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Mercantia: the theatre street Festival in Certaldo

As every year the event Mercantia takes place in Certaldo (Florence).

This event has became more and more important in the past few years because of its intent to create moments of true celebration, through a festival devoted to culture with the aim of “defeat” those who want to prevent us from living a happy life. The tragic events of recent years provide us, along with Mercantia, a chance for redemption, to say that humanity has the courage and strength to move forward.

Mercantia has to do with everything related to handcraft, social life, culture, exhibitions and especially shows. The performances are many and can be found in the squares, in the streets, in the gardens, on balconies, windows, towers and all those places that are able to give great emotions. Thirty years have elapsed since its first edition, but this party is still able to remain young, fresh and successful, leading the “street theatre” throughout the Italian territory.

Moments of joy that can be lived in the beautiful medieval village of Certaldo, with its red brick and historic buildings. The village is the perfect setting for this play that every year manages to enthuse the many people who come to enjoy the event. Below are just a few of the magical moments that you can attend.

It is the positive response from the public that still allows Mercantia of being an unique and an inevitable evet.

Alessandro Gigli sums up with a beautiful sentence what Mercantia represents today:

The love that was placed by myself and many in this manifestation is not seen and it is priceless, but you can feel it in the air you breathe, it is like the salt that gives flavor to everything. Love renews desire and forces the will to achieve the purpose of a big party.

In Certaldo one can have the chance to see street parades, international groups, works by the wonderful crafts and decorations made by street artist… it would be too simplistic to make a list of what you can see and experience for yourself.

All the excitement and the energy of these years made it possible the expance of Mercantia. This joyfull festive moment keeps enlarging and there will be more events to watch, chances to dance, to have fun, to drink, to eat, to take photos and share these moments with friends and family.

By visiting this page on the official site you can view the dates and the program of the event:

This great feast is open to all. Mercantia is waiting for you and we are sure that you will not be disappointed.

For any further information you can contact us or visit our website for any bookings of your stay.

If you choose to stay at the Hotel Le Terre Rosse Casolare, you only need to know that we are only 30 minutes away from Certaldo.

Thanks and see you soon!