Once upon a time there was Confetti Festival. The young Chianti people reinvent the ancient tradition that, since the postwar period, in the countryside of Mercatale, he dedicated a day to the wedding habits and meanings of the artisan confetto, inevitable bonbon, symbol of prosperity, happiness and abundance.
Today they are the boys of the town aboard colorful Five hundred and mythical wasps, to propose their sweet life of Chianti, to revive the dream as protagonists vintage end of April. Tens of twenties will march tomorrow, Sunday 28 April from 10 to 20, through the streets and squares of Mercatale Val di Pesa to show clothes, costumes and accessories, belonged to mothers and grandmothers, to rediscover the past and retrace the styles and fashions of past eras.
Audrey Hepburn hats that evoke the look of the diva of Breakfast at Tiffany's, suitcases and turntables that still play, dresses, hairstyles and vintage furnishings, vintage cars and motorcycles and wedding cakes inspired by the roaring 50s.
A parade of marzipan sculptures, stuffed with cream, whipped cream and chocolate. Memories and memories related to the socio-cultural and gastronomic traditions of the past come out of the family cabinets and pantries. The event involving an entire community, citizens, traders, clubs and artisans in the stage of "Vintage Collection", The party that, now in its fourth edition, recalls an all-mercantile ritual, when over half a century ago the boys let a handful of sugared almonds slip into the pockets of their loved ones to express their feelings. The initiative stems from the creativity of the organizing group, the Proloco in collaboration with the Common, the associations, the traders and circles of Mercatale.
The scent of confetti awakens the memory The day opens at 10 with the reuse market while the vintage parade, accompanied by the Giuseppe Verdi Philharmonic of Panzano in Chianti, will be held in the afternoon at 16 by the Piero Marini Theater group of the Circolo Mcl Don Giovannini. From 18 pm they will challenge the most beautiful and best cakes inspired by the 50s on the tables of the Casa del Popolo in Mercatale. The mayor will also be present at the awards ceremony. During the afternoon, music will be the main character with performances by boogie woogie and rock n'roll groups. The athletes of the Oltrarno Skating School will also spin on skates.
In the squares of Mercatale scenes from the past will come to life. Postcards of the past, animated by the boys of the hamlet who will wear their wedding clothes, dusted off the family wardrobes, which belonged to parents, grandparents and uncles. The elegant motorcycles and vintage cars are back again this year, sparkling in the squares of Mercatale. Free admission. Info: page Fb Municipality of San Casciano.