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NEWSLETTER July 2015
WELCOME

July is the month of heat and music (and hot music) in Florence and Tuscany. Stay cool (or work up a sweat) and enjoy the arts of all kinds with best wishes, from SUZANNE, CORSO, BEI, LESLIE, ANNA PIA, VANNI, ANN and MARIO.


PITCHER & FLACCOMIO PICKS FOR JULY

BEST NEW EXHIBIT AT THE UFFIZI – An Artist Most People Don’t Know

The first major retrospective exhibition ever presented of paintings by the imaginative Italian Renaissance master Piero di Cosimo (1462–1522) premiered at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC a this spring and now travels to the Uffizi.

With themes ranging from the pagan to the divine, the works include loans from churches in Italy and one of his greatest masterpieces, Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints Elizabeth of Hungary, Catherine of Alexandria, Peter, and John the Evangelist with Angels (completed by 1493), from the Museo degli Innocenti, Florence. Several important paintings will undergo conservation treatment before the exhibition, including the Gallery's Visitation with Saints Nicholas of Bari and Anthony Abbot (c. 1489–1490)—one of the artist's largest surviving works.

"We are delighted to share the brilliance of Piero di Cosimo—the Renaissance's most spellbinding storyteller—with our visitors," said Earl A. Powell III, director, National Gallery of Art, Washington. "This is also the first time the Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence has co-organized a paintings exhibition with another museum and we look forward to many more projects with our Italian partners."

A different version of the exhibition, including work by Piero's contemporaries, will be on view at the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence from June 23 through September 27, 2015, entitled Piero di Cosimo (1462–1522): Pittore fiorentino "eccentrico" fra Rinascimento e Maniera.

"No artist has given the world more rare and singular inventions while remaining in the shadow of the Renaissance greats of his time than Piero di Cosimo," said Cristina Acidini, Superintendent of Cultural Heritage for the City and the Museums of Florence. "His beguiling pictorial creations will linger in the imagination of all those who see the exhibition."


P&F PICK APARTMENT RENTAL FOR JULY – Romantic and Modern Rooms With a View

On the top floor (served by an elevator) of Palazzo Machiavelli near the Santa Trintita Bridge is a romantic, modern hide-away with a view. And what a view! From the terrace of this one-bedroom apartment, the two of you and a bottle of chilled Prosecco will be the perfect combination on the warm bright Florentine evenings as the sun sets on a panoramic view of the domes, bell towers and river of Florence.

The neighborhood is just a bit out of the crowds in the center and the neighboring restaurants are welcoming, in case you ever decide to step outside.

For more information click this link.


PICK COCKTAILS FOR JULY – The Odeon Bar


Good cocktail bars are hard to find outside of hotels in Florence and hotel bars serve the most expensive drinks in town. The Odeon Bar, to the side of our favorite Odeon Cinema in Piazza Strozzi, has quite a small inside space, but a sizable outside piazza presence. The tasty cocktails and the people-watching are what you go for. Oh, and they have decent munchies, also.



BEST FLORENCE DANCE FESTIVAL


In the intimate courtyard of the Bargello Museum, from July 9 – July 30, there is a journey into the new age of movement and dance. This year’s festival, the 26th Edition, celebrates modern, post-modern and contemporary dance through a new generation of choreographers and great international dance companies. This year’s edition is inspired by the 150 anniversary of the Republic and the 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante Aligheri. The historic Bargello Museum will provide the backdrop to these multimedia shows, which will feature over 250 artists. Visit www.florencedance.org for the program.



BEST BEACH (IN FLORENCE) FOR JULY


Following the example of Paris, Florence has its own beaches along the Arno River. Naturally, bathing is strictly forbidden, but for those of you who don't like to go to the swimming pool or can’t get to the seashore, this is a fun alternative.


Head to the beach in San Niccolò where you can find umbrellas, sun loungers and other wooden gazebos. And if the heat is unbearable you can have a refreshing shower at the WC facilities. On the upper part of the beach there is the "Easy Living" kiosk for food and drinks.



BEST BOOK FOR JULY – A Valley in Italy by Lisa St. Aubin de Teran


Of all the romantic obsessions in novelist Lisa St Aubin de Teran's life, the search for a castle occupied her the longest--until she saw the magnificent Villa Orsola deep in the Umbrian hills. Only after eagerly signing the ownership papers did she and her husband, painter Robbie Duff-Scott, discover they were the owners of a vast ruin lacking windowpanes, parts of the roof, and other essentials. A Valley in Italy recounts its restoration in the grand style of impossible house and the charms of bohemian family life. It also offers a rare portrait of the life of a. Italian village, where "all things are made to be as enjoyable as possible."



