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Buon compleanno Giuseppe Verdi!

Buon compleanno Giuseppe Verdi!

The President Dr. Luca Bonomi celebrates with us the birthday of Giuseppe Verdi suggesting four steps to approach the works of the Maestro and lyric opera in general.

Hisham Matar: a month in Siena

Hisham Matar: a month in Siena

Hisham Matar’s A month in Siena is not a travel book, not an art essay, nor a biography. The 2017 Pulitzer prize winner’s latest work is a journey taking place at once in the narrow alleys of Siena, in the contemplation of frescoes and paintings from the XIII – XV centuries, and in the bitter-sweet recollection of past moments and thoughts.

The history of wine in Tuscany

The history of wine in Tuscany

The history of wine in Tuscany dates back to the Etruscan times around the VII century B.C., when they learned the process for wine making from the Greeks who had colonized southern Italy.

Traveling to Italy now: what’s new

Traveling to Italy now: what’s new

The 2020 Coronavirus pandemic is still an ongoing situation all over the world and also in Italy there still are some cases. The global situation is far from being settled, however it appears to be increasingly under control as the awareness of citizens about the problem rises, making the way to good practices and behaviors that allow to contain possible outbreaks.

Richard Wagner’s holiday in Siena

Richard Wagner’s holiday in Siena

Richard Wagner is perhaps the most representative character of the second phase of German Romanticism. As a reformer of modern musical theater he revolutionized the way of thinking about music with his concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk (total work of art), by which he arrived to a synthesis of the poetic, visual, and dramatic arts with music.

Exhibit: Modern Art Collection

Exhibit: Modern Art Collection

Lady Florence’s collection of over 60 masterpieces coming from the Johannesburg Art Gallery: Van Gogh, Degas, Monet, Cézanne, Matisse, Modigliani, Turner, Rodin, Moore, Lichtenstein, Derain, Pissarro, Corot, Sargent, Sisley, Bacon, Rossetti, Warhol, Signac, Picasso and many others.