On the Republican Renaissance Spirit

Far from being a pedantic history lesson, this digression on the three Florentine republics that succeeded one another from 1494 (the year of the expulsion of the Medici who, fearful, conniving and rumoured in cahoots with the French of Charles VIII, were overthrown by spontaneous citizen uprisings) intends to bring to light that voluntary, popular and democratic spirit that took place after decades of Medici domination, ignited by the vehement preaching of Friar Girolamo Savonarola.

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The “Fochi di San Giovanni”

It was customary for the eve of St. John to celebrate and light bonfires of or brooms in the city, in the squares and in the countryside and on the hills around the city to celebrate the summer solstice. They were the ‘fires of rejoicing’ which, recalling their pagan origins, attributed sacredness to light. Of that ancient pagan heritage, Florence has preserved the tradition of fires, organized today by the Society of St. John the Baptist with the contribution of the CR Firenze Foundation and the collaboration of the Municipality of Florence.

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Meeting with Leonardo Varasano

There is a Perugia on the crest of the wave. And it is the one that last year broke all the records of tourist presences from 2017 to rise, exceeding one million presences. There is a Perugia that is regaining possession of its places, sacred and profane, in which the history and actuality of the city of the Griffin lives. And there is an industrious Perugia, in which the neighbourhoods are experiencing a second great season of infrastructural expansion.

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The Bella Vita in Tuscany with Team Cars

For those of us who were born in the ’70s, it is not difficult to evoke the romantic aesthetic, a decadent thread, of those times still devoted to beauty and freedom, where living the good life consisted exactly in having a precise and determined style – where even roaring engines and sports cars played their daring game. Today we know the Team Cars team that is able to give back this ‘lost’ dream to sports car lovers. Imagine what a spectacle it would be to enter the Tuscan countryside with a super car!

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Andrea Roggi, Vital Energy Manifests itself in the Ki

Recently placed, with great logistical and operational effort, as an extreme bulwark of land and sky in front of the vastness of the Tyrrhenian Sea, the monumental work of the master Andrea Roggi will be a magnetic and symbolic pole for the Tuscan coast. It is worth taking a tour of Versilia, more precisely on the pier of Forte dei Marmi, to admire the latest work by the Valdichiana artist: ‘Ki’ – which will be on display until 10 July 2024.

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Renaissance in the Workshop. Perugino Among the Greats of History, a Major Exhibition at the Civic Museum of Palazzo della Penna in Perugia

The exhibition at Palazzo della Penna chooses to offer visitors an unprecedented reading of Perugia’s story, focusing on the theme of the “artist’s workshop”, which began to take shape in the Middle Ages, in particular with the affirmation of Giotto’s art, and then consolidated, in its most typical characteristics, during the Renaissance period also thanks to Perugino, whose entrepreneurial skills are known no less than their artistic skills.

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(Golden) Flowers in Chianti

The “Vivaio Fiori nel Chianti” now extends over two different areas: the production nursery is in the Municipality of Impruneta, while the exhibition and sales nursery is located in the Municipality of Greve in Chianti, near Strada. Today, the company operates throughout the Tuscan territory even if, in Chianti, it has laid deep roots with creations of absolute importance and international patronage.

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The Gender Struggle

The ‘gender struggle’ is today the new ‘class struggle’. And its promoters have a similar cultural background: from communist egalitarianism to post-capitalist levelling is a short step. The male and female genders – now de-generated, disempowered, undefined – disintegrate and lose themselves in undifferentiated ‘consumption units’, without real life, emotionally empty, for the use of the market and its demiurges.

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