On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Bandierai group of the Uffizi, the Florentine company Be Art, strongly linked to the territory and the traditions of the city, has created with our pleasant pride a celebratory shirt dedicated to the group.
The shirt is available both online at this address and in BeArt stores.
A huge thank you to Alberto Bertini for this wonderful tribute.
The Bandierai of the Uffizi have been invited to participate in the 55th edition of the Lavender Course held in Valréas, in the French Provence.
Accompanied by the military drumming, the flag-wavers put on a show during the two evening parades in the town center and on the stage in front of the Town Hall during the evening of honor together with other participating groups from all over Europe.
We are proud to carry on this collaboration that has seen us engaged with the Italian Rugby Federation for more than twenty years. For the tenth time in our history, we performed for the national rugby team and on this occasion at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, before the match valid for the 6 Nations tournament between Italy and Wales.
On this occasion, the President of the FIR gave us an acknowledgment for 50 years of activity while the national team presented us with the official ball autographed by all the players.
The wait is over and the first event of the year has finally begun.
The cutting of the ribbon carried out by Mayor Dario Nardella in the presence of the President of the Tuscany Region Eugenio Giani, the President of the City Council Luca Milani, the President of Calcio Storico Michele Pierguidi and the Director of the Parade of the Florentine Republic Filippo Giovannelli, was preceded by a performance of the Bandierai.
In fact, the “Bandierai degli Uffizi” exhibition was inaugurated on Saturday 18 February, created by the 3 curators appointed by the group: Massimo Marmugi, Claudio Manes Mariani and Gian-Luca Pasquini, who worked under the watchful wing of Captain Antonio Marrone to create a multi-dimensional project.
The first dimension is that of the meticulous reconstruction of the history of the group through a photographic repertoire chosen by the curators, accompanied year by year by historical events of the time.
The second dimension is the exhibition one with the possibility of admiring and even touching some instruments. There is the first drum from 1960 and the first flag from 1973. There are the clothes and a selection of prizes and awards obtained by the group in 50 years.
The third dimension is the multimedia one. Indeed, on the niches of the Sala d’Arme of Palazzo Vecchio are reproduced some contemporary and period videos, recent and black and white photos.
The Bandierai degli Uffizi represented the Region of Honor 2023, Tuscany, at the 47th NIAF Gala in Washington DC in October 2022.
NAIF is the largest and most important Italian American Foundation in the United States.
So at a gala dinner with over 800 guests, our boys performed in front of an attentive and excited audience for having witnessed a historical, cultural and folkloristic tradition of our country.
Also present was the President of the Tuscany Region Eugenio Giani, who paid homage to the organizers with a reproduction of the statue of the Marzocco that the Bandierai degli Uffizi had brought to thank the president of the NIAF, Robert Allegrini.
The Bandierai degli Uffizi will be present with their flags, drums and trumpets, on the weekend of 24 July 2022, in Vichy in France in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.
The occasion is to celebrate the first anniversary of the inscription in the UNESCO world heritage list of the main Spa towns.
The Bandierai will perform along a path that will wind through the main streets of the town and in the squares, from the morning to the evening of July 24, in the presence of the city authorities and the Mayor of Montecatini Terme.
A small representation of our group, in compliance with the AntiCovid regulations, performed at the weekend that saw the Formula E circus go on stage in Rome for the double Italian stage of the world championship of electric cars.
Another important and unique event that we had the pleasure of participating in even in such a difficult period.