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There will be 3 thematic exhibits, 35 artists and Chianti Classico wineries from the Florence and Siena area participating in an event in Palazzo Malaspina (Malaspina Palace), in San Donato in Poggio.
The wine world is dedicating a special tribute to the Chianti Classico Stage of the Giro d”italia bike race. It will include paintings, wine tastings, meetings, shows and excursions.
The pink caravan, that crosses the “boot” during the 99th edition of the Giro, will cross the territory between Tavarnelle and Barberino Val d’Elsa leaving from Radda in Chianti and arriving in Piazza Matteotti in Greve in Chianti. While waiting for the date, on Sunday, May 15th the union of Chianti Fiorentino towns, in collaboration with Pro Loco of San Donato in Poggio, will celebrate the sporting event and the 300 years of Chianti Classico production with the Billboard “Ciclo Vino del Chianti Classico” (Cycle Wine in Chianti), in program from the 7th to the 29th of May.
The rich program that unites art and wine is articulated through 3 cultural proposals in the Medieval heart of San Donato in Poggio, among the most precious towns of the Chianti region.
“Botte ad arte” is the exhibition of famous barriques, exhibited in piazza Malaspina with the reinterpretation of barriques by 15 artists.
On the ﬁrst ﬂoor of Palazzo Malaspina, “Opere”di vetro” will feature circa 20 bottles of Chianti Classico made precious by the creative hands of some high-proﬁled Tuscan and non Tuscan artists. The exhibition was born by the idea to create works of art inspired by the bicycle world on wine bottles.
“Il Giro d’Italia in 50 bottiglie” is the 3rd event that visitors can admire on the 2nd ﬂoor of the Renaissance palace. It is an original proposal exhalting wine production and has the objective of celebrating this part of the cycling tour’s route which goes from Radda to Castellina, through San Donato and Panzano and stops in Greve.
The itinerary of the Giro will be recreated on a large area by a red line that unites the bottles through production areas and places crossed by the Giro d’Italia.
Bottles and barriques were reinterpreted artistically by some of the greatest young, contemporary artists like Nano and Elena Campeggi, Elio de Luca, Fabio de Poli, Paolo Staccioli, Marco Borgianni, Antonio Manzi, Francesco Nesi, Cecco Ragni, Duccio Nacci, Valentina Piccirillo, Eugenio Riotto, Antonio Aiazzi, Lara Francini, Elena Donnni, Lorenzo Brinati, Danilo Fusi, Skim, and Stefano Sardelli.
Some of the most famous Florentine and Sienese wine houses participated in the project: Antinori-Badia a Passignano, Isole e Olena, Pasolini Dall’Onda, Castello di Monsanto, Fattoria Montecchio, La Ripa, Podere La Cappella, Casa Sola, Conca d’Ora and Casa Emma.