In Arezzo big celebration for the 50th anniversary of the Antiques Fair: the whole city dives into the 1960s

The Arezzo Antiques Fair, founded on June 2, 1968, is celebrating 50 years: to mark the occasion, a 1960s megaparty will enliven the Tuscan city throughout the weekend.

The Arezzo Antiques Fair celebrates its 50th birthday this year: the Arezzo event was in fact inaugurated on June 2, 1968, on the initiative of the celebrated antiquarian Ivan Bruschi (Castiglion Fibocchi, 1920 - Arezzo, 1996), to whom, moreover, one of the city’s most important museums is now dedicated. Bruschi had been inspired by the flea markets of Paris and London, and wanted to create an event that would bring gallery owners and antique dealers to the streets of his town.Thus, in fifty years the Antiques Fair, organized every month (on the first Sunday of the month and the preceding Saturday) has grown, also hosting important personalities (such as Pablo Neruda, Ornella Vanoni, Monica Vitti) and reaching international notoriety.

To celebrate anniversary number 50, this year the Arezzo Antiques Fair is organizing a big party on the weekend of June 1 to 3: it will be a themed celebration that will enliven the streets of the historic center, invaded by tunes from the 1960s (Camaleonti and the New Trolls will also be guests), as well as installations and street furniture that will create the context for the event. Back to ’68 thus includes a rich program, which we provide below (for more information, reservations, times, directions and more you can log on to the event website,

June 2 / 3. Musical collateral in the route.
Hours: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.

  • Trio Tresca: popular music
  • OIDA Jazz (Trio voice, piano, sax): jazz, blues, classical standards
  • OIDA Strings (5-piece ensamble): famous classical music, film music, popular
  • OIDA Winds (ensamble 5 elements): famous pieces classical music, film music, popular
  • OIDA Brass (ensamble 5 elements): famous pieces classical music, film music, popular
  • Open Orchestra (25 elements): classical-baroque music
  • Arezzo Youth Orchestra (20 elements): classical music
  • Duo Archi: classical music
  • The 7 Notes Jazz (ensamble 4 elements): swing and great standards
  • 60s/70s band (4/5 elements): light music songs
  • Rasenna Brass Brass (ensamble 5 elements): blues, modern music, classical

June 1 / 2 / 3. PRATO - Live Stage - Vintage Village
Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2: Opening activities 4 p.m., Children’s space, Vintage park, Selfie areas, Vintage market
6 p.m. yoga class
6:30 p.m. children’s workshop
9 p.m. drive-In
Note: A whatsapp number will be set up where directly from the car you can order by entering your assigned parking space and the goods will be delivered directly by the girls

Sunday, June 3: Children’s space, Vintage park, Selfie areas, Vintage market, Bull mechanic
4 p.m. picnic on the lawn
5 p.m. dance school and classes
6 p.m. children’s workshop

June 1 (9 p.m.). Outdoor Cinema / Drive in (lawn).
The lawn of Arezzo becomes a Drive In where two films from 1968 can be watched together. Only cars up to the 1970s will be allowed to participate and the audio will be sent directly into the car radio.

June 2 (7:30 p.m.). Symphony Concert.
Philharmonic Gioachino Rossini - conductor Donato Renzetti
Symphony Concert.

June 2 (9:30 p.m.). Musical Revival.
Three icons of Italian music, who in June 1968 occupied the top positions in the Italian charts, will enliven the lawn of Arezzo in an evening hosted by the very talented singer and imitator Antonio Mezzancella finalist of “tu si qui vales” and participant in “Tale e quale show.” Flower Power shirts and flared pants are welcome.

June 3
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June 1 / 2 / 3. Mosaicart 2018
on Bicchieraia Street, the kermesse dedicated to the art of mosaics returns. On display are works by artists from France and Spain, who will work live over the two days in the presence of the public, completing parts of the Indicator Mosaic, a project by artist Andreina Carpenito.

June 1 / 2 / 3. Jewelry Showcase.
First jewelry exhibition-market with the possibility of direct sales to the public. Promoted by Confcommercio and Federpreziosi, fill rouge of the path related to jewelry will be the wonderful pearls of the goldsmith retailers of Arezzo who will showcase jewelry and pearls dedicated to the month of June Events June 1-2-3 Saturday, June 2 conference dedicated to gemology in the Conference Hall of the Library

June 1-2-3. Design and Modern Antiques Exhibition.
First exhibition of Design and Modernism in Liberty Square, promoted by Confcommercio will feature exhibitors from all over Italy. Objects and furniture conceived from the 1930s through the 1980s, the result of a real revolution in taste: the birth of industrial design.

In Arezzo big celebration for the 50th anniversary of the Antiques Fair: the whole city dives into the 1960s
In Arezzo big celebration for the 50th anniversary of the Antiques Fair: the whole city dives into the 1960s

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