28 April 2021 - 18:00
Virtual Wednesday Lecture, on Zoom
by Linda Falcone
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?
To join this lecture with Zoom (no reservation necessary), simply click on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82723807049?pwd=clJSd0swQnpsUXMwYVdRaElwWlRYZz09 at 18:00 on Wednesday 28th April.