Pier Pasolini

“Petrolio” di Pasolini

Just started a new book!! Look at this great passage from the first pages: Era una giornata straordinariamente bella. Dopo quel passag- gio di nuvole ‘mitiche’ cui ho già accennato, era tornato il sereno, e il sole splendeva liberamente senza che nulla si frapponesse tra la città e la sua luce. Ora, era proprio questa…

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Basilica di Santa Trinita

This church was originally built in the 11-hundreds, but later rebuild in the 1260-80s and then reconstructed several times. It’s one of my favorite churches to visit as it’s very close to home, with lots of nice chapels with new stuff to discover every time. And it’s free! The architectural style is a Renaissance/Gothic mix.…

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Salone dei Cinquecento

The Hall of the Five Hundred (meaning 500 public representatives of the city) was originally commissioned and built by Savonarola in 1494: Pope Leo X (Medici) in the center. Then, around 100 years after the Medicis first rose to power in Florence with a more modest and discreet philosophy, came Cosimo the 1st and did…

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Proust

One of my all time favorite books is the autobiography “In Search of Lost Time” by Marcel Proust – so here it is – the opening in Italian: Per molto tempo, mi sono coricato presto la sera. A volte, appena spenta la candela, gli occhi mi si chiudevano così in fretta che nemmeno avevo il…