The annual appointment with Telefisco is back. This convention organised by “L’esperto risponde – Il Sole 24 Ore” and devoted to tax news concerning the budget package, will take place at the Auditorium of Palazzo dei Congressi on Thursday, 31st January 2019.

The convention programme features 14 live reports from authors writing for Il Sole 24 Ore newspaper on all the most important tax themes – from “fiscal peace” to electronic invoicing, and from the extension of the flat-rate scheme to corporate income amendments (loss carry-forward, the elimination of ACE (Allowance for Corporate Equity), increased depreciations). Reports will be preceded by an initial talk show, which will see the participation, among others, of Fabio Tamburini, Director of Il Sole 24 Ore, Antonino Maggiore, Director of the Italian Internal Revenue Service, and Massimo Miani, President of the National Council of Certified Public Accountants and Expert Auditors.

During the day, the IRS, the Finance Department and the GdF (Guardia di Finanza) will answer the questions asked live by experts and by the audience.



Pitti Filati no.84 – the international reference event in the knitting yarn industry – is open from 23rd to 25th January 2019 at the Fortezza da Basso. During this edition, all spotlights will be on the Spring-Summer 2020 world preview of knitting yarn collections.

Featuring a fresh and dynamic layout under the aegis of ongoing research and experimentation, this Fair presents the knitting yarns excellence on an international scale to an audience composed of top buyers coming from all over the world and designers from the most prestigious fashion houses. The programme will feature many sections and different events – from the Spazio Ricerca (Research Space) theme honouring sports, to Far East and sub-cultures, in addition to an area devoted to knitwear talents with a Fashion Show by the CKD Master organized by Accademia Costume & Moda and Modateca Deanna, and the Knitclub area, highlighting the most qualitative knitwear factories on the lower floor of the central pavilion.

At the same time, the Cavaniglia Pavilion will stage the VINTAGE SELECTION no.33 exhibition, a reference show for vintage clothes, accessories and design objects, once again confirming the close synergy with Pitti Filati and its extremely specialised audience.


Full of charm and exciting contents, the new edition of Pitti Bimbo opens on Thursday, 17th January at the Fortezza da Basso, with 553 childrenswear collections (62% of which coming from abroad) and 152 new brands participating, and – for the first time – a rich programme of free labs and workshops devoted to families. A new and stimulating project of “edutainment”, in partnership with the most important museums of Florence, to unleash children’s talent and creativity.

In co-operation with Bologna Licensing Trade Fair and Bologna Children’s Book Fair, a space will also be devoted to licences linked with cartoons and kids’ entertainment.

But most of all, spotlights will be on HER, the legendary Barbie – an icon, a style and elegance trendsetter, the most desirable fashion doll – celebrating her 60th birthday this year. On 9th March 1959, Mattel launched her at the New York Toy Fair. And during this 88th edition of Pitti Bimbo, this legendary doll, who filled the dreams of several entire generations with her looks suitable for every occasion, will be among the stars thanks to an exhibition retracing the evolution of her outfits and a special partnership with an important Italian brand.

This edition will also give the opportunity to celebrate Hello Kitty, the little big Sanrio star, touching the heart of kids and women and inspiring famous designers and artists. Hello Kitty will star in the new edition of Fashion Comics, a project created by Alessandro Enriquez for Pitti Bimbo.



The appealing and irresistible power of nature and the animal world captures the creativity and the ingenuity of fashion designers. Spiders, insects, urchins, lobsters, snakes, fish, shells, corals, parrots and butterflies become a source of inspiration for dream garments, shoes, sophisticated bags and stunning pieces of jewellery.  Continue reading Animalia Fashion: Nature and Haute Couture on Show at Palazzo Pitti – Open until May 5, 2019


Everything is ready for the 95th edition of PITTI UOMO, the reference Fair for menswear and contemporary lifestyle on a global scale. From Tuesday, 8th to Friday 11th January 2019, Pitti Uomo will showcase 1,230 brands – 542 of which coming from abroad – at the Fortezza da Basso over a surface of 60,000 square metres. 36,000 visitors are expected to attend this event, among which 9,200 are international buyers. An ever-changing event with an increasingly more precise space geography, reflecting on the one hand an accurate work to define the various sections, and featuring new presentation modes on the other, with displays and set-up projects created to best express new brand mixes, as well as new menswear identities.

This edition will thoroughly focus on the sections basing their research on contemporary menswear, and on the most forward-thinking areas. Projects combining outdoor passion and a fashion attitude, expressing the new essence of an athletic-minded wardrobe, and revealing the creativity of young global artisans. The new generation of talents coming from Northern Europe and the Far East, will be accompanied by a high-end streetstyle and the best of the most cutting-edge design. But let us not forget the core tradition of this Fair, to be found in the central pavilion, inside the Contemporary Classic section – the excellence of the new classic companies, which, once again, will complement contemporary sportswear brands.