AWA: The Innocents of Florence
May
17
9:00 PM21:00

AWA: The Innocents of Florence

A 600-year-old painting leads two art conservators in Florence on a journey uncovering the city's forgotten children and the women who saved them. Enjoy this trailer and join us at the premiere of The Innocents of Florence, the new documentary by Canadian filmmaker Davide Battistella, showing in Florence followed by 6 days of further screenings.

Follow two female conservators, Nicoletta Fontani and Elizabeth Wicks, as they set out to salvage the mysterious painting Madonna of the Innocents, a restoration sponsored by AWA’s founder Dr. Jane Fortune. The painting was created as the banner for the Innocenti Institute in 1446 and its restoration has triggered numerous discoveries revealed in this 90-minute feature that explores art, motherhood, Florentine humanism and how a progressive-thinking Renaissance society created one of the first Children’s hospitals in the world.

Friday, May 17th 2019

Time: 21.00

Location: Cinema La Compagnia , Via Camillo Cavour 50R

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Power Jewels: The Goldsmith's Creed with Gianluca Zanella
May
16
11:30 AM11:30

Power Jewels: The Goldsmith's Creed with Gianluca Zanella

Back by popular demands!

Follow the jewelry expert, Gianluca Zanella and explore a secret goldsmith’s workshop, accessible only to those who work in the trade. Be amazed with the still utilized antique craftsmanship methods from the fusion of gold to the finished product. Touch real one-of-a-kind jewelry made by one of the last Florentine traditional goldsmith. The visit will be followed by a glass of wine in Piazza Signoria discussing the experience together.

 

Price: 

€70 for members & patrons of CSF

€85 (non-members)

 

Thursday, May 16th

Time: 11.30-13.00

Location: Piazza Santa Felicita 

Space is limited to 10 participants, RSVP: culutralsalonfirenze@gmail.com

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Duped or Duplicitous? Bode & Bardini’s Madonna della Rosa with Lynn Catterson
May
14
6:30 PM18:30

Duped or Duplicitous? Bode & Bardini’s Madonna della Rosa with Lynn Catterson

Secrets & Scandals of the Archives Season 3 Episode 2

Deriving from material in the state archive of the Florentine dealer, Stefano Bardini, this talk presents a case study in order to illustrate the ways in which Bardini & Co. contaminated the canon of objects as well as the scholarly literature.  The so-called Madonna della Rosa exists in at least five versions:  a marble in the Victoria & Albert Museum, from which Bardini created four more versions using a photograph of the V&A marble.  

This talk is free for members & patrons of CSF.

€15 (non-members)

Tuesday, May 14th

Time: 18.30

Location: Firenze Number Nine Hotel, Via dei Conti 9

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“Integrative Energetic Medicine Workshop – a holistic approach to energy healing”  with Dr. Fernand Poulin.
May
11
to May 12

“Integrative Energetic Medicine Workshop – a holistic approach to energy healing” with Dr. Fernand Poulin.

Are you curious about energy work? Do you want to know how to heal yourself and others?

This two-day workshop is based on the premise that our body and psychology (thoughts, emotions, beliefs and attitudes) are vibratory expressions of energy. This energy or life force is sometimes known as chi, ki, dosha etc in eastern traditions. 

 Learn how to tap into these energy fields and how to use them in your own life to create balance in your body, mind and spirit.

Please join Dr.  Fernand Poulin, chiropractor, healing professional, spiritual teacher and educator, and founder and director of the WhiteWinds Institute of Energetic Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. for this special in-depth workshop at Relax Firenze in the heart of Florence. 

Discount for members and patrons of Cultural Salon Firenze. €190 for the two-day workshop including teachings, handouts, lunches and all refreshments. Cost is €240 for non-members.

