They are there for more than four hundred years to melt, engrave, carve, embed or decorate to fill with gold and silver worked MADIELLE of the Old Bridge.
It all began in 1593, when Grand Duke Ferdinando I de ‘Medici decreed the transfer of goldsmiths, silversmiths and jewelers on the Ponte Vecchio in order to better control the correctness of the work of these artisans. Gold and silver was given the task of representing and increase the prestige and museums of Florence Municipal and then of the Renaissance in line with the understanding of the unity of the arts typical of the era.
Periods of crisis and difficulties are certainly not lacking, but the goldsmiths and silversmiths are still there, on the deck and in the surrounding streets, dispersed in many Microcomputers where he still works by hand according to ancient techniques to produce precious of all kinds, and d ‘every style, including the great masterpieces of silverware to chisel and graver than the windows of the old town and the Ponte Vecchio arouse universal admiration.
From February 6 to 15 Florence becomes sweet, in fact, back in the central Piazza Santa Maria Novella waiting Artisan Chocolate Fair with many activities and treats.
The event filled with aroma engaging the whole square with its exhibitors and demonstrations of chocolate for all visitors, many activities, games, and choreography. There will be many new features but also activities already tested, which were very welcome and will be then proposed again.
The 2015 edition however will be devoted to further develop the set goal of not just be only an exhibition but to become a real event where the argument chocolate is gutted to 360 °. The great phenomenon of food blogs, which have invaded the network of low cost simple and tasty recipes, go hand in hand with the advice and explanations of a nutritionist to uncover secrets and curiosity.
The Chocolate Fair crafts takes place February 6 to 15 in Piazza Santa Maria Novella.
The site is www.fieradelcioccolato.it