Open Day, Manifattura welcomes 5000 visitors

a piece of florentine history restored to the people of Florence

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23 june 2018 is a date that will go down in the history of Manifattura Tabacchi. Over 5000 people came to learn more about the redevelopment of the ex-industrial complex famed for its rationalist architecture, which is found just a short distance from Piazza Puccini.

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Throughout the day, members of Manifattura Tabacchi Development Management srl, the company set up to oversee the redevelopment of the complex, presented the visitors with information on how the project will progress over the coming years. At the same time, at an info point in the Piazza dell’Orologio, visitors were able to hear recordings of local citizens talking about the “liveability of the different neighbourhoods.


Guided visits of the vast disused area proved to be incredibly popular with the visiting public, having been completely booked out within only a few days of their release. Volunteer guides were provided by FAI Giovani – Firenze, with ex-employees of the Manifattura also contributing. At every stop on the tour, in addition to receiving information about the site’s history and the redevelopment project, the visitors also enjoyed musical, theatrical and dance performances, involving more than 50 Florentine artists.

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A special thanks to all of the organisations, associations and people who made this unforgettable day possible:


Andrea Gozzi | Associazione Culturale Fantulin | AsianFake | Autentica | Caffè Mokarico| Coder Dojo Firenze | Coma Cose | FAI Giovani – Firenze | IL FIORINO Gelato Artigianale | FIKA contemporanea danza | la Filharmonie | Florence Factory |Fotolito Toscana | Fuori Posto Truck | Impact Hub Florence | inQuanto teatro | Inter Pares Project | LAMA Development and Cooperation Agency | Lattex Plus | La Nuova Pippolese | The Old Florence Dixie Band | OpenMaker | Ortobioattivo | Il Panda Srl | Il Panino Tondo | Samarcanda Servizi | Secur&Secur | Soul Kitchen | Spazio Co-Stanza | Superlucida Srl | Tecnoconference – TC Group | TAF trova allestisce fotografa | Vocal Blue Trains PH. Giovanni Savi & Alessandro Bartoletti