BEST BOOK FOR TEENS FOR JULY – Blonde Ops: A Novel by C. Bennardo & N. Zaman


Expelled from yet another boarding school for hacking, sixteen-year-old Rebecca "Bec" Jackson is shipped off to Rome to intern for Parker Phillips, the editor-in-chief of one of the world's top fashion magazines. But when a mysterious accident lands Parker in a coma, former supermodel and notorious drama queen Candace Worthington takes the reins of the magazine. The American First Lady is in Rome for a cover shoot, and all hands are on deck to make sure her visit goes smoothly.


Bec quickly realizes that Parker's "accident" may not have been quite so accidental, and when the First Lady's life is threatened, Bec is determined to uncover the truth. On top of that, Bec must contend with bitchy models, her new boss, Candace, who is just as difficult as the tabloids say, and two guys, a hunky Italian bike messenger with a thousand-watt smile and a fashion blogger with a razor-sharp wit, who are both vying for her heart.


Can Bec catch the person who's after the First Lady, solve the mystery of Parker's accident, and juggle two cute boys at the same time? Blonde Ops is a fun, action-packed romp through the hallways of a fashion magazine and the cobblestone streets of Rome.



BEST VENUE FOR AN EVENING IN JULY – Summer At The Bargello


Until September 22 at the Bargello Museum, via del Proconsolo 4, there will be music and dance. It is an intimate evening in an evocative space under the stars.

The courtyard of the beautiful Bargello Museum will be filled with artistic performances all summer. Highlights among the more than 70 events include classical music, jazz or theater and the Florence Dance Festival (see above).


See www.estatealbargello.it/ for details.



BEST EXTRAVAGANZA FOR JULY The Palio in Siena


Each year on July 2nd and August 16th, the Palio of Siena takes place in Italy. Ten bareback jockeys circle the main piazza three times on horses they may have met just four days earlier; while the actual prize may be the Palio, a silk painted banner, there's much more at stake. The competition between neighborhoods has roots going back centuries, and established rivalries add further dimension to the race. The historical procession preceding the race is unlike any parade ever experienced.


The race itself lasts less than 2 minutes, but that explosion of activity marks the culmination of a four-day crescendo of fascinating events, starting with the selection of the horses and concluding with the breathless gallop of the race. On a deeper level, for the Sienese people, the Palio is part of their lives 24/7, 365 days a year. They are either strategizing, preparing, or participating when they’re not celebrating victory or gnashing their teeth in defeat.

 



BEST OF THE REST FOR JULY


MUSIC FOR JULY

FLORENCE YOUTH FESTIVAL


The 17th Edition of the Festival Orchestre Giovanili kicks off in Florence on June 28 and runs to July 10. The concerts are free to attendees.


The International Florence Youth Orchestra's Festival was created in 1999 to allow young musicians from Europe and beyond the opportunity to participate in an intense and quality Italian musical experience. The Festival is held each July and culminates in a total of 50-75 concerts given by 15-20 orchestras distributed throughout the beautiful region of Tuscan. The Festival aims to represent as many different cultures and nationalities as possible and encourages applications from all international youth and student symphony orchestras. This year the festival is dedicated to Gustav Mahler.


The Festival is open to all international youth chamber and symphony orchestras, which are free to choose their own programs ranging from baroque to contemporary music. Eligibility for the Festival is assigned according to concert program and musical level, but high standard youth groups are generally able to participate. During the Festival each orchestra performs three or four concerts. The main festival venue in Florence is the beautiful Piazza della Signoria, the Church of S. Stefano and the others in some of the most beautiful venues in towns such as: Lucca, Arezzo, Siena, Viareggio, Montecatini Terme, San Gimignano, Venezia, Pisa, Padova, Montepulciano, Modena, Perugia, Cortona, and Spoleto.


Find the full schedule here: http://www.florenceyouthfestival.com/2015.html



LINARI CLASSIC MUSIC FESTIVAL


Linari Classic is delighted to announce its 2015 programme. This year the dates of the Festival will be the 14th, 16th, 18th, 20th and 23rd July. The music festival’s beautiful venues include Sant'Appiano, Volpaia, Paneretta and Nipozzano. The Musical Director, Joris van Rijn and other great musicians will open the Festival at Sant'Appiano. Linari will have again Jayson Gillham along with our young, exceptional Italian violinist. The Nash Ensemble are returning for concerts on the 18th and 20th July. The Schubert Ensemble Trio are coming back for our final concert on the 23rd July.


