The following is a more detailed description of the rewards available to donors of the #VisitingVisitation project (thank you!) on Indiegogo. The Parish wishes to thank the following prize sponsors who have generously supported our fundraising through the provision of free or discounted products and services.
The campaign is active from September 6 2018 for 60 days and you can pledge here!
Name in Archive
All contributors of 10$/€ or more to our fundraising campaigns – both long term on our website and on Indiegogo – will be listed in the Book of Donors, a book that will be stored in the archive of the diocese of Pistoia, which houses hundreds of years of ecclesiastical documents. This is our sincere thanks to you.
The Florentine PDF subscription
Receive a 1 year PDF Digital Subscription courtesy of The Florentine, the English language news magazine in Florence.
Amari Handmade Biscuits
Amari bakery in Carmignano has generously offered this prize: a selection of their 4 top selling handmade biscuits. An elegant gift box (400g) with Granai, Gastone, Dolciamari and traditional Cantucci. For ingredient list and product specifications see _SCATOLA 4 GUSTI 400gr – scheda tecnica.
Catalogue: Miraculous Encounters
The catalogue of the traveling exhibition “Miraculous Encounters” curated by Bruce Edelstein and Davide Gasparotto is available to the US public from Getty Publications. (Shipping cost in USA $12)
2 bottles of Piaggia Pietranera Wine
Piaggia winery in Carmignano has generously offered 2-packs of their Pietranera IGT Toscana red wine for donors. The Sangiovese blend is an excellent daily-use wine, an accompaniment to delicious Tuscan meals, cheeses, meats etc. With natural yeasts and careful vinification, this wine represents the terroir of Piaggia, located near the Medici villa Poggio a Caiano, in the Carmignano DOCG producing territory.
Important note: unfortunately it is possible to ship ONLY IN ITALY AND EUROPEAN UNION (due to import laws). Shipping costs are $20 ITA and $40 EU.
Piaggia wine tour and bottle of wine
Piaggia winery in Carmignano has generously offered private winery tours upon booking with the owner, Sylvia. Come alone, as a couple or with friends at the arranged time and Sylvia will show you the fields, cellars and other areas of this important Carmignano winery! Taste a few wines, and come away with a bottle of Pietranera IGT Toscana red wine. (We’re sure you’re going to want to buy more while you’re there – they make a brilliant riserva!)
Shawls made in Italy by Lanificio Bisentino
We have commissioned these beautiful shawls made by a local producer of scarves and blankets, Lanificio Bisentino, whose factory in Comeano is very close to Carmignano. The four colours available are inspired by those found in Pontormo’s painting. They are different models of accessories, with different compositions, weights and sizes for each colour – ideal for different seasons, skin tones and genders! Shipping is included worldwide. Packages will be sent regular air mail.
- Pastel pink: 75x195cm / 80 grams / 60% linen, 30% cotton, 10% silk
- Truly blue: 58x178cm / 57 grams / 55% viscose, 25% silk, 20% cashmere
- Pontormo green: 65×195 / 75 grams / 75% viscose, 25% cashmere
- Rust reverie: 85x195cm / 100 grams / 65% linen, 40% TE
Pastel pink: write PINK
Truly blue: write BLUE
Pontormo green: write GREEN
Rust reverie: write YELLOW
Limited edition print by Valentino Grassi
Prato-based artist Valentino Grassi has created a beautiful acrylic painting inspired by Pontormo’s Visitation, and is offering 20 signed and numbered limited edition prints of the work. Titled “Tutto Torna”, Grassi says that the colours of the painting, interpreted here, stand out due to their modernity. Prints will be A4 on high quality paper and sent with a description of the work and artist’s bio.
Private Curator Tour / New York
Recognizing the importance of the international exhibition “Miraculous Encounters” to this fundraising, both curators Dr. Bruce Edelstein and Dr. Davide Gasparotto have offered to conduct a 1- hour private curator tour when they are present in New York. You will enter the Morgan Library and Museum with the curator, who will give you a fascinating and in-depth look at the research that they carried out for this important show. The curators are available in New York ONLY on the following dates: September 7 and 8, 2018; October 21 to November 1 2018 – note that the museum is closed on Mondays.
Private Curator Tour / Los Angeles
Recognizing the importance of the international exhibition “Miraculous Encounters” to this fundraising, curators Dr. Davide Gasparotto have offered to conduct a 1- hour private curator tour at his home museum in Los Angeles. You will enter the J. Paul Getty Museum with the curator, who will give you a fascinating and in-depth look at the research that they carried out for this important show. Dates to be coordinated with the curator when he is available; of course, the tour can only be conducted when the show is on, from February 5 to April 28 2019.
Weekend in Carmignano at Hotel Villa San Michele***
Enjoy a weekend exploring Carmignano and surroundings with the charming Hotel Villa San Michele*** as your home base. This three star hotel is at the center of town and boasts beautiful views of the Tuscan hills. The package includes a double room, breakfast and wifi. Meet up with a local for 2 hours who can give you plenty of tips and answer curiosities. And we’ll get you 2 tickets to your choice of either the archaeological site or the fortress above town (open only weekends). Stay valid through May 2020.
Weekend in Vinci at Hotel Alexandra***
Hotel Alexandra *** in Vinci, home of Leonardo, has generously offered 2 nights in this traditional hotel. Breakfast and wifi included. Use by end 2020.
Private Pontormo tour in Florence
Licensed guide to Florence Elena Fulceri (Florence with Flair) has generously developed a custom tour of Florence highlighting the artist’s most important works. Spend 3 hours with her, in English or Italian as you prefer, visiting SS Annunziata, San Michele Visdomini, Santa Felicità and possibly other locations based on the itinerary, opening hours, etc.
Weekend like a Medici at Hotel Paggeria Medicea of Tenuta Artimino
Stay in a building owned by the Medici! Hotel “Paggeria Medicea”**** is part the winery Tenuta Artimino, owner of Villa Artimino La Ferdinando (UNESCO heritage). 2 nights standard room + breakfast + a guided wine tasting. Use of all facilities (swimming pool, tennis, wifi etc). Stay by end 2020.
One week San Martino Retreat
The parish of Bonistallo has made available their recently renovated retreat house next to the medieval church. Three basic but comfortable rooms and bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and vast views over Carmignano and surrounding countryside make this an absolutely silent place for a budget family vacation, group retreat, or more. 7 nights self-catering stay, sleeps 6 people.
One week like a Medici at Tenuta Artimino
Stay in a building owned by the Medici! Spend a week in a lovely 1BR apartment (bilocale) with amazing views of the countryside. Hotel “Paggeria Medicea”**** is part the winery Tenuta Artimino, owner of Villa Artimino La Ferdinando (UNESCO heritage). Throughout the medieval village of Artimino, old farm houses and the adjoining manor house have been converted into 59 apartments maintaining intact the charm of old times while blending in modern comforts. 7 nights a “bilocale” self-catering apartment with kitchenette + a guided wine tasting. Use of all facilities (swimming pool, tennis, wifi etc). Stay by end 2020.