Spring has sprung, as the black-and-white winter gives way to full-colour once more. Traditionally a time of re-birth and hope, the Spring equinox, this year, seems to have opened more than one new door. As nature prepares for its greatest season of giving, artists from all over the world prepare their artwork for BambinAsta, an auction for childrens charities scheduled for March 26 at Villa Cora, in Florence. Artists such as Michele Benedetto, Emilio Pucci, Ron Swenson, Nolde Bansiger, and actor Paul Newman, to name a few, have donated their work to help raise funds for non-profit organisations operating in Tuscany. Auction beneficiaries include Soccorso Clown, The Dalia Center, Fondazione Dynamos Villaggio and the International School of Florence Scholarship Program.