Food & Wine

Published on September 30, 2011 | by Andrea Guerriero


Pisa events: Dolcemente, a good opportunity to “taste” the city

Dolcemente is one of the most popular events in Tuscany, and of course in Pisa in particular, as it puts up the homemade products of the Tuscan tradition. A good opportunity to “taste” this city and its monuments in a festive atmosphere and surrounded by countless delicacies. This tasty event will be held at the Historical Hall of the Leopolda Station in Pisa which, for the occasion, will be entirely set up using cardboard, in line with the philosophy of ecological recycling.

For the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy, Dolcemente, which literally means “in a sweet way”, celebrates enlarging its exhibition space and featuring a selection of the best craftsmen from various Italian regions who will show that between the differences in the Italian confectionery there is a thread that connects them all. In addition, there will be new exhibitors and new workshops: on the top of the list, the practical courses of the great Cucina Italiana school and the presentation of the training course titled “The composition in the arts: music, visual arts, design, pastry” held by great master chef Gualtiero Marchesi.

Other novelties for this edition are two extra activities, geared to live more intensely Pisa and its products.
The first is “A chocolate river“, an afternoon tour by boat along the Arno River, departing from Scalo Roncioni – ticket costs 12 €; the second is “Passeggiata Pasticciata”, a walking tour in the historical centre led by a tourist guide, to visit the best pastry shops, chocolatiers and ice cream parlors in the city. The tour costs 10 euros.

And then, worthy of note are the great classics of the event, from the “Dolcemente Junior” space for children, to the awaited moment of the Panforte Throw, fun Tuscan tradition, the photographic contest ” Tempting Shot”, the tastings tours and much more.

As every year, you can visit the exhibition and take part in the activities by purchasing the ticket at the price of 5 €, children under 13 have free admission. Opening hours from 10 am to 9 pm. For more information on the programme visit the official website.

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Hi, I'm Andrea, a travel blogger, web programmer, seo apprentice and amateur photographer based in Milan. I love reading, I love music. I love to travel but only if I leave on a mission! I've been traveling through most of Europe and I love writing about it. I love photography, especially as a way to document experiences, places, events. My Nikon D300 camera is always with me, and it helps me in sharing my life with the rest of the world. Getting in touch with new people, different life styles and foreign traditions, and write about it, is all I can ask for.

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