Once again, this year the “Celebrity Fight Night in Italy” returned to Florence with Andrea Bocelli, bringing together philanthropic donors and special guests that have been treated to the very best arts, entertainment and culture.
Known as the “Jewel of the Renaissance”, Florence is filled with museums, palaces and churches, home to some of the most magnificent artistic treasures in the world. The city hosted this big event from September 9th to 15th and the programme has been really enchanting.
Upon arrival in Florence on Thursday, September 10, guests were invited to a cocktail reception and live entertainment from the renowned chamber musicians of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino at a new boutique of Florentine watchmaker adjacent to the iconic Il Duomo Cathedral. Then, Andrea Bocelli welcomed guests to a sponsored dinner in the Accademia Gallery, under the gaze of the most famous sculpture in the world, ’s David. Award-winning Italian pianist and singer Raphael Gualazzi provided musical accompaniment for the evening.
The pinnacle of the seven day experience was the featured gala on September 13, where guests walked the red carpet in the historical Salone dei Cinquecento at the Palazzo Vecchio. Andrea Bocelli, along with the extraordinary orchestra of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino under the direction of living legend conductor Maestro Zubin Mehta, headlined the evening. They were joined at the gala by Ronnie Dunn, The Band Perry, David Foster, Larry King, Leona Lewis, Jackie Evancho, Zubin Mehta, 2CELLOS, David Garrett, Jo Champa, Maria Katzarava, Carly Paoli and Raphael Gualazzi.
The following day, guests were welcomed into the Antinori nel Chianti Classico winery, where they became part of an adventure that winds through six centuries of a passionate history of producing wine. Click here for the complete programme.
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