Linda Falcone: Fighting Spirits: Vernon Lee’s campaign to save medieval Florence

Not to be missed:

Tonight’s Wednesday lecture at the British Institute in Florence will feature Linda Falcone about Vernon Lee’s campaign to save medieval Florence!

“Florence’s turn-of-the-century plan for urban renewal included replacing the Ponte Vecchio. It took an international campaign led by English author Vernon Lee, living at Il Palmerino, to stop plans for the ‘self-mutilation’ of medieval Florence.

How would the city’s subsequent decisions  affect the artisan’s district in the Oltrarno, ‘where the police wouldn’t go’, and how did the so-called ‘English colony’ of artists, writers and intellectuals create the image of Florence that continues to exist in the collective consciousness today? ”

(From the presentation of this lecture to be found here:

To join this  lecture with Zoom (no reservation necessary), simply click on this link: at 18:00 on Wednesday 28th April. 

Attendance is free of charge, but you are welcome to donate to the British Institute by clicking here

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