New York University, in partnership with Friends of Florence and the City of Florence convened two meetings to commemorate the anniversary of “L’Alluvione,” a flood that ravaged the city of Florence and damaged countless pieces of art of immeasurable value, some irreparably. The symposium brought together regional actors together with international experts and scholars from […]
The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Institute of Culture in Washington DC sponsored a lecture in May featuring Simonetta Brandolini d’Adda, founder and President of “Friends of Florence”, and Fred Hiebert, PhD, Archaeology Fellow at the National Geographic Society. Opening remarks were made by Ambassador of Italy to the U.S., Armando Varricchio, and Director of the […]
Bill Cook and Ross King will lead a seminar on Dante and the Origins of the World. The three half-day sessions will explore Dante’s life and writings in order to realize how his work influenced the world of the Italian Renaissance, and how, seven centuries after it was written, his poetry still speaks to us today. The […]
Aspen Institute Society of Fellows Symposium – Forever Changing the World: Saint Francis of Assisi and Giotto
This symposium, which featured Simonetta Brandolini d’Adda and Friends of Florence Academic Advisors Dr. Bill Cook and Dr. Ross King, examined how St. Francis and Giotto were paramount to the intellectually significant movement, the Renaissance, forever changing the landscape of Italy, Europe as a whole, and even today’s world.
On October 18, 2011, the Chicago Chapter of Friends of Florence hosted an event at Spiaggia featuring cocktails, dinner, and a live auction to benefit the restoration of the Tribune in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Marchese Piero Antinori, President of Marchesi Antinori vintners and Board Member of Friends of Florence, and Contessa Simonetta Brandolini […]