Flash Festival

An intimate festival of music, food and wine under the Tuscan sun.

Date & TIme

Thursday 16th May 2019 to Saturday 18th May 2019

LOCATION

Flash Festival Tuscany 2019 is taking place in Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscany. At the beautiful Aeroagriturismo Podere Sant’Apollonia – Via di Castroncello, 47, 52043 Castiglion Fiorentino AR.

 

Festival info

 

Accommodation

Flash Camping

Camping sites are available at Flash Festival Tuscany. You can book your preferable Camping option through our Book Camping page on 19th February 2019

You can access to the Campsite from Thursday 16th May (12:00 noon) to Sunday 19th May (12:00 noon) if you purchase any Camping Pass together with a Flash Festival Weekend Festival Ticket.
Please read Camping Terms and Conditions for more information.

Agriturismo & Hotel

There are many beautiful and reasonably priced accommodation options in Castiglion Fiorentino and near the venue.

Try some of these booking websites:
www.agriturismo.it 
www.trivago.com
www.bookings.com
www.momondo.com


Accessibility

The area is mostly even with the ground. We have a suitable toilet for all people.

If you need any help please don’t hesitate to ask event staff and security for assistance.

For any queries, please contact us at ciao@flashfestivaltuscany.com

 

Address

Aerogriturismo Podere Sant’Apollonia

Via di Castroncello, 47, 52043 Castiglion fiorentino AR, Italy.
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Admission Times

Thursday 16th May
12:00 Noon – Camping Opens

Friday 17th May
9:00 am – Event Opens

Sunday 19th May
12:00 am – Campsite Closed

 

Age Limit

Kids who are 14 to 17 years old are only allowed to attend with a parent or legal guardian.

 

Arriving – General

See below information on getting to Castiglion Fiorentino.
If you’re ever stuck, visit www.goeuro.com or https://fahrfahraway.com/

 

Arriving – Flying

Flying to Florence Airport (Toscana Aeroporti Firenze)
Florence Airport is a 1 hour and 15 minutes drive to Castiglione Fiorentino.

Ride Share (Bla Bla Car)
Cost: €5.00 – €8.00
Duration: 1 hour
Website: www.blablacar.com

Hire Car
Cost: €50.00 - €150.00
Duration: 1 hour
Website: www.rentalcars.com

Train (TrenItalia)
Cost: €8.00 – €20.00
Duration: 1.5 hours
Website: www.trenitalia.com

Flying to Perugia Airport
Perugia Airport is a 1-hour drive to Castiglion Fiorentino.

Ride Share (Bla Bla Car)
Cost: €7.00 – €10.00
Duration: 1 hour
Website: www.blablacar.com

Hire Car
Cost: €50.00 – €150.00
Duration: 1 hour
Website:  www.rentalcars.com

Train (TrenItalia)
Cost: €10.00 – €15.00
Duration: 1 hour
Website: www.trenitalia.com

 

Flying to Pisa Airport (Aeroporto di Pisa)
Pisa Airport is a 2-hour drive to Castiglion Fiorentino.
 
Ride Share (Bla Bla Car)
Cost: €7.00 – €10.00
Duration: 2 hours
Website: www.blablacar.com

Hire Car
Cost: €50.00 – €150.00
Duration: 2 hours
Website:  www.rentalcars.com

Train (TrenItalia)
Cost: €10.00 – €15.00
Duration: 2.5 hours
Website: www.trenitalia.com

Flying to Rome Airport
Rome Airport is a 3-hour drive to Castiglion Fiorentino

Ride Share (Bla Bla Car)
Cost: - €10.00 - €15.00
Duration: 3 hours
Website: www.blablacar.com

Hire Car
Cost: €50.00 - €150.00
Duration: 3 hours
Website: www.rentalcars.com

Train (TrenItalia)
Cost: €15.00 - €30.00
Duration: 2.5 hours
Website: www.trenitalia.com


Arriving – Driving

I’m driving a car and camping DIY?

You may access the campsite with a car and camp near your car. You will not be allowed to park your car on site without pre-registering your vehicle via email.

Please email ciao@flashfestivaltuscany.com to register your vehicle before arriving on site.

Driving to the event?
Parking will be available near the festival.

 

Arriving – Trains

Train is the cheapest, easiest, quickest way to get to Castiglion Fiorentino from all around Italy.

