Boccaccesca 2016: a weekend in Certaldo for all good things in life
The 18th edition of Boccaccesca – the festival of food, wine, and all good things in life – is scheduled for October 7–9 2016, as always in Certaldo, the beautiful medieval town in the province of Florence where Giovanni Boccaccio was born 700 years ago.
For three days, the hometown of the author of the famous “Decameron” – a collection of novellas celebrating pleasant and happy life according to the humanistic ideals – will host various food and wine events dedicated to the common theme of 1960s and 1970s.
Artistic director Claudia Palmieri has explained that Italian wine and food culture has radically changed over the past two decades, “Humble ‘trattorie’ have turned into high-end restaurants, with a heightened awareness for typical local products and new appreciation for wine, to the point that family-owned companies are now emerging as strongholds of Italy’s wine industry in the world.”
The guests of honor this year are French painter Alain Bonnefoit and world-renowned chef Gualtiero Marchesi, considered the founder of modern Italian cuisine.