84th Florence International
Crafts Fair

From 16th  to 20th December,
10 am – 10 pm

16th December, 3 pm – 10 pm


Firenze Fiera has always been committed to improving performances linked with social and economic sustainability, and to reducing environmental impact connected to the organization and development of any kind of events through the use of ‘good practices’, while respecting and protecting the environment.

Thanks to this commitment, Firenze Fiera obtained the prestigious ISO 20121 certification for a sustainable management of events, which is added to ISO 14001 (environment) and ISO 45001 (health & safety) certifications. Thus, it has become one of the first congress and exhibition centres eligible to obtain this important acknowledgement certifying commitment in the social, economic, and environmental management of events – from the design and planning stage to service provision and management after the event.

To achieve this goal, an internal committee on sustainability was created with the aim to reduce the environmental impact of the event, and to promote sustainable good practices by involving all the stakeholders.

Below, you will find some information and activities. Your participation is crucial to create a sustainable and environmentally friendly event.

Why organise a sustainable event?

A sustainable event is no longer a choice but a basic necessity.

Each one of us can contribute concretely to make our planet more sustainable through our daily actions, and you can do so at MIDA.

Help us respect the environment by creating value for the community, and to spread a culture of inclusiveness. Become an integral part of our commitment to create a better future for everyone.



We kindly invite you to use the dedicated collectors located in various areas inside the pavilions.

Furthermore, at the entrance of the Fortezza da Basso – Porta Santa Maria Novella Gate – a “Plastic Eater” compactor was installed to compact and recycle bottles, reducing the abandonment of waste and encouraging the culture of recycling.

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In several areas, you fill find information displays and digital totems powered with touch technology, containing useful information on sustainability and inclusiveness management, and on the development of the event – a map, a list of the pavilions, and the full programme. Maps printed on 100% recycled paper will also be available.

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Thanks to the support and co-operation of our service – Cooperativa l’Orologio – we use Ecolabel products (EU Ecolabel) to clean the exhibiting spaces. Furthermore, toilet paper in the toilets is made with raw materials coming from sustainably managed forests and from controlled sources (PEFC/FSC) or Ecolabel.

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Starting from 2019, MIDA uses pre-fitted stands made of sustainable materials made up of modular materials: metal pipes and joints with infills and chipboard furniture. In particular, it is made of poplar chipboard which gives it a pleasant appearance and a low specific weight. The low formaldehyde content panel is particularly suitable for interiors. Used naturally and without treatments, so as to ensure its reuse in other forms at the end of the use cycle. The metal has a very long life cycle and can be reused several times, it is treated using an industrial cycle with thermoplastic powders which give it a stable and durable appearance over time. Furthermore, at the fair we minimize the use of carpet by favoring floor markings with colored adhesive tape.

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Firenze Fiera uses electricity coming entirely from renewable sources and is gradually replacing traditional bulbs with low consumption LED light lamps.

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Admission tickets will be digital and featuring a barcode.

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Thanks to the support and co-operation of our partner, Gerist Ricevimenti, during the event we will collect and donate food surpluses. For years, Firenze Fiera has been involved in an awareness-raising project against food waste, collecting food surpluses. The recovered food is then donated to charitable institutions (foster homes, soup kitchens). We kindly recommend you to ask for appropriate food portions in order to reduce food waste.

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This event is based on an inclusive approach to make it accessible to everyone, and aims to take into consideration the needs of all the potential participants, including people with difficulties or disabilities, people with allergies or intolerances, etc. For instance, the event will feature checkouts with priority access, facilitated routes for people with disabilities, areas specifically equipped for breastfeeding and changing diapers, relax areas, as well as gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan products.

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The venue of this event – the Fortezza da Basso – is located at the heart of Florence, just a few steps away from the Duomo and the central railway station of Santa Maria Novella, and only 4 km from the Florence international airport. Florence is a walking-distance city, where you can reach all the main attractions on foot from the Fortezza da Basso.

You can reach the Fair by tramway and with other public transport connecting the city centre to the suburbs, or you can rent a bike or scooter and enjoy the bike sharing services.

In front of the Fortezza da Basso, you will find the T1 line stop of the Florence tramway, through which you will easily reach various areas of the city.

If you arrive from the motorway, you can choose to reduce urban pollution by leaving your car at the “Drive and Tramway” area of ‘Villa Costanza’ exit (on the A1 motorway), and at Viale Guidoni car park (from the A11 motorway), and then catch the tramway.

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At all info point and at exits, you will find signs and posters featuring a Q-code to analyse the event satisfaction and ideas for improvement, in addition to dedicated staff who will collect information for the Fair survey. We kindly ask you to dedicate a few minutes of your time to help us improve.

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