Saturday 11th May 2019 10:00 – 17:30

Sunday 12th May 2019, 10:00 – 16:30

Relax Firenze, Florence

For further information please visit www.tuscanyartsandhealing.comor email Jane Parkinson on tuscanyartsandhealing@gmail.com

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Florence Cocktail Week: "I Bauli di Caterina. Piccola Storia Alcolica di Una Regina" with Luisanna Messeri
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Florence Cocktail Week: "I Bauli di Caterina. Piccola Storia Alcolica di Una Regina" with Luisanna Messeri

Join Luisanna Messeri, writer and celebrity chef, for a talk on Caterina de ’Medici and the Tuscan liqueur tradition entitled “ I Bauli di Caterina. Short Alcoholic Story of A Queen "; followed by a Cultural Salon Firenze aperitivo sampling Caterina de'Medici inspired cocktails, and an installation of works by Florentine artist and designer Marina Calamai.

Thursday, May 9th

Time: 18.00

Location: Palazzo San Niccolò, Via San Niccolò 79

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Private sessions with Fernand Poulin
May
9
2:00 PM14:00

Private sessions with Fernand Poulin

Dr. Fernand Poulin is also offering individual private sessions at Relax Firenze as part of the week's events. These are energetically based – assessing the integrity of the bioenergetic field, shared conversation on the symbolic meanings of any energetic inbalances, work on physiological conditions and channelling.

Each session lasts an hour and costs €65

Thursday 9 May 2019 from 14:00 onwards

Location: Relax Firenze 

For further information please visit www.tuscanyartsandhealing.comor email Jane Parkinson on tuscanyartsandhealing@gmail.com

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Healing Circle with Dr. Fernand Poulin
May
8
10:30 AM10:30

Healing Circle with Dr. Fernand Poulin

Come and find out what energy healing can do for you. Do you suffer physical pain anywhere? Bad back, pain in your ankle?  Dr Fernand Poulin will initially work on individuals in the group with pain syndrome so people can witness how a healing works. As he works, he will explain what takes place in the energy field during the healing. Then, he will do a collective healing so everyone in the group will get to experience a healing for themselves.

 

There will also be a brief introduction to the Integrative Energetic Medicine Workshop which takes place on the 11th and 12th May 2019 at Relax Firenze.

Open to everyone. By donation.

Wednesday 8 May 2019

Time: 10:30-12.30

Location: Relax Firenze

For further information please visit www.tuscanyartsandhealing.comor email Jane Parkinson on tuscanyartsandhealing@gmail.com

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Design 101: Creating Atmosphere in All Seasons with Warren Knight
May
7
11:00 AM11:00

Design 101: Creating Atmosphere in All Seasons with Warren Knight

Join Warren Knight of Blu Knight Decor making the imperfect – perfect. Createcomfort and warmth with seasonal palettes and balance inyour own home. In today's world of mixing what we have with something new, learn how to create a harmonious environment. 


This talk is free for members & patrons of CSF.
€10 (non-members)

Tuesday, May 7th

Time: 11.00

Location: to be sent upon RSVP

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“Anatomy of Awareness Meditation Intensive” with Dr. Fernand Poulin
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

“Anatomy of Awareness Meditation Intensive” with Dr. Fernand Poulin

Take a day out for yourself in the restorative ambiance of Relax Firenze with our one-day meditation intensive under the expert guidance of Dr. Fernand Poulin, founder and director of the WhiteWinds Institute of Energetic Healing in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A..

Meditation is the process of quietening the mind in order to promote a series of relaxed awareness and deep rest to body, mind and soul.

In this retreat, you wil learn how to become aware of your inner being, your awakened self through meditations, demonstrations, practice and shared conversations and how to achieve the place where the awakened self in our energy field is located and achieve a calm state of pure consciousness within. 

No previous experience is necessary, just a willingess to be curious and open-minded.

 Discount for patrons and members of Cultural Salon Firenze. €75 including teachings, lunch and all refreshments. Cost is €85 for non-members.

