The Mayor Maida: “we have succeeded in bringing together all the realities of the territory”. Vannucci “is a celebration of two communities, the Municipalities of Florence and Rufina, united by a long and fruitful synergy for the territory”.
In Rufina in the Province of Florence from September 26th to 29th there is the 44th Bacchus Craftsman, the wine and local produce festival, organized by the Municipal Administration in collaboration with the Chianti Rufina Consortium and the local Associations.
“Il Bacco Artigiano is the feast of the whole community – explains Vito Maida Mayor – of the Municipality of Rufina -. In recent years, the event has diversified, focusing on products of excellence, but has also become an opportunity to promote the territory in its entirety. We have succeeded in bringing together all the realities of the territory, the sporting, artistic associations, the merchants, the Misericordia, painters and photographers, making sure that everyone worked in synergy. For us this is the most important goal achieved, in the end the Bacchus became everyone’s party, without exception. I would like to thank the Consorzio Chianti Rufina, all the associations and, naturally, also the boys of the Committee for the Fool Chariot of Rufina who worked day and night “.
“We have tried to create a calendar with many initiatives, despite the short time and the increasingly small resources – Adds Stefania De Luise Councilor for Economic Development of the Municipality of Rufina -. The event will develop as usual from Piazza Umberto I and Villa Poggio Reale, involving some of the most important squares of Rufina. What we tried to do was to put together the protagonist of the event, the Wine and its production thanks to the exhibitions of the companies of the Chianti Rufina Consortium with some interesting innovations introduced in the tastings and to enhance and highlight the artisan tradition of our territory”.
“As usual, this year too the appointment with Bacco Artigiano is renewed – said the Councilor for Popular Traditions Andrea Vannucci -, an event that recalls the offer of wine to the Florentine Signoria by the county. It is a beautiful event that sees the Carro Matto as protagonist with the historical Florentine football, the procession of the Florentine Republic and the procession of Rufina. Once part of our popular traditions, this event is a celebration of two communities, the Municipalities of Florence and Rufina, united by a long and fruitful synergy for the territory “.