Sacred Saturdays
Dec
15
11:00 AM11:00

Sacred Saturdays

Sacred Saturdays in December at Relax Firenze are dedicated to Ashtanga yoga

Every Saturday at 11:00, Micol will lead a class for beginners and intermediates, followed by meditation at 12:00.

 

Saturday, December 8th, December 15th, December 22nd

Time:11.00

Location: RELAX, Via degli Strozzi 2
RSVP: +39 055 284683or info@relaxfirenze.com

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Sacred Saturdays
Dec
22
11:00 AM11:00

Sacred Saturdays

Sacred Saturdays in December at Relax Firenze are dedicated to Ashtanga yoga

Every Saturday at 11:00, Micol will lead a class for beginners and intermediates, followed by meditation at 12:00.

 

Saturday, December 8th, December 15th, December 22nd

Time:11.00

Location: RELAX, Via degli Strozzi 2
RSVP: +39 055 284683or info@relaxfirenze.com

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LATE AFTERNOON TEA & "MUFFIN THAT EATS YOU" EPISODE 2
Dec
11
6:30 PM18:30

LATE AFTERNOON TEA & "MUFFIN THAT EATS YOU" EPISODE 2

On the second occasion of the interviews with the artisans inside the "Muffin that Eats You", we have the pleasure of listening to the Silversmith to the starsPaolo Pagliai, who will share with us about the tools and how he uses them to shape his creation.  

The interview will be accompanied by an olfactory note and by the Musical Moment
"L'Argentiere" from Apologia della Creatività by Marina Calamai.

 

Tuesday, December 11th

Time: 18:30

Location: Marina Calamai On the Road, Via Santo Spirito 22R

RSVP:info@marinacalamai.it / culturalsalonfirenze@gmail.com

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Introduction to Mindfulness
Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

Introduction to Mindfulness

Introductory meeting to Mindfulness, which anticipate the current Mindfulness path that will start next January 7th "Friendly steps of knowledge" to learn about stress and remember that calm and joy are possible. The course will be led by Patrizia Bruno and Iacopo Camozzo, psychologists, psychotherapists and teachers of Mindfulness. The meeting is in Italian.

 

Monday, December 10th

Time: 19.00-20.30

Location: RELAX, Via degli Strozzi 2
RSVP: +39 055 284683or info@relaxfirenze.com

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Sacred Saturdays
Dec
8
11:00 AM11:00

Sacred Saturdays

Sacred Saturdays in December at Relax Firenze are dedicated to Ashtanga yoga

Every Saturday at 11:00, Micol will lead a class for beginners and intermediates, followed by meditation at 12:00.

 

Saturday, December 8th, December 15th, December 22nd

Time:11.00

Location: RELAX, Via degli Strozzi 2
RSVP: +39 055 284683or info@relaxfirenze.com

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Mercatino di Natale di Busajo Onlus
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Mercatino di Natale di Busajo Onlus

SAVE THE DATE: 8 & 9 DICEMBRE - MERCATINO DI NATALE DI BUSAJO ONLUS

We are pleased to invite you, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December, to the main event of Busajo Onlus for fundraising on behalf of Ethiopian street children. Come and visit us to buy your Christmas gifts, at the market you will find at affordable prices: books, toys, gifts, household linen, accessories and costume jewelry, a wide selection of wines, Ethiopian crafts and many other surprises.

The entire proceeds will be donated to Busajo Campus to carry out our project of recovery, re-education and reintegration into the family of street children in Soddo.

Saturday, December 8th & Sunday December 9th

Location: Giunti Editore, Via Bolognese 165, Florence

Time: 10.00-18.00

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(Italiano)

Siamo lieti di invitarvi, sabato 8 e domenica 9 dicembre, al principale evento di Busajo Onlus per la raccolta fondi in favore dei bambini e delle bambine di strada etiopi. Venite a trovarci per acquistare i vostri regali di Natale, al mercatino troverete a prezzi vantaggiosi: libri, giocattoli, oggettistica, biancheria per la casa, accessori e bigiotteria, ampia selezione di vini, artigianato etiope e moltissime altre sorprese.


L'intero ricavato sarà devoluto a Busajo Campus per portare avanti il nostro progetto di recupero, rieducazione e reinserimento in famiglia di bambini e bambine di strada a Soddo.

