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After a successful first edition, Firenze Bio – the event devoted to the organic and biodynamic world (free entrance from 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.) – is back at the Fortezza da Basso by popular demand.

Nearly 200 exhibitors are expected to participate, the majority from Tuscany but also from all over Italy. An increasingly emerging event, thanks to a team work which created a community of producers, associations and institutions, co-operating to enhance the work of all those who produce while respecting health and environment. Over 40 meetings will be promoted, among them an opening convention organized by the Region of Tuscany – “Tutela e valorizzazione dell’agrobiodiversità in Toscana” (Protection and Development of Agrobiodiversity). The Gola Giocanda cooking area will feature a rich programme. Among the new features of this second edition, sensorial tastings in cooperation with Wine Lovers Academy.

The Firenze Bio App will guide visitors inside the Spadolini Pavilion. Available for Android and iOS devices, this app will connect to beacons in real time. This way, the physical event will open to the digital world, creating an interactive and powerful experience, tailored for visitors.

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Over 800 representatives will participate in the 5th edition of CORA, the International Congress on Controversies in Rheumatology and Autoimmunity, which has been taking place in Florence since 2011, the year which saw its first edition. This event represents a big date for all those wishing to get a comprehensive update in the field of rheumatology and autoimmunity.

CORA 2019 will feature short debate sessions, scientific conferences, abstracts, sponsored blocks and a new type of session – “Corridor Consult”, during which the main experts will discuss serious clinical cases. The latest research on questions related to the clinical diagnosis, management, as well as the pathogenesis of rheumatic and autoimmune disorders will be presented. A comprehensive scientific programme will cover many questions related to these fields.

 

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Everything is ready for the Winter Edition of the “Festa dell’Unicorno” (Unicorn Celebration) bringing the colourful world of elves, ogres and fantastic creatures to the Fortezza da Basso from 15th to 17th March 2019. “A wonderful opportunity for all the fantasy curious and lovers, who will meet in Florence, inside the premises of the Fortezza da Basso for a special edition of the event. This event follows the direction taken by the local government, aiming at deseasonalizing tourist flows and promoting tourism outside the usual channels”, stated Cecilia del Re, Councillor for the Economic Development, Tourism and Fairs of the Florence Municipality. “This Festival will be full of shows and animations for an audience of all ages, with families and young people coming from all over Italy”, commented the organisers.

Inside the monumental area, visitors will find a space entirely devoted to Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, D&D and to live role playing. There will also be an area dedicated to all Star Wars lovers, a LEGO area, a horror section (only for the bravest ones!), as well as a space devoted to The Walking Dead. Comics and cosplays will be located inside the Ghiaie Pavilion and inside the Palazzina Lorenese.

A special edition of the “Festa dell’Unicorno”, with a three-day schedule full of events which will turn Florence into the Italian capital of creativity and colours of the charming “Planet Fantasy”.