Saturday 4 May 2019

Time: 10:00 – 17:30

Location: Relax Firenze, Florence

For further information please visit www.tuscanyartsandhealing.comor email Jane Parkinson on tuscanyartsandhealing@gmail.com

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Overcoming Trauma with Itzhak Beery
Apr
26
to Apr 28

Overcoming Trauma with Itzhak Beery

An amazing shamanic workshop led by Mr. Itzhak Beery for the weekend of April 26 to 28 in one of the most relaxing and beautiful Tuscany resorts.

"Overcoming trauma"

We cross the time-space dimension to contact trauma, and through the shamanic method we dissolve the emotional tie that holds us from being free and happy. Our soul is called back inside us, and our energy can implement to its peak!

Mr. Itzhak Beery is a Hebrew Shaman who stays in New York and twice a year goes living with the most outstanding and powerful Native Shamans in Ecuador, learning healing techniques dating back thousands years. This Tradition is being handed to us to remind us the power of the natural forces and the greatness of the mind to resolve body-mind problems.

Itzhak is Professor of Shamanism at the New York University.  He is followed by New York Times and many other top Media. He performs in many educational  programs that are being forecast all over America. He is the Author of 3 bestsellers. 


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The seminar comes now for € 380 for the 3 days not including the beautiful accomodation in Montespertoli at 3 Santi resort. 

But only for Cultural Salon's kind Associated and Partners we offer participation for € 290 each.  

There is a further facilitation.  If you can gather 10 persons,  all the participants of the group will have the workshop at the special price of € 220 each. 

Don't miss this charming, effective, life-changing experience!

For information and registration please don't hesitate to phone or whats' app Alessandra - + 39 3335900700.

You can also write to me: alessandra.capelli@imajons.com.

Please go read the whole news on my web: www.alessandracapelli.com.



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Intervista nel Muffin #5 by Marina Calamai
Apr
18
2:30 PM14:30

Intervista nel Muffin #5 by Marina Calamai

Chocolate, what a divine flavor and what a long history it has with its origin from Aztec times. Vetulio, the king of ice cream, will explain the intriguing and unknown characteristics of chocolate ice cream! A mini tasting of different chocolate flavors will follow the interview.

Thursday, April 18th

Time: 14.30

Location: Spazio Multisensoriale di Marina Calamai, Via Santo Spirito 22R

RSVP: info@marinacalamai.it

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Power Jewels: The Goldsmith's Creed with Gianluca Zanella
Apr
18
11:30 AM11:30

Power Jewels: The Goldsmith's Creed with Gianluca Zanella

Based on the enthusiasm generated for the first “Power Jewels” lecture by Gianluca Zanella, we are pleased to present another experience in the fascinating world of jewelry. 

Follow the jewelry expert and explore a secret goldsmith’s workshop, accessible only to those who work in the trade. Be amazed with the still utilized antique craftsmanship methods from the fusion of gold to the finished product. Touch real one-of-a-kind jewelry made by one of the last Florentine traditional goldsmith. The visit will be followed by a glass of wine in Piazza Signoria discussing the experience together.

 

Price: 

€70 for members & patrons of CSF

€85 (non-members)

 

Thursday, April 18th

Time: 11.30-13.00

Location: Piazza Santa Felicita 

Space is limited to 10 participants, RSVP now 

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I Love It When My Essential Oils Kick In with Jen Warakomski
Apr
16
11:30 AM11:30

I Love It When My Essential Oils Kick In with Jen Warakomski

Can you really turn back time on your skin with essential oils? Lose weight? Equilibrate your hormones? Add them to your food or your cocktails?

We often think essential oils are just delicious smells that we put in our diffusers. In reality they have so many more benefits than just making your home smell delightful (although that is a pleasant benefit!).

Please join Jen Warakomski, holistic wellness expert and plant medicine educator, as she instructs you on the ways to utilize essential oils in all aspects of life to benefit your mood, health, wellness, and wallet!