Visit the following websites to plan your travels:

www.trenitalia.com
www.italotreno.it

 

Bathroom Facilities

Camping facilities will include bathroom and toilet facilities.

 

Battery-charging

Batteries can be charged at our Flash Station.

 

Campervans / Caravans

Campervans and Caravans are permitted on site. Every occupant of the campervan must also be in the possession of a valid Weekend Festival Ticket to the event.

You must email ciao@flashfestivaltuscany.com to register your vehicle before arriving on site. Your vehicle will not be allowed to stay on site without a Vehicle Access Pass.

 

Camping

General

Camp sites are located in the grounds of Aeroagriturismo Podere Sant’Apollonia, Via di Castroncello, 47, 52043 Castiglion Fiorentino, Arezzo, Italy and campers have access to all amenities on offer at the campground including showers and toilets.

Every camper must also be in the possession of a valid Weekend Festival Ticket to the event.

There are 3 types of camping:

– Camping DIY (Do It Yourself)
– Grand Canyon Standard
– Festival Teepee Glamping

Camping DIY

Camping DIY is for anyone who has a Camping DIY Pass and owns a Weekend Festival Ticket. You will need to bring your own tent, sleeping bag, pillow and any other necessities.

Camping spaces are allocated upon arrival. If you want to camp with your friends, you will need to arrive together.
 
The campsite is open from Thursday 16th May (12:00 Noon) until Sunday 19th May (12.00 Noon).
 
Please always keep in your mind that you will be camping on agricultural land. Please leave your campsite clean with designated plastic bags and tidy because whatever you leave behind might turn up in your red wine and olive oil.
 
Parking is available next to your camping spot when you pre-register your vehicle at campingatflash@gmail.com. Your vehicle will not be allowed to stay on site without a Vehicle Access Pass.


Camping Terms & Conditions

1) Bring your ID.

2) ALL SITES are considered unpowered.

3) No campfires are permitted within the festival or surrounding areas for safety reasons.

4) No animals permitted anywhere on festival sites (excluding guide dogs or medically authorized assistance dogs.)

5) All rubbish must be removed from your site and placed in bins provided.

6) Glass bottles are not to be taken into amenity blocks due to the safety risks of broken glass.

7) Check-in will be between 12PM–7PM Thursday, and from 8AM Friday.

8) Check out will be between 8AM–12PM Sunday

9) Camping noise curfew applies from 1AM to 8AM.

10) Campers are required to comply with the instructions of the management and security.

11) Intoxication and drug use will not be tolerated

12) Management may evict a camper if management deems that the camper presents a safety risk to other people within the festival, or if the camper damages property or interferes with, or cause or permit interference with the safety, reasonable peace, comfort or privacy of any person lawfully within the venue, or if the camper refuses to follow directions of Festival Management.
13)Festival does not take responsibility for any items left behind.


Carpark

The car park is within festival site. Parking is available next to your camping spot when you pre-register your vehicle at ciao@flashfestivaltuscany.com. Your vehicle will not be allowed to stay on site without a Vehicle Access Pass.

 

Castiglion Fiorentino

A medieval village with an Etruscan heart.

Castiglion Fiorentino is an ancient village, very popular among the Etruscans and during the Roman era, which has kept its medieval walls almost entirely intact, dominated over by the Cassero fortress. It’s no coincidence that in the village piazza archaeologists have discovered a sacred area dating back to the 5th century BCE.

In the Pinacoteca, or art gallery, located in the Church of Sant’Angelo, precious pieces of jewellery from the 13th century and some fine paintings by Margarito, Taddeo Gaddi, Bartolomeo della Gatta and Giorgio Vasari are conserved. 

 

Discrimination

Flash Festival Tuscany should be a place for freedom and diversity. As such we think that it goes without saying that everyone treats each other with respect and tolerance.

Any form of harassment or discrimination will be taken very seriously. Violence will obviously not be tolerated under any circumstances. In case of conflicts, we will do our best to help find a solution.

 

Drugs

Whoever is caught dealing or with illegal substances will be kicked off site. Everyone should be able to party as much as he or she would like to, but everyone should know their own boundaries and look after one another.

 

Flash Cash

Flash Festival has a token system in place.

