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J like JUMPSUIT born in Florence, 101 years old

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The Tracksuit Model, one-piece universal jumpsuit, was attached to the newspaper La Nazione at a cost of fifty cents at the end of June 1920. Creative marketing, advertising and sales, not of a finished product but of his project. Thus La Nazione illustrated the futurist jumpsuit: “One-piece surcoat with trousers and sleeves, of sturdy cotton…

Verrocchio’s golden sphere

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For 550 years the golden sphere has dominated Brunelleschi’s dome The lantern, designed by Filippo Brunelleschi and built after his death, was completed with a two and a half meter diameter copper sphere covered with gold, designed by Andrea Verrocchio and made in his workshop. To be able to find the necessary copper, Verrocchio went…

Tuscany. Homeland of wine, invents the first D.O.C.

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It was thanks to the Greeks (who introduced the grapevine in Italy in the eighth century B.C.), that the Etruscans, a hardworking and joyful people, appreciated the vitis vinifera, and its product, the wine! Not only that, while the Greeks excluded women from banquets and the consumption of wine, the Etruscans instead loved to toast…

Too much grace, Saint Anthony! (Italian way of saying)

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In Via dello Studio (Studio Street) 25 there is a tower house. Above the entrance, a plaque and a terracotta bust remind us that this was the birthplace of Antonio Pierozzi (1389-1459), Dominican, prior of San Marco, theologian, scholar and archbishop of Florence, made a saint in 1523. Better known as Saint Anthony because of…

Frozen and Ice boxes

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In this period, even in Florence and its surroundings, as in many other parts of Tuscany and Italy, temperatures hover around 0 degrees. A few centuries ago this was the right time to stock up on ‘freshness’ for the summer. In Florence it was the Medici who expressed the desire to follow the new fashion…

Two thousand – 21

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Here we are, this horrible year 2020 is finally over. What awaits us next year? “We will discover it only by living” as Lucio Battisti sang with the words of Mogol: … Who knows, who knows who you are Who knows who you will be Who knows what will become of us We will find…

The power of book: emotions, travel and sharing

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Here, it happened again, almost as suddenly as it happened to “that honest brigade” of the Decameron, we find ourselves closed at home, safe from the disease, and committed to inventing a way to manage time and learn from this moment too . Not being able to take a plane, a train or a car…