Teatro del Sale, a unique place in Florence that combines good food and theatre performances
The new season with Maria Cassi kicks off on 18 October
After being closed for two years, the doors of the Teatro del Sale reopen, a multi-faceted venue among the most loved and appreciated in Florence and Tuscany, a theatre, a cultural circus, a meeting place for those who love to reflect on passions and food, for thinkers and lovers of good and beautiful things. A place that over time has enchanted travellers from all over the world and garnered unanimous praise from international cultural and food and wine critics.
Conceived in 2003 by the actress, author and director Maria Cassi and the Florentine chef Fabio Picchi, for five evenings a week the lights go out at the Teatro del Sale and live performances by artists from all over the world: musical concerts, readings, performances and ballets. The most fortunate will be moved by the extraordinary comic and poetic vis of Maria Cassi, the artistic director of this association, who declares: "The Teatro del Sale reopens its doors, although perhaps I can think and hope, that they have never closed in the hearts and memories of all those who for years have made this place "nourish" us with so many things: from food to culture, from passion to shared community. In the memory of its creator, my husband Fabio Picchi, I ask everyone to contribute once again with us to the growth and development of a common joy: the Art of Life".
The winning formula remains the same: a convivial place where members from all over the world can enjoy Italian and Tuscan dishes masterfully prepared by the highly appreciated Cibrèo kitchen, before attending the scheduled shows.
For the long-awaited reopening of the Teatro del Sale, Maria Cassi welcomes her audience with this famous and poignant song by the great 'The Voice', Frank Sinatra, who sings 'That's Life'. It is of this, in fact, that the actress once again speaks to us: of life and its facets, of the characters that belong to and populate our neighbourhoods and surroundings with their follies and tenderness. But also, of course, of the grievances of the Florentines, of the animals so loved and studied down to the smallest detail to pay homage to nature and its beauty, of the diversity that distinguishes man from woman, dog from cat.
Admission is by membership card: a founding value of the Circo-lo Teatro del Sale formula, which over the years has enabled the development of important projects in the social sphere, favouring the inclusion in the world of work of young people with disabilities or from complex situations.