The G20 meeting of agriculture ministers will take place in Florence on September 17 and 18, with a series of events organised throughout September to mark the occasion. The meetings that will take place as part of the G20 cover topics such as economics and the agricultural sciences, with a specific look at financing following the crises, and the need for a focus on mental health.
Free admission to museums, workshops for children, and markets form the events line-up, while initiatives such as urban beekeeping and the ‘donate a fruit tree’ project also feature. A ‘green surprise’ is planned for piazza del Duomo, and a project for a vegetable garden in each school will be launched. A pathway to connect the Bardini museum with Villa Bardini and Forte di Belvedere will take off, in the busy month of plans for the city.
Mayor Dario Nardella commented, “This is the time for initiatives against desertification and climate change, for the fight against the waste of resources, and for food education. Florence will be the world capital for agriculture over the upcoming days and we are certain that a new green page will be written in the city”.
The rich programme of free events takes place throughout September, in collaboration with Regione Toscana, Comune di Firenze, MUS.E, Camera di Commercio Firenze, the Florentine Civic Museums, Uffizi Galleries, Fondazione CR Firenze, the Bardini and Peyron Monumental Parks Foundation and the Accademia dei Georgofili.
A view of the Bardini Museum / ph. @musefirenze
Events to mark the occasion include:
September 13-19: Free admission to the Italiae:From Alinari to the masters of contemporary photography and Pienovuoto: Massimo Vitali exhibitions at Forte Belvedere
Until September 19: Free admission to the Bardini Museum, via dei Renai. Daily 11 am-5pm
5pm, September 17: Lecture by Ludovica Trezzani on ‘Agriculture on the table: Still lifes at the Bardini Museum’. (Upon reservation by emailing email@example.com or calling 055 2768224.)
September 18 and 19: Activities for families with children aged 6 to 10 at the Bardini Museum at 11am. Themed visits for all at midday. Reservation required.
5.30pm September 17 and 18: Themed visits at Forte Belvedere, reservation required.
5pm, September 19: Lecture by Paolo Nanni and Mariella Zoppi titled “Medici villas and gardens, from the city to the countryside”
3.30pm and 5pm, September 18: Themed visit at the ‘Terzo Giardino’, Lungarno Serristori
4pm, September 16-19: Themed visits at the Torre San Niccolò, piazza Giuseppe Poggi
10am, September 16: Guided tour in English of the ‘Boboli Literary garden’, piazza de ‘Pitti 1. Reserve by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
10am-1pm, September 18: Theatre performance. Activities for children aged 6-12. Villa Bardini, Costa San Giorgio 2. Reserve by emailing email@example.com, or calling 3389109878.
September 6-15: Meetings on agriculture at the Accademia dei Georgofili. Info and reservations here.
September 17: Installation of an apiary at the Abbey of San Miniato al Monte
September 18: Inauguration of apiaries at Villa Favard
September 18: Organic market at piazza Poggi.
September 19: Launch of ‘Donate fruit’ and ‘Adopt an olive grove’ initiatives
September 2-15: Themed guided tours of Palazzo Vecchio
September 2-14: Donne del Vino wine meetings, themed talks on women in wine
September 13-19: ‘Green’ route at piazza Duomo
September 15-20: Market-exhibition by Coldiretti Toscana at piazza Santa Croce
September 15-20: Market-exhibition by CIA-Italian Farmers, Confagricoltura, Lega Cooperative and Copagri at piazza della Repubblica.