Artigianato & Palazzo is being staged for the 26th time at Palazzo Corsini in Florence: four days devoted to the crafts, and to excellent metiers d'art. This year the focus will be on the new generations, driving force for the future of Made in Italy.

"At a moment in which there is a tendency to bring production back to Italy, exploiting the specific skills of the country's regions, the sector appears to offer an even greater opportunity for growth and innovation,' declared Giorgiana Corsini, who recently passed away and who, together with Neri Torrigiani, has been the founder and the tireless soul of the event. 'For if on the one hand we have realised that our activities are going to be more and more closely tied to IT tools, on the other it remains true that the country's capital will be staked precisely on our artisan skills, capable of marrying manual ability, ingenuity and creativity and promoting the cultural riches of our regions.' With these words the curators of the initiative, developed in partnership with Fondazione Cologni and the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, want to underline the importance of Italian master craftspeople.

We are also pleased to announce that Stefano Bertoli, the young milanese violin-maker who won this year's edition of the "Artigiano del Cuore" competition, has been invited to take part in Artigianato e Palazzo: a generous and inspiring proposal, that contributes to the spirit of collaboration that underpinned the 2020 edition of Artigiano del Cuore.