Botanical Tours: ‘Journey among the Gardens of Italy’ – from camellias, the favourite flowers of fashion icon Coco Chanel and popular among the villas of the Lombardy lakes, to the cycas palms, typical of the noble parks of the south: these are just some of the curiosities that guests can discover in a fascinating journey through the Gardens of Italy, which at Fidenza Village have been interpreted and designed by Bologna-based Landscape Design studio Frassinago and whose experts will reveal all the secrets of these floral wonders. The Fidenza Village gardens form part of an initiative to enhance the main street of the Village, working with the Milanese architectural studio Vudafieri-Saverino Partners, which is spearheading a focus on ‘relationship design’ highlighting the relationship between place and people, with specific regard to ‘harmonising the concept of leisure with relationships between spaces and people’.
Info: Saturday and Sunday 1,2,8 and 9 June at 12.00 and at 15.00. The bookable tour is available for up to 15 people and lasts around 40 minutes. To make a booking, call 342 1128882 or email RSVP@fidenzavillage.com
Workshop: ’Making the Bouquet’ by garden designer Irene Cuzzaniti – a course in floral composition for anyone who wishes to choose and touch flowers, creating combinations, learn to appreciate their shapes and colours to create a beautiful bouquet. The course includes a theoretical introduction, which illustrates the styles of the hand-tied boutique and treatments to make cut flowers last. The workshop will focus in particular on how to use dried flowers and unusual plant materials.
Info: Saturday and Sunday 1 and 2 June at 11.00 and at 16.00. The tour is available by appointment for a maximum of 20 people and lasts around 40 minutes. To make a booking, please call 342 1128882 or email RSVP@fidenzavillage.com
Workshop: ‘A flower in your hair’ – headbands are the trendy accessories of the moment. At this workshop you will learn to embellish these accessories with romantic flowers, as well as learning how to make wreaths in the style of boho-chic, perfect for any occasion. For occasions such as picnics with friends to an important ceremony, adults and children can learn how to add a floral touch to their look.
Info: Saturday and Sunday 8 and 9 June at 11.00 and at 16.00. The tour is available by appointment for a maximum of 20 people and lasts around 40 minutes. To make a booking, please call 342 1128882 or email RSVP@fidenzavillage.com
Flower Market – a small market in the Village with a selection of plants that guests can purchase after seeing them on show during the Botanical Tours ‘Journey among the Gardens of Italy’, offering an opportunity to transform their balcony into a charming urban garden.
Flower Cocktail – even the aperitifs at Fidenza Village will take on the floral theme during these two weeks. Guests can take advantage of a selection the café Ca’puccino flavoured cocktails made from elderflower and pomegranate flowers.