Sister City Artisans from Florence Italy at Macy’s!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 3:00pm - Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 7:00pm
Macy’s Center City
United States

Get a start on your holiday shopping!  Three artisans from Philadelphia’s Sister City - Florence, Italy –have been invited to Philadelphia showcase and sell their crafts – handbags, shoes, jewelry - in ‘pop-up shops’ at Macy’s for just four days! Florence, Italy became Philadelphia’s first Sister City in 1964.

This cultural exchange is organized by Citizen Diplomacy International on behalf of the City of Philadelphia and its Sister City Program.

Meet three artisans in their 'pop-up shops' at Macy's - four days only! Two are from Florence and one is an American who studied shoe design there.

October 7th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
October 8th through October 10th from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Florence, Italy

Sister City Agreement Signed October, 1964

The relationship with Florence, Philadelphia's first Sister City, was established in 1964. Located on the Arno River in the Tuscan region of Italy, Florence is both the heart of the Renaissance and a popular tourist destination. Throughout the 13th centuries the city was known as the Athens of the West. During that time, writers, artists, musicians and merchants flocked to the city to lay the groundwork for a culture that survives to this day. Florence is home to more than one-half million people that give the city a reputation as a world center for handicrafts, women's fashion, antiques and cinematic art.

An exchange with artisans from Florence is beginning on October 5, 2015 - scroll down for information and for the press release about this exciting exchange!

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