All items at Flash Festival is to be paid with Flash Cash. Currency may be exchanged at Flash Cash Station inside of Main Entry. Food, drink and merchandise only accept Tokens. The only currency taken at the Flash Cash Station is Euro - €.

Efpos is not available on site, please bring your cash or cards!

 

Fire / Fireworks

Open fires and fireworks are not allowed in the area. Whoever lights up a firework will be kicked off site.

 

Florence / Firenze

Florence is a short drive or train ride from Castiglion Fiorentino. The city boasts outstanding artistic heritage which bears witness to centuries of civilization. Many important historical figures lived in Florence, such as Cimabue and Giotto, the fathers of Italian painting, Arnolfo and Andrea Pisano, renovators of architecture and sculpture.
 
The city was the birthplace of Brunelleschi, Donatello and Massacio, initiators of the Renaissance, and Botticelli, Paolo Uccello and the universal genius of Leonardo and Michelangelo. Their works are hosted in various museums throughout the city: the Uffizi is the most popular painting gallery in the world; the Galleriaacio, initiators of the Renaissance, and Botticelli, Paolo Uccello and the universal genius of Leonardo and Michelangelo. Their works are hosted in various museums throughout the city: the Uffizi is the most popular painting gallery in the world; the Galleria Palatina hosts paintings from ‘The Golden Age’; at the Bargello visitors can enjoy sculptures from the Renaissance or see the works of Beato Angelico in the Museo di San Marco.

The Accademia, the Medici Chapels and the Casa Buonarroti, with sculptures by Michelangelo, are also noteworthy.

Flying to Florence Airport (Toscana Aeroporti Firenze)

Florence Airport is a 1 hour and 15-minute car ride to Castiglion Fiorentino

Ride Share (Bla Bla Car)
Cost: €5.00 – €8.00
Duration: 1 hour
Website: www.blablacar.com
 
Hire Car:
Cost: €50.00 – €150.00
Duration: 1 hour
Website: www.rentalcars.com
 
Train (TrenItalia)
Cost: €8.40
Duration: 45 minutes
Website: www.trenitalia.com


Food & Drink

There will be a food available on-site selling delicious Tuscan food, plus a range of bars with the finest beer and wine.

 

Garbage Deposit

You will be given a rubbish bag when you receive your festival wristband. Don’t forget to use it and deposit your rubbish when you leave.

 

Glass Bottles

It is forbidden to bring glass bottles onto the campsites.

 

Helpers

The anticipation for the next Flash Festival is growing fast, but we wouldn’t have been able to get to this point, without a heap of help. Now you guys can join in! We are looking for hard-working helpers for the Festival weekend. Please contact us at ciao@flashfestivaltuscany.com if you are interested in helping out.

 

Pisa

Known throughout the world for its tower, an extraordinary monument that looks over the Piazza del Duomo. The town boasts a millinery history and its period of grandeur was the era of the Maritime Republics. Pisa is a treasure chest of artistic treasures; from Roman and Gothic churches to piazzas and palaces, visitors will especially enjoy the neighbourhoods that line its ancient roads along the Arno.
 
Pisa hosts a wonderful university which is well-known thanks to its numerous faculties and the Scuola Normale Superiore, located in Piazza dei Cavalieri. In addition to artistic, cultural and historical heritage, the area also boasts noteworthy natural treasures, such as the Migliarino Park, San Rossore, the Litorale and Monte Pisano.

Pisa Airport is a 2 hour drive to Castiglion Fiorentino.
 
Ride Share (Bla Bla Car)
Cost: €7.00 – €10.00
Duration: 2 hours
Website: www.blablacar.com
 
Hire Car
Cost: €50.00 – €150.00
Duration: 2 hours
Website: www.rentalcars.com 

Train (TrenItalia)
Cost: €10.00 - €15.00
Duration: 2 hours
Website: www.trenitalia.com


Prices

We don’t want people to drink warm beer from your tent because you can’t afford cold ones. That’s why the prices at the festival bars will be affordable for you.

 

Respect the Environment

Please don’t disturb the wildlife. Respect the land and don’t pollute.

 

Respect the People

Everyone should feel free and celebrate as much as they want, but don’t forget about the people around you! Have respect for others, look after each other and be ready to help. Then we will all have a wonderful time together.