Sabato, 8 Dicembre & Domenica, 9 Dicembre

Luogo: Giunti Editore, Via Bolognese 165, Firenze

Ore: 10.00-18.00

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The British Institute of Florence: Christmas Fair 2018
Dec
7
3:00 PM15:00

The British Institute of Florence: Christmas Fair 2018

Books, arts and crafts, homemade goods. All are welcome to the annual Harold Acton Library Christmas Fair.

 

Friday, December 7th

Tea and cakes will be served from 15:00 to 18:00.

Location: Lungarno Guicciardini 9

Tickets for the Christmas Raffle are already on sale at the library.
Why not buy a library membership as a gift for Christmas?
Library gift vouchers will be on sale during the fair.
All proceeds will go towards the Library.

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Marina Calamai per Contemporaneamente: Late Afternoon Tea & "Muffin that Eats You"
Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

Marina Calamai per Contemporaneamente: Late Afternoon Tea & "Muffin that Eats You"

Interview with the artisans inside the “Muffin that Eats You”, accompanied by Art Sound Artisans from Apologia della Creativita` by Marina Calamai. Born from the sounds of machines, recorded in their shops, these sounds of craftmanship become a splendid soundtrack that echoes an olfactory note of the perfume of the shops. 

 

Wednesday, December 5th

Time: 18:30

Location: Marina Calamai On the Road, Via Santo Spirito 22R

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Incontri A Palazzo End of the Quarter Concert
Dec
5
5:30 PM17:30

Incontri A Palazzo End of the Quarter Concert

End of the Quarter Concert

Voice recital of opera arias and art songs, classics from Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Bizet’s Carmen and excerpts from Hugo Wolf’s Italianisches Liederbuch

With Laura Dahl Pianist and Lecturer Music Department, Stanford University

&

Kenneth Goodson Professor and Bosch Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering Professor, by courtesy, of Materials Science & Engineering Davies Family Provostial Professor Stanford University

Wednesday, December 5th

Time: 17.30

Location: Palazzo Capponi Alle Rovinate, Via de’ Bardi 36

RSVP: stanfordinflorence@stanford.edu



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REIKI I-SHODEN
Dec
2
10:30 AM10:30

REIKI I-SHODEN

Beginner Reiki class from Relax Firenze.

Make Self-Care, Self-Love and Self-Compassion an integral part of your daily routine. 

 

Sunday, December 2nd

Time: 10.30/17.00

Location: RELAX Firenze, Via degli Strozzi 2 (entrance)

No previous experience is required

Drop-in fee: €150(20% discount for CSF members and patrons)

RSVP via tel. +39 055 284683 / whatsapp +39 3755540540

 

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AILO Christmas Bazaar
Dec
1
to Dec 2

AILO Christmas Bazaar

This year AILO are at the Tepidarium in the Giardino dell'Orticoltura.
The proceeds of the Bazaar go to local charities, particularly the 
smaller struggling ones who do so much to lessen the pain and 
difficulties of many.


You too can contribute by coming to the Christmas Bazaar and thereby 
help us to donate to these worthy charities.

Saturday, December 1st

Time: 15.30-19.00

Sunday, December 2nd

Time: 10.30-19.00

Location: Giardino dell'Orticoltura, Via Vittorio Emanuele II,4 Ponte Rosso Firenze

ATAF bus no.25 fermata Via Bolognese from San Marco

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Photography for the Art Market in late 19C Florence. The Case of Bardini & Co
Nov
27
6:30 PM18:30

Photography for the Art Market in late 19C Florence. The Case of Bardini & Co

La Fotografia e il suo sviluppo nel mercato dell'arte di fine ottocento.

Calling all Italian members of Cultural Salon!

The talk will be in English with Italian captions on the power point presentation.


This talk takes as its point of departure the first moments when photographs began to replace engravings as a means of reproducing art.  The site of this transition was the Florentine print shop of Luigi Bardi, who encouraged and supported the young Leopoldo Alinari (1832-1865) to set up an adjacent laboratory for photography in 1853.  Using as a case study the 100-year activity of the dealers Stefano & Ugo Bardini, with its photo archive of some 30,000 photographs, this talk examines the many ways the various types of photographs were used in the service of transacting art.

Tuesday, November 27th

Time: 18.30. Tuesday Night Social to follow

Location: Palazzo San Niccolò, Via San Niccolò 79

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L'Arte Trasmessa al Futuro
Nov
24
4:00 PM16:00

L'Arte Trasmessa al Futuro

Presentation of the restoration of an altarpiece by Giorgio Vasari for Michelangelo Buonarroti.

