Hundreds of archival photographs document the many villa’s arrangements, indicating a strong interest for the creation of a perfect art space.
From the Goncourt brothers to Balzac, from D’Annunzio to Serao, from Vernon Lee to Henry James to Walter Benjamin, the bourgeois interior became a subject of creativity and an image of history and interiority.
The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments.
Florence originated as a Roman city, and later, after a long period as a flourishing trading and banking medieval commune, it was the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Ticket prices for a bus trip from Bologna to Florence are subject to demand.
A rule of thumb: The earlier you book, the cheaper the fare – with a bit of luck you might score a ticket for only £4.57.
Not only is it one of the most beautiful and magical cities on this planet, not only is it on the most stunning part of the Mediterranean, not only is it the best pizza and pasta in the world, not only is it way cheaper and sexier than Rome, Milano or Florence, not only is it a short train rain or motorcycle ride to Vesuvius, Pompei, the Amalfi Coast, Rome, and a million other things you must see before you die- the big secret about Napoli that none of the guidebooks mention is- There are about 10 single men for every single woman.
Workshop leaders include: Francesca Baldry (NYU Florence), Dorothea Barrett (NYU Florence), Cristina Bellini (NYU Florence), Margherita Ciacci (NYU Florence), Jay Clayton (Vanderbilt), Dino Franco Felluga (Purdue), Hilary Fraser (Birkbeck), Jessamyn Hatcher (NYU), Leah Price (Harvard), Jonah Siegel (Rutgers), and Garrett Stewart (U Iowa).
During this time, participants will also have a chance to choose one of two tours: one to the English Cemetery (led by Julia Bolton Holloway of the Biblioteca e Bottega Fioretta Mazzei, Italy); one to visit the Victorian holdings of the National Archives, Florence, with its director, Carla Zarrilli, and Caterina del Vivo of ANAI Toscana, Italy. We will also have a special sequence of panels on Charles Darwin, with papers by David Amigoni, Isobel Armstrong, Miranda Butler, Gowan Dawson, Devin Griffiths, John Holmes, George Levine, Cannon Schmitt, James Secord, and Jonathan Smith.
According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, it was politically, economically, and culturally one of the most important cities in Europe and the world from the 14th to 16th centuries.
The language spoken in the city during the 14th century was, and still is, accepted as the Italian language.