Situated between Florence and Siena, Linari is a medieval hilltop 'Borgo' in the Chianti Classico area, one of the most enchanting parts of Tuscany. The first Linari Classic Musical Festival was created and established in 2003 by Airdrie Armstrong Terenghi. She is now the Festival's principal organiser and Artistic Director, and works in collaboration with the renowned musician and Festival musical director Joris Van Rijn. Every summer at Linari, the concerts range from Early to Contemporary classical music. The musicians are professionals from around the world.


Their wonderful musicians journey to Linari each year for the sheer joy and pleasure of performing and living in such exotically beautiful settings, and in the presence of the most appreciative audiences. Performance settings include picturesque local churches such as Sant'Appiano, ancient castles and private villas such as Villa Gamberaia. See the website at http://www.linariclassic.com/ for their locations section for more information on directions and contact details.



MUSIC IN THE SCULPURE PARK


Parco Sculture del Chianti kicks off its 2015 Musical Evenings at the Amphitheatre on Tuesdays from 13 July through 18 August, 19:00. For July Tango, Opera and Napolitan Songs lead off the offerings.


See www.chiantisculpturepark.it/program2015.htm for the program of the 2015 season concerts.

MUSICA DA VINO – Music at the Winery


Come enjoy the second season of Music in the Vineyard. Each evening will have a different theme and program, which will be linked together by impresario John Wregg. He believes passionately that explanation is one of the keys to enjoyment of the classic arts.


Dinner will include wine, antipasto prepared freshly; meats from the Gambassi family of Poggibonsi, including their renowned porchetta; primo sale pecorino all rounded off with Il Piano’s Vin Santo with cantucci. Your hosts will be Andrea Carlessi and David Hughes.

Cost: 35 euro per person. Reserve at: http://www.musicadavino.com/page2.html

Tel : (0039) 3492253295 (English & French spoken)

Fax : (0039) 0577 940551

E-Mail : musicadavino@gmail.com

Web Site : musicadavino.com

Loc. Montauto, 053037 San Gimignano (SI)



MAGGIO MUSICALE FIORENTINO


For this 78th Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, The Barber of Seville and Madame Butterfly are the final offering of the season. Don’t miss your first glimpse of the new Opera House.


Go to the website at www.maggiofiorentino.com for all of the details.


Ticket Office Teatro Comunale

Corso Italia 16 - Firenze - fax: +39 055 287222 Tues. - Fri. 10:00-16:30 & Sat. 10:00-13:00

Tickets on line www.maggiofiorentino.com tickets@maggiofiorentino.com



LUCCA MUSIC FESTIVAL


The Lucca Summer Music Fest is one of the most famous in Tuscany, pulling big names from all over the world. There is a little something for everyone. This summer start off with Bob Dylan followed by John Legend and end with Snoop Dog, with much more in between, from July 1 to July 28. For details, see www.summer-festival.com .



GO TO BARGA FOR GREAT OPERA


The Opera Barga Festival is an annual opera festival held in July in the town of Barga, near Lucca. Founded in 1967 by Peter Gellhorn and Lorenzo Malfatti, its performances take place in the late 18th Century theatre, Teatro dei Differenti which seats 289. (Between 1982 and 1998, the theatre was taken over by the town administration and closed for renovations.)


The main artistic aim of the festival is to perform works from the Baroque era - in addition to modern operas - and, since its inception, it has staged more than 40 operas, many being heard for the first time in modern times. The performers are young musicians taking part in the festival's summer school. Past participants have included the Welsh operatic tenor Dennis O'Neill, and the bass-baritone, John Del Carlo.


This year the 49th Edition of the Opera Barga Festival runs from June 26 to July 19.


For more information, see http://www.operabarga.it/italiano/programma-2014/ (in Italian);

operabarga@gmail.com; 058/3723250



MUSIC SCHOOL OF FIESOLE SUMMER CONCERTS


The Scuola di Musica di Fiesole has a summer concert schedule at Villa Torricia that runs through July 4. Download the schedule at: http://www.scuolamusicafiesole.it/en/



MUSIC AT LA FOCE – Incontri in Terra di Siena


From July 25 to 31, Incontri in Terra di Siena, celebrating its 27th year, was founded in 1989 in memory of Antonio Origo and his wife Iris, the well-known Anglo-American writer. After moving to the area southeast of Siena in 1924, the Origos dedicated their lives to the development and progress of the Val d'Orcia and its people.


