The writing on the walls: inscriptions in the streets of Florence

23 January 2019 - 18:00

Lecture in English by Graham Avery


Graham Avery talks about the historical inscriptions that you can see in the streets of Florence. Learn about Charlemagne’s visit in 805, the fake news from Jerusalem in 1300, the death of the Venetian Ambassador’s horse in 1530, the prohibition of prostitutes and bad behaviour in the 1700s, and much more. Graham Avery is a political scientist and is currently a Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence.


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The 2019 opening season is made possible by a generous donation from Michael and Alessandra Griffiths