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October 18, 2023 at 6pm

Lecture by Linda Falcone (online and on site)

British Institute of Florence, Wednesday Lecture Series. Lungarno Guicciardini 9 – Florence

Lecture admission: 12 euro, reservations recommended

Palazzo Pitti, ph. by Silvano Silvia

Eleonora de Toledo’s purchase of the Pitti Palace – a sixteenth-century decision that triggered the emergence of the Oltrarno artisan district – Vittoria della Rovere’s role in inspiring and supporting art and craftsmanship at the Poggio Imperiale, Violante di Baviera’s cultural salon at Villa Lampeggi and even Bianca Cappello’s unique palace on via Maggio. This talk explores the role of noblewomen and how they were ‘influencers’ in their day. The ‘palazzo’ idea is not limited to aristocratic women involved in governance, however. Felicie de Fauveau’s art atelier in via degli Serragli is a case in point.

Details of how to attend in person or online at Special Events - The British Institute of Florence

This event is part of the ‘Palace women’ programme which rediscovers female forerunners in the monumental Florentine venues in which they lived and worked. With Special thanks to donors Alice Vogler, Donna Malin, Margie MacKinnon and Wayne McArdle

This prject is made possible thanks to the support of Enjoy, Respect and Feel Florence, funded by Italy’s Ministry of Tourism, the Fund for Development and Cohesion, the Municipality of Florence and Feel Florence.


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