Based at Villa La Foce and the nearby medieval castle, Castelluccio, Incontri's aim is to spread the appreciation of music and art through concerts, meetings, and artistic events held in the many beautiful neighboring towns that include Pienza, Radicofani, Cetona, Città della Pieve and San Quirico d'Orcia. Art and music is a meeting ground for the awareness of many issues, from the understanding and collaboration between peoples to increased cultural interaction between America and Europe and the challenge of musical and literary education for the young.


Antonio Lysy, grandson of Antonio and Iris Origo, is both an internationally-acclaimed cellist and current professor at UCLA, as well as being Incontri's Artistic Director and its principal founder. In past seasons, he has invited renowned artists Pascal Rogé and Kathryn Stott to be guest Music Directors while musicians such as Charles Dutoit, Maurizio Pollini, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Hans Werner Henze are on the Incontri's Honorary Board.


See this years schedule at: http://www.itslafoce.org/?action=home



ITALIAN BRASS WEEK


From July 19 to 26 the festival Internazionale degli Ottoni offer the music of horns in Florence and Vinci. This is the 16th Edition of the celebrated show of brass force. Brass and percussion players of the world reunite in Italy to give breath to brass, wings to talent and music to the people. Students will be tutored by international brass virtuosi, soloists and members of the great orchestras of the world. Together they will form jazz bands and the Italian Brass Week Ensemble, a unique international group of musical ambassadors directed by Dale Clevenger. The ensemble will perform in the New Florence Opera House. BUT on July 24 head down to the Arno where the horns will be floating on the river at 8:30pm.


Check out the schedule at: http://italianbrass.com/en/agenda/Competition-Ibw-2014-Scholarship/515


BUT WHAT IF I JUST GOT TO FLORENCE AND JULY IS ALMOST OVER?

Not to worry! … Here are a bunch of events or exhibits that will still be happening in late July and August:

GO TO THE GARDENS


The gardens of Florence are among the city’s finest gems With all of Florence’s art, food and wine, many people forget to check out the city’s gorgeous, and historic, gardens. So go off the beaten path, pack a light lunch (and a blanket)… and head off to smell the roses! Remember, too, that the gardens in Florence are particularly perfect for cooling off in the warmer months.


Boboli Gardens

Even the word Boboli exudes a bit of playfulness and intrigue! The Boboli Gardens—Giardini di Boboli—make up the most famous garden in Florence, and you quickly see why. The gardens are basically the backyard of the Pitti Palace, a private area for Cosimo I de’ Medici and his wife Eleonora di Toledo in the 16th Century.


As years passed, the Medici and Lorriane families expanded their inventory of sculptures dating from the 16th and 18th centuries, building an outdoor museum boasting some of the best views of their beloved city. Today, some of the main highlights set amidst the 11 acres include the Porcelain Museum, Neptune’s Fountain, the Viottolone cypress alley, Buontalenti’s Grotto, Cypress Lane, Isolotto’s basin and the amphitheatre.


Giardino Bardini

Just below the Boboli Gardens lie the stunning Bardini Gardens, which have quite a history! In the 1700s, Giulio Mozzi enriched the 4-hectare property with walls and fountains. After passing through the hands of many other owners, Stefano Bardini, the famous antique dealer, purchased the land in 1913. He added on other renovations, like paths through the gardens.


Highlights include walking through the tunnel of wisteria, the Baroque stairs, six fountains with mosaic treatments and Villa Bardini. It sits just over the Arno River—giving you some of the best up close views of downtown—on Via dei Bardi 1R.


After a major restoration that began in 2000, the garden reopened to the public in 2009. Entrance is included in your ticket to Boboli, so visit both the same day!


Rose Garden

The Rose Garden—Giardino delle Rose—is another treasure in the Oltrarno neighborhood of Florence. The City of Florence commissioned Giuseppe Poggi to design the Rose Garden on 2.5 acres back in 1865. Poggi’s inspiration stemmed (pun intended!) from French gardens, giving it a more natural and rustic feeling.


Be on the lookout for more than 350 types of roses and even the Japanese Shorai Oasis, which was gifted to Florence from Kyoto, its twin city.

