Certaldo, from 15 to 18 July Mercantia returns: the international festival of the fourth theater

Mercantia XXXIII starts from Dante and arrives at Fellini. The Fourth Theater International Festival invades the medieval village of Certaldo again from 15 to 18 July, with six spaces for shows, exhibitions and exhibitions by master craftsmen. In the lower part of the city of Boccaccio, however, the market will be set up, as per tradition. To access the shows in the upper village for, it will be necessary to book and buy the ticket online, and also access to the whole event will be limited by anti-contagion regulations.

The event now in its thirty-third edition, set as always on four days of celebration inspired by a poetic idea in homage to Dante Alighieri in the seven hundredth anniversary of his death: in fact this year’s subtitle will be the famous verse of the Inferno of the Divine Comedy “… And so we went out to see the stars”. But Mercantia 2021 will also be an opportunity to remember Giulietta Masina, leading actress of the film “La strada”, on the centenary of her birth. Dante will also be at the center of the special project signed by the Polis association. The show “Le Dantesche”, in fact, will envelop the ancient village thanks to installations, large paintings, video mapping, living paintings and shows. A unique atmosphere in which the memory of Giulietta Masina is inserted: every evening the trumpeter Giuseppe Alberti will close the program by performing the theme of the unforgettable Gelsomina, while the audience will flow home. In the medieval village there will also be 40 artisans engaged in live workshops and 18 artists for thematic exhibitions and installations while 50 will be the artisans in the market in Piazza Boccaccio, in the lower part of the town.


The cost of the coupons of 12 euros for the whole and 10 euros for the reduced, in addition to the right of advance. The discount is valid for children from 7 to 14 years of age, the handicapped, Coop members and Touring members. Free admission for children under 7 years of age. Tickets can be purchased at TicketOne points of sale, in Certaldo, the reference point of sale at the Coop center in viale Matteotti, or online at mercantia.boxofficetoscana.it. Tickets can also be purchased by clicking in the appropriate section available on the official website of the event, mercantiacertaldo.it and on the institutional portal of the Municipality, comune.certaldo.fi.it. The shows will start on Thursdays and Sundays starting at 8.15 pm, on Fridays and Saturdays from 8.00 pm. and the Sunday.

The complete program and the cards of the shows are available on www.mercantiacertaldo.it.

July 8, 2021 | 16:03

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