Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life from what we give” — Winston Churchill. Sometimes, for something good to happen in life, you have to fight for it. In a world with so much beauty yet so much sadness, we should all be asking ourselves a crucial question: how are we making a difference?

You may find it challenging to know where to start, or feel uncertain about which charities to support — which of the ‘worthy’ causes are truly worthy? What if we told you that you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be involved in an philanthropic event that is not only unparalleled, but will afford you a chance to really make a difference in people’s lives?

Picture this: a beautifully warm evening, delectable, melt-in-your-mouth food, excellent wines and incredible entertainment by some of the world’s top performers. You are dressed to the nines in the finest eveningwear, and enjoying an event that is a first class experience — against the remarkable backdrop of the enchanting city of Florence. All this, while making a difference. Join Andrea Bocelli and a myriad of other stars at the exclusive, third annual Celebrity Fight Night in Italy.

In the 20 years the Celebrity Fight Night has been running in America, the event has raised a staggering amount of over $100 million and three years ago saw the rise of the Italian version. The Celebrity Fight Night in Italy is an elite charity event, running from the 7th to the 12th of September 2016, and this year will be showcasing the very best of Florence and Venice. Held in Muhammad Ali’s honour, the aim is to raise as much money as possible to put towards numerous notable charities, the most significant of which are the following:

The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological

Parkinson’s is a disease that gradually worsens over time. There is no clear understanding of the cause, and no definite cure. It manifests itself physically though tremors, muscle stiffness and sometimes even instability. For some, being diagnosed with Parkinson’s feels like a death sentence. Thankfully, centers like The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological exist — assuring people it is far from the end for them. They provide access to numerous medicines and surgical treatments that give patients “new weapons to fight their disease”. Their incredible work doesn’t stop there — they provide support groups and outreach and education programs for patients in order for them to better deal and cope with their illness.

The Andrea Bocelli Foundation

Empowering people and communities” is the perfect description for what this inspirational charity achieves. In a world with so much poverty, illness and starvation, the Andrea Bocelli Foundation refuses to turn a blind eye. But their focus transcends just ‘helping’ people: they seek to empower, to give people the tools that they need to help themselves and to truly change their lives and their situations — whatever they may be. Andrea Bocelli sums it up so beautifully “I strongly believe that love does justice. And it is for this simple reason that we are all responsible for building a better world. Since love energizes faith, the opposite must also be true. The amazing lives we have been gifted offer us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give the less fortunate a better future and opportunities.”

Imagine being a fundamental part of these heartwarming charities, and by supporting the Celebrity Fight Night, you certainly will be. The generosity of previous guests has seen $18 million raised over the last two events in Italy for this extremely worthy cause, and rumour has it that 2016 is going to be even more spectacular. This star-studded event is also known for its red carpet-worthy guestlist: George Clooney, Ronnie Dunn, John Legend, Sophia Loren, Sharon Stone and Lionel Richie, to name but a few.

While the full event runs for five days, we at Charme & Adventure have come together with the Andrea Bocelli Foundation to bring you two incredible events during Celebrity Fight Night. These are not to be missed:

September 9th: Indulge in delightful aperitifs in the most astounding location you can imagine: the Carrara Marble Quarry in the Alpi Apuane, where it would appear that the ‘snow’ is eternal. Quarries were first introduced in the magnificent area by the Romans some 2,000 years ago, and the very place Michelangelo himself traveled to in search of the marble which later was transformed into two of his masterpieces: the Pietà and David. The evening will end with a spectacular dinner at Andrea and Veronica Bocelli’s villa in the gorgeous coastal town, Forte dei Marmi, in northern Tuscany.

September 11th: Revel in an evening of glitz and glamour at the Celebrity Fight Night’s extraordinary gala event at the Salone del Cinquecento, in Florence’s City hall, the Palazzo Vecchio. Built in 1495, the impressive hall that is the Salone del Cinquecento boasts beautiful historic frescos painted by the artist Vasari, has an incredibly ornate ceiling and is lined by six mesmerizing statues. The piece de resistance, Michelangelo’s the Genius of Victory, stands in the perfect place to leave a lasting impression: center stage.

If embarking on this extraordinary and exclusive journey rubbing shoulders with the most glamorous celebrities, while supporting incredible causes and charities, sounds like something you cannot afford to miss, then contact us. Space is limited, so book today to avoid disappointment. Our team of passionate locals can help create an incredible and memorable bespoke trip around the Celebrity Fight Night so that you are able to truly experience Italy like never before. Join Andrea Bocelli and other stars on a fulfilling adventure honouring a truly worthy cause. It’s positively life changing — in more ways than one.

by Luca on Mar 1, 2016