Another unique attribute is the donated art collection of the French artist Jean Michel Folon. The collection was donated by Folon’s wife after his death to ensure that he was always tied to Florence.

There are 10 bronze (outside) and 2 plaster sculptures (in the greenhouse) on permanent display.

The views are lush with a direct panorama over Florence and the Duomo. It is a public garden, so entrance is free every day from 9am until sunset. It’s located at Viale Giuseppe Poggi 2.


Stibbert Museum

The Stibbert Museum, or Museo Stibbert, is better known for its 57 rooms filled with over 50,000 relics (armoury, antiques, costumes, paintings, tapestries, glasses, and so on) of the late Frederick Stibbert from the 1800s. He inherited enough money in his early twenties that he never had to work; his work, instead, became a labor of love dedicated to turning his expanding villa into a museum for Florence—and the landscape into a serene English-style garden. Today, you will find rare plants, a Greek temple, an Egyptian temple, a pond, a “lemon house” and more!


The exotic, lush garden around the museum is free and open during set hours throughout the year. The Stibbert Garden is a rare treat since it is out of the city center on Via Federigo Stibbert 26.


THE PALIO IN SIENA


Each year on August 16th, the Palio of Siena takes place in Italy. Ten bareback jockeys circle the main piazza three times on horses they may have met just four days earlier; while the actual prize may be the Palio, a silk painted banner, there's much more at stake. The competition between neighborhoods has roots going back centuries, and established rivalries add further dimension to the race. The historical procession preceding the race is unlike any parade ever experienced.


The race itself lasts less than 2 minutes, but that explosion of activity marks the culmination of a four-day crescendo of fascinating events, starting with the selection of the horses and concluding with the breathless gallop of the race. On a deeper level, for the Sienese people, the Palio is part of their lives 24/7, 365 days a year. They are either strategizing, preparing, or participating when they’re not celebrating victory or gnashing their teeth in defeat.



MUSIC IN THE SCULPURE PARK


Parco Sculture del Chianti kicks off its 2015 Musical Evenings at the Amphitheatre on Tuesdays from 13 July through 18 August, 19:00. For July Tango, Opera and Napolitan Songs lead off the offerings.


See www.chiantisculpturepark.it/program2015.htm for the program of the 2015 season concerts.



SUMMER AT THE BARGELLO


Until September 22 at the Bargello Museum, via del Proconsolo 4, Florence

The courtyard of the beautiful Bargello Museum will be filled with musical, dance and theatre performances all summer. Highlights among the more than 70 events include classical music on July 6 and 17 and the Florence Dance Festival (June 2 – July 24).


See http://www.polomuseale.firenze.it/it/eventi/evento.php?t=5190c674f1c3bc300c00001c for details.



FUN, FESTIVALS AND FOOD OUTSIDE OF FLORENCE FOR JULY

FIESOLE


Estate Fiesolana-Music, Dance, Theater, and art come together at perhaps the best-known festival in the area and is famous for its rich calendar of events and international star lineup. Part of the Estate Fiesolana, is the jazz lineup with Jazzsonic, Pino Marino and Frida Neri. The summer program celebrating music, theater, dance and art includes Johanna Knauf, Pat Mtheny and Tommy the Rock Opera. Be sure to attend at least one event, if only to enjoy the amphitheater and a cool breeze on a summer evening. From June 02 to July 31; see www.estatefiesolana.it for more information. Events are held in Fiesole, Pratolino and Girone.



LUCCA MUSIC FESTIVAL


The Lucca Summer Music Fest is one of the most famous in Tuscany, pulling big names from all over the world. There is a little something for everyone. This summer start off with Bob Dylan followed by John Legend and end with Snoop Dog, with much more in between, from July 1 to July 28. For details, see www.summer-festival.com .



LINARI CLASSIC MUSIC FESTIVAL


Linari Classic is delighted to announce its 2015 programme. This year the dates of the Festival will be the 14th, 16th, 18th, 20th and 23rd July. The music festival’s beautiful venues include Sant'Appiano, Volpaia, Paneretta and Nipozzano. The Musical Director, Joris van Rijn and other great musicians will open the Festival at Sant'Appiano. Linari will have again Jayson Gillham along with our young, exceptional Italian violinist. The Nash Ensemble are returning for concerts on the 18th and 20th July. The Schubert Ensemble Trio are coming back for our final concert on the 23rd July.


