knives…and we had to buy…

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