Free for members & patrons of CSF

Drop-in fee: €15 (non-members)

Tuesday, April 16th

Time: 11.30

Location: Firenze Number Nine, Via dei Conti 9

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CSF Wine Lovers "Shakespeare Week"
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

CSF Wine Lovers "Shakespeare Week"

“Give me a bowl of wine in this I bury all unkindness”

Shakespeare

18:00            Killing Ceasar  lecture by Simon Gammell

19:00            CSF Wine Lovers Shakespearean Wine tasting by Enoteca Millesimi 

20:00            Cesare deve morire  film directed by the Taviani Brothers

 

€6

Location: Harold Acton Library Lungarno Guicciardini 9

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Secrets & Scandals of the Archives Season 3 Episode 1: Stefano Bardini & The Madonna Pazzi Puzzle
Apr
9
6:30 PM18:30

Secrets & Scandals of the Archives Season 3 Episode 1: Stefano Bardini & The Madonna Pazzi Puzzle

Using as a case study the famous Madonna relief attributed to Donatello and now in the Bode Museum in Berlin, Lynn Catterson examines the wheeling and dealing, and double-dealing, which took place during the transaction of the relief from Bardini to Wilhelm von Bode, the museum's agent.

This talk is free for members & patrons of Cultural Salon Firenze

Drop-in fee: €15

Tuesday, April 9th 2019

Time: 18.30

Location: Firenze Number Nine, Via dei Conti 9

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Americans in Florence
Apr
4
11:30 AM11:30

Americans in Florence

Cultural Salon is very pleased to have private visit to Stengel Collection in Palazzo Rosselli del Turco, which was the premises of the US Embassy during the period when Florence was the capital of Italy on the occasion of the newly opened exhibition, “Americans in Florence”.

An exhibition of contemporary American artists which is part of the events entitled #insieme200 to celebrate the bicentenary of an American diplomatic presence in Florence.

Free for members & patrons of Cultural Salon Firenze

Drop-in fee: €15 (non-members)

Thursday, April 4th

Time: 11.30

Location: Via dei Serragli, 17

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The Last Days of Leonardo da Vinci : Looking Again at Amboise
Mar
26
6:30 AM06:30

The Last Days of Leonardo da Vinci : Looking Again at Amboise

Talk given by Ross King, author of Brunelleschi's Dome.

Was Leonardo da Vinci ill and unproductive during the final three years of his life? Or was he at work, almost till the end, on what would have been his greatest achievement?

Leonardo spent the last two and a half years of his life living in Amboise, adorning the court of the brilliant young French monarch, Francis I. Conventional wisdom has it that Leonardo was ill and unproductive during these years, at the end of his creative tether and leading the life of a disappointed recluse. This lecture, based on recent research and discoveries, will overturn that myth by showing that Leonardo was active and inventive until almost the very end, hard at work on what, had he lived, may have been his greatest achievement.

 

This talk is free for CSF & British Institute Members, CSF patrons.

€10 for non-members.

 

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Time: 18.30

Location: Palazzo San Niccolò, Via San Niccolò 79

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 Aperitivo, Backstage & Opera “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”
Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

Aperitivo, Backstage & Opera “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”

Cultural Salon is very pleased to have exclusive private aperitivo & tour backstage as the performers prepare to entertain us with the best seats for the show at Teatro del Maggio!

Il Barbiere di Siviglia  is an opera buffa in two acts from the Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beumarchais' comedy Le Barbier de Séville ou la Précaution inutil.

 

18:00 Aperitivo

18:45 Tour Backstage 

20:00 “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”

 

Opera ticket with fabulous seats in the platea, backstage access & aperitivo:

€45 for CSF & British Institute paid members, CSF patrons

€55 for non-members

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Time: 18.00

Location: Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Piazzale Vittorio Gui, 1 - 50144 Firenze

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