 

Saturday, November 24th

Hours: 16.00

Visit to the open construction site with the restorer, Tessa Castellano

Location: Basilica of Santa Croce

 

Hours: 17.00

Round table on finance and patronage with the moderator: Mario Calvo-Platero

Location: Cenacolo di Santa Croce 

 

Apertivio to follow 

 

 

Presentazione del restauro di della pala di Giorgio Vasari per Michelangelo Buonarroti. 

 

Sabato, 24 Novembre

Ore: 16.00 

Visita al cantiere aperto con la restauratrice, Tessa Castellano 

Location: Basilica di Santa Croce

 

Ore: 17.00

Tavola rotunda su finanza e mecenatismo con il moderatore: Mario Calvo- Platero

Location: Cenacolo di Santa Croce 

 

L’aperitivo da seguire 

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Incontri A Palazzo: Reflections on the Constitution of the Italian Republic on its Seventieth Birthday
Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

Incontri A Palazzo: Reflections on the Constitution of the Italian Republic on its Seventieth Birthday

Reflections on the Constitution of the Italian Republic on its Seventieth Birthday

With Silvia Illari.

Associate Professor of Public Law

President, Cim Degree Course and Cpm Master

University of Pavia.

Wednesday, November 14th

Time: 17.30

Location: Palazzo Capponi Alle Rovinate, Via de’ Bardi 36

RSVP: stanfordinflorence@stanford.edu

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Exploring the Enneagram - An Ancient and Modern Tool for Self Understanding
Oct
31
10:00 AM10:00

Exploring the Enneagram - An Ancient and Modern Tool for Self Understanding

The ancient symbol of the Enneagram has become one of todays most popular systems for self-understanding, based on nine distinct personality types. 

The Enneagram helps you to see what your basic patterns of behavior are – but most importantly it shows you what the motivations for the patterns are.
Without knowing the motivations it is nearly impossible to jump out of a repetitive behaviour and transform. This system helps to develop presence and awareness,
so that you can can overcome your inner barriers, realize your unique gifts and discover your deepest direction in life.


Join us in this introductory workshop as Karen Joyce shares her knowlege and journey with this sacred tool of personal growth and transformation.

Wednesday, October 31st

Time: 10.00

Location: RELAX Firenze, Via degli Strozzi 2

RSVP here

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Incontri A Palazzo: The Letters of Vittoria Colonna
Oct
24
5:30 PM17:30

Incontri A Palazzo: The Letters of Vittoria Colonna

Women and Power in the Italian Renaissance:

The Letters of Vittoria Colonna

with Veronica Copello,

Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento, Firenze

Franco Zeffirelli Italian Fellow in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, American Academy in Rome.

Wednesday, October 24th

Time: 17.30

Location: Palazzo Capponi Alle Rovinate, Via de’ Bardi 36

RSVP: stanfordinflorence@stanford.edu

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Secrets & Scandals of The Archives Season 2, Episode 1: The Mysterious Maurice de Bosdari
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

Secrets & Scandals of The Archives Season 2, Episode 1: The Mysterious Maurice de Bosdari

From the department of "You can't make it up...." This talk reveals the European antics of swindlers and convicted felons who masqueraded as art connoisseurs and dealers in order to permeate the highest social circles at the end of the nineteenth century.

It was most likely during the Exposition of 1900 that Bardini met Maurice de Bosdari (1857-after 1935), an Italian from Ancona who moved to London c.1895 following the crash of his banking venture in Constantinople. Material from the state archive of Bardini reveals Bosdari’s machinations to buy objects from Bardini with the intent to sell them to J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913). He was successful, but he was also shady. Bosdari retained a check from Morgan from which he counterfeited Morgan’s signature on more checks. When found out, Bosdari went on the lam—but only sort of—he actually stayed local in London under the assumed name of Bremont. If Bosdari was sly, Bardini was more so, and he succeeded in secretly garnering Morgan as a client via two of his own “agents,” both with strong network ties to New York. Drawing upon archival material, this talk examines the intricacies of the various agents and double-agents involved in the market competition for Morgan’s business and for the promise of providing the decoration for the soon to be built Morgan Library.

Tuesday, October 23rd

Time: 18.30, followed by aperitivo

Pre-cocktail talk: 
Free for CSF members
Donation €10 for public 

Aperitivo: 
€15 (CSF members) €25 (public)
One Drink and special snack from the chef

Place: Relais Santa Croce, Via Ghibellina 87

RSVP here

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