From 9 September back Handicraft & Aperitif, 22 urban trekking appointments to discover the ancient artisan shops and the districts of the historic center of seven Tuscan cities, starting from Arezzo. The project - signed Artex-Center for artistic and traditional craftsmanship of Tuscany in collaboration with Unicoop Florence, Cna Toscana, Confartigianato Imprese Toscana, Regione Toscana and Andare a Zonzo - is reserved only for Unicoop Firenze members and has the aim of enhance the artisan fabric of the cities and villages of Tuscany through dynamic and engaging activities.

Each urban walk combines a path, which allows you to visit the artistic, architectural and cultural heritage of the city, and a visit to an artisan workshop, to see live the production techniques and the secrets of the masters. Each trek ends with an aperitif reserved for participants and artisans who have opened the doors of their workshops. Born in 2017, the Artigianato & Aperitivo initiative this year will touch the seven cities in which Unicoop Firenze is present: it starts with Arezzo, Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Siena, Pistoia and Prato. In all, there will be 22 twenty-two courses, offered exclusively to Unicoop Firenze members.

"We have decided to revive this initiative after the success of past editions," he says Sara Biagiotti, vice-president of Artex. “These are important occasions to make the Tuscan cities and their traditions better known also to those who, as citizens, live them every day. The craftsmanship represents an excellence of the territory and this initiative offers a unique point of view to its participants ».


«The cultural activities of Unicoop Firenze aim to offer members moments of knowledge of the territory and its historical and artistic heritage. In this case, thanks to the collaboration with Artex, we are able to combine the visit of the most beautiful cities in Tuscany with an element of encounter with those who today hold the artisan know-how that the whole world admires. We are pleased to offer the Artigianato & Aperitivo appointments exclusively to Unicoop Firenze members, in a context such as the present one in which it is even more urgent to support traditional craft activities »let Unicoop Firenze know.

This is the list of the 22 scheduled routes:

09 September 2020 | The Ancient Abbey - Workshop: Alessandra Camiceria
16 September 2020 | The Colosseum of Arezzo - Shop: Vestri Cioccolato
23 September 2020 | Arezzo and Cimabue - Workshop: Domenico Festa
30 September 2020 | Disappeared Cathedral - Workshop: Artistic Ceramics Andrea Roggi

10 September 2020 | Buried Legends - Bottega: Gioie e Argenti
17 September 2020 | Two bridges for Florence - Workshop: Tommaso Pestelli
24 September 2020 | Fire in Florence - Workshop: Franceschi Cornici
01 October 2020 | Dietrofront! - Shop: Spira Mirabilis jewels

11 September 2020 | I Colori di Lucca - Bottega: Color and interior design
18 September 2020 | Lucca the dirty - Workshop: Atelier Ricci Patrizia
25 September 2020 | Amphitheater of flowers - Workshop: Photo Alcide
09 October 2020 | Medieval bestiary - Shop: RossoRamina

02 October 2020 | Medieval merchants - Shop: Sartoria33effe
16 October 2020 | Urban Pisa - Workshop: Laura De Cesare
23 October 2020 | Sapori di Puglia - Bottega: Friscu cheese factory in the city
30 October 2020 | Chocolate & Cavalieri - Bottega: Cream and chocolate

08 October 2020 | Confetti & Strade - Workshop: Bruno Corsini
15 October 2020 | A bear in the city - Workshop: Artè

22 October 2020 | Marmi & Pietre - Workshop: Baldini made to measure shirts
29 October 2020 | Blood & Passion - Workshop: Andrea Amerighi goldsmith

07 October 2020 | Ascanio and Senio - Bottega: White and Black by Staccioli
14 October 2020 | The mystery of water - Bottega: Il Galeone

Beginning at 18.00
Initiative reserved for Unicoop Firenze members only
The visits will take place in compliance with the anti-Covid 19 regulations.
Reservations are required and subject to limited seat availability.
All participants must be equipped with personal protective equipment.