 

Safety

We do have a few ground rules, most of them are pretty obvious, but they still need to be written down here. Please don’t bring any of the following to the campsite/festival site:

– Any type of weapon
– Glass bottles
– Pyrotechnics
– Gas cookers
– Dogs or other pets.

 

Set Times

Set times will be available closer to the event.

 

Siena

Siena is well-known for its high standard of living. In fact, it was the first municipality in Europe to close its downtown area to traffic in 1966. Siena is an international center of culture and its university is more than 750 years old.
 
It hosts renowned institutions like the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, l’Università per gli Stranieri, the Accademia dei Fisiocriti, and the Accademia degli Intronati. It’s a city that has remained unchanged for centuries and its atmosphere is very unique. Its citizens work to preserve many ancient traditions including the Palio; its spirit is renewed annually with unforgettable power.

 

Shuttle Bus

A shuttle bus will take you between Castiglion Fiorentino and the Festival site. The bus timetable will be available shortly before the festival.

 

Times

The campsite will be open from:
 
12:00 Noon - Thursday 16th May 2019 until
12:00 Noon - Sunday 19th May 2019

 

Tickets

You must provide your photo ID along with your tickets to enter the event.

You can purchase all tickets via our website:

– Flash Opening Theatre Night tickets
– Flash Weekend Festival Tickets
– Camping Passes

Flash Opening Theatre Night tickets

They allow access to the Mario Spina Theatre event on Thursday 16th May 2019.

This ticket doesn't allow access to the festival or to the campsite.

Weekend Festival Tickets

They allow access to the festival from Friday 17th May (9:00 am) until Saturday 18th May 2019. Weekend Festival Tickets will be swapped for a wristband that allows for unlimited re-entry to and from the site for the holder.

This ticket doesn’t allow camping.

Camping Passes

Valid only with a Weekend Festival Ticket.

They allow access to the festival from Thursday 16th May (12:00 pm) until Sunday 19th May 2019 (12:00 pm). The camping pass are not festival tickets.

Refunds

Tickets are non-returnable. Refunds will only be available if the Festival is cancelled. The performers and advertised attractions are subject to change, and no refunds will be offered if any performances are cancelled.

You cannot attend the event anymore?

You can swap your ticket with your friend. You can do it via the mobile Mticket Wallet app or drop us a line with your ticket purchase information and the details of your friend at ciao@flashfestivaltuscany.com


Theatre Night

The Flash Opening Theatre Night is an exciting new entry of this year!

The venue is a magnificent and elegant theatre in the heart of Castiglion Fiorentino.

Shuttle busses will bring you from the Flash Festival site to the venue and back. More details available later on.

Very limited seats available.

 

Tuscany

Few regions in Italy can boast the profound artistic heritage that one can find in Tuscany. The region is full of surprising cultural and historical treasures; its urban architecture and breath-taking monuments leave visitors in awe.
 
Tuscany lends itself to visitors with the proud awareness that it was once the beacon of civilization for the western world. A trip to Tuscany during the third millennium still invites visitors to feel that same sense of beauty that people experienced during the Grand Tour.

 

Weather Tips

Tuscan weather is very unique and special. So that you are prepared for all conditions, here are a couple of packing tips. You shouldn’t forget the following: suncream, sunglasses, bathers, good tent pegs, wind jacket and a torch.

 

What To Bring?

– Your ticket
– Valid photo ID
– Sun Protection
– Hat
– Cash
– Good Vibes

 

What Not To Bring?

The following items are prohibited:
 
– Drugs & Alcohol
– Glass
– Cans
– Chairs or any other furniture (Allowed in Campground)
– Anything studded or spiked (belts, wristbands, tc) or large chains
– Club patches and jackets
– Weapons of any kind (including potential missiles)
– Flares, Fireworks or Sparklers

– Sound or video recorders or professional cameras (with removable lens.)
Small still cameras are allowed.
– Laser lights or laser pens
– Umbrellas (bring a plastic poncho or raincoat instead)
– Dogs or other pets (service dogs excepted)
– Fires and open flames of any kind
– Sound systems (Campground only)
– Eskies, coolers, or chilly bins (Campground only)
– Any other items deemed dangerous or potentially disruptive by Flash Festival Tuscany.


Wristbands

You can come and leave as much as you like. Damaged wristbands can be presented with proof of purchase to receive a replacement. In the case where you do not have a wristband to present, you will have to purchase another one.