Situated between Florence and Siena, Linari is a medieval hilltop 'Borgo' in the Chianti Classico area, one of the most enchanting parts of Tuscany. The first Linari Classic Musical Festival was created and established in 2003 by Airdrie Armstrong Terenghi. She is now the Festival's principal organiser and Artistic Director, and works in collaboration with the renowned musician and Festival musical director Joris Van Rijn. Every summer at Linari, the concerts range from Early to Contemporary classical music. The musicians are professionals from around the world.


Their wonderful musicians journey to Linari each year for the sheer joy and pleasure of performing and living in such exotically beautiful settings, and in the presence of the most appreciative audiences. Performance settings include picturesque local churches such as Sant'Appiano, ancient castles and private villas such as Villa Gamberaia. See the website at http://www.linariclassic.com/ for their locations section for more information on directions and contact details.



ARCHEOLOGICAL NIGHTS – Le Notti dell’Archeologia


Channel your inner Indiana Jones at over 100 museums, parks and archeological sites around Tuscany that will stay open into the wee hours with events, guided tours and tons of activities for kids. Le Notti dell'Archeologia runs until July 31. For information: http://www.regione.toscana.it/nottidellarcheologia



GO TO PRATO FOR ART & MUSIC


The Festival delle Colline, celebrating its 36th year, from July 8 to July 28, this popular festival in Prato features internationally renowned artists performing all'aperto. Music ranges from African rhythms to jazz to classic orchestral fare. Find the complete schedule at www.festivaldellecolline.com .



SAN DONATO IN POGGIO


At the Chianti Star Festival until July 21 at Palazzo Malaspina, science and art unite in this celebration of the Chianti area and dissemination of scientific culture. Meet OpenLab professors and researchers dedicated to the relationship between art and science, see an international contemporary art exhibit and watch films which explore what happens when art meets science.


Visit http://eng.chiantistarfestival.com/ for more information.



MONTERIGGIONI


At the Monteriggioni Festival (July 3-5 and 10-12) costumes, taverns, minstrels, acrobats, jesters, stilt walkers, sword swallowers, storytellers and pageants are only part of the fun. The small town of Monteriggioni will go back to medieval times for two weekends only. With many multilingual performances, visitors from across the globe are welcome. Find out more at www.monteriggioni.info/monteriggioni.htm .



MERCATINO DI APRILANTE - Artisanal Crafts Market


Sun. 5 (morning to afternoon) visit Panzano-in-Chianti. The first Sunday of each month the weekly town market held in Panzano is expanded with artisan booths of all sorts. Depending on which vendors show up, you'll find honey and pecorino (sheep's milk) cheese makers, hand-embroidered linen makers, boutique wineries and antique dealers and much more. To visit Panzano by car from Florence or Siena, take Route 222, the "Chiantigiana" highway passing through the Chianti wine area. From the west, there is a road connecting with the highway at Tavarnelle or S. Donato. This pretty road passes the monastery of Badia a Passignano. It is also possible to reach Panzano by SITA bus from Florence. The trip takes about one hour.



FIESOLE ANTIQUE MARKET


On Sun. 5, as on every first Sunday of the month, from 8 am to sunset, you can enjoy a visit to Fiesole with the added fun of perusing the stands filled with bric-brac and antiques. Piazza Mino. For info phone 0555978373.


TUSCAN TRAVELER'S ITALIAN FOOD RULES FOR THE P&F NEWSLETTER

Italian Food Rules and Italian Life Rules written by Ann Reavis has been published! Find a copy at The Paperback Exchange at Via delle Oche, 4r, or on Amazon.com and Amazon.it.


MESSAGES TO & FROM NEWSLETTER READERS

Invitation to Newsletter Readers & Friends:

The Pitcher & Flaccomio Newsletter would like to invite readers and friends of readers to submit announcements of upcoming events that may be of interest to visitors and residents of Florence and Tuscany, provide shopping tips, and/or comments on what’s “right” or “wrong” in Florence (or the Newsletter). We can’t promise to put every announcement in the newsletter, but we appreciate your support, interest and messages.

Please send an email to info@pitcherflaccomio.com or newsletter@pitcherflaccomio.com .


JULY WISHES

Music, music, music is in the summer air this July. Enjoy the opera, symphony, dance and tunes in Florence and under the Tuscan stars.

All the best,

Staff
Pitcher and Flaccomio


http://www.pitcherflaccomio.com/
 
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