Florence 1_3 March, 2013

The Cultural Association “Pinocchio by Carlo Lorenzini” is at BICIFI, Florence Bike Festival, the first event of the World Cycling Championships officially recognized in 2013, from 1 to 3 March in Spadolini Pavilion in the splendid frame of the Fortezza da Basso in Florence.
BICIFI opens a scenario unprecedented on the bike, made an offer of exhibition space but also opportunities for meetings, entertainment and fun; is organized by FirenzeFiera in collaboration with Sicrea and under the patronage of the Tuscany Region, the Province of Florence, the City of Florence

"Pinocchio", so, performs in a short walk from birthplace of Carlo Lorenzini, the famous author also known under the pseudonym of Collodi, in an area animated by special attractions and exceptionally prepared with championship colors.
The space dedicated to the wooden puppet shows to children and adults in a completely original artistic works, presentations of workshops, innovations and pleasant with five great figures, placed on a pentagon championship, of "Pinocchio Mascot" Association designed by the architect Monica Baldi, also curator of the display, and built in different shapes and materials by Master craftsmen of the "Pinocchio Forum" which on this occasion show their artifacts: in wood by Gabriele Maselli, gold and silver by Paolo Penko, in skin by Giovanni Noviello and delicious biscuit by Andreina Mancini.
It is exposed to the note sculpture "Pinocchio Art" by Giuseppe Bartolozzi and Clara Tesi, successfully presented at Shanghai World Expo 2010 in the Italian Pavilion inside the Laboratory of Pinocchio in Pinocchioworld.
It is proposed a funny picture of Pinocchio by bicycle through the streets of the city center created by the Florentine Grazia Tomberli in the scarf "In the Land of Toys" performed by the "Friends of the Headscarf" in the event "Pinocchio turns 131 years", held in the Mercato Centrale in Florence in 2011. 

A part of the area is reserved for the “Spiritual Center of Cycling”, founded in 2007 in cooperation with the Italian Cycling Federation under the spiritual guide Father Agostino Bartolini - founder of the Carmelite "The Family" and great fan of the sporting world and in particular of two wheels - and located in Sesto Fiorentino at the Convent of Saint Lucia alla Castellina.   

In Hall Polveriera is presented the project of MUDI "my Florence" trip to the city, sponsored by the Instituto degli Innocenti in collaboration with Fila Giotto and the Association.

Thanks to:
FirenzeFiera – Sicrea - Istituto Lorenzo de Medici – La Compagnia delle Seggiole - La Sirena Cioccolato – Garden Europa Cherubini – Geppetto Firenze Maselli – Maestro degli Zecchini di Pinocchio Penko – Pasticceria Sieni – Johnny Pelle - Scramasax - Pinocchio Forum/UE


Friday, March 1 - at 11:00
Official opening

Friday, March 1 - at 16:00
The Compagnia delle Seggiole presents "PINOCCHIO NON C’È" by Orvelio Scotti ......
Show all thought for families, where the protagonists are the famous fellow adventure of the most beloved puppet in the world. It is a different and unique living spaces of the spectacular Florence Bike Festival accompanied by funny jokes of the characters of the tale that is told through the suggestion that the radio voice, combined with the bright interventions mysterious noises offstage.

Saturday, March 2 - at 15:00
Piazzale delle Ghiaie
The Association offers a special prize consists in a trip for one person at Llanelli, United Kingdom, on the occasion of the European meeting "Pinocchio Forum" from 7 to 11 April 2013 and rewards the winners with Easter eggs of Pinocchio produced by La Sirena Chocolate, wrapped with a special card specially created with the logo that also characterizes the surprises, with bunches of flowers offered by Garden Europa Cherubini and pin_distinctive jacket made by the Master of Zecchini Penko.

Saturday, March 2 - at 16:30
The Hon. Monica Baldi, President of the Cultural Pinocchio by Carlo Lorenzini, presents along with the Masters of Laboratories of Pinocchio, the two-year EU project "Pinocchio Forum" and sets out future initiatives planned in Italy and abroad.

Sunday, March 3 - at 17:00
Father Raffaele and Father Agostino of the Spiritual Center of Cycling implementing a moment of silence and bless the Family of Cycling.