November 24, 2010

Live again Kratky’s photo-exhibition in Florence!

During the week of November 15, 2010 until November 21, 2010, we had the pleasure of attending a photo exhibition by a Czech photographer, Frantisek Kratky. The exhibition was held at the Auditorium al Duomo, right  in  the centre of Florence, and is another part of our expanding Life Beyond Tourism project.

The exhibition formally opened on the evening of November 15, where guests that included students, professors, and people from around the world, could stop in to enjoy this nostalgic exhibition.

The exhibition showed Italy during the late nineteenth century and is titled: Italy 1897 Stereotypical Views of the Bohemian Photographer Frantisek Kratky. This exhibition was in collaboration with the Honorary Consulate of the Czech Republic of Tuscany, led by Giovanna Dani Del Bianco.

Many students and professors from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and several other countries, attended the event to support this beautiful cultural encounter. Although this exhibition reveals breathtaking photos of Italy’s major cities such as Rome, Florence, and Venice during the nineteenth century, there is more to their histories than just the interesting pictures. This event represents one of the primary aspects and goals of Life Beyond Tourism. It demonstrates the establishment of a cultural link between Italy and the Czech Republic and reveals how a man such as Kratky is extremely interested in discovering a culture other than his own. The manifestation conveyed more than just the major tourist attractions of Italy at the time, such as Brunelleschi’s Dome and Saint Peter’s Square. It instead revealed beyond the gorgeous architecture and into the deeper culture of Italy such as its people on the streets, the animals in the countryside, and the way the two interacted during the time period. It is here that one’s life beyond tourism actually begins. It is only when one starts to interact directly with the culture and environment in which they are surrounded, that they can create an intercultural dialogue that establishes a powerful link between two cultures.

Article by Lauren Di Bartolomeo, United States – Life Beyond Tourism University Delegate 2010

March 8, 2010

Exhibit your artworks in Florence, Italy!

Are you a young artist? Are you looking forward to have your own art exhibition? Today you can do it in Florence, Italy!!

As a matter of fact, the multifunctional and multicultural centre “Auditorium al Duomo” in central Florence, Italy, gives you and your University/Academy the opportunity to hold a week-long exhibition of your own art works!! Take the chance now and read more info here!

December 14, 2009

Presentazione del DVD ‘Firenze 2000 anni di Storia’

Il 19 Dicembre, a Firenze , nella splendida cornice dell’Auditorium al Duomo, in via de’ Cerretani 54/r, verrà presentato il DVD ‘Firenze 2000 Anni di Storia’, che narra la storia di Firenze dalle sue origini ai giorni nostri dal punto di vista storico, artistico e culturale. Al lavoro hanno partecipato Cristina Acidini, Soprintendente per il Polo Museale Fiorentino, Antonio Paolucci, Direttore dei Musei Vaticani, Bruno Santi, già Soprintendente dell’Opificio delle Pietre Dure e Paolo Del Bianco, Presidente Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco, promotrice di Life Beyond Tourism. La realizzazione è a cura della ArtMediaStudio.
Chi desiderasse partecipare all’evento potrà contattare la Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco allo 055. 216066.

December 1, 2009

Christmas Exhibition in Florence: Traditional Handicraft

Not done with christmas shopping yet?? Looking for unique, characteristic presents??
Come visitng the Traditional Handicraft christmas exhibition in Florence, Italy! A trade fair of  original crafts from Czech Republic!  
Where:  Auditorium al Duomo, Via Cerretani 54/r Florence, Italy
When: December 6-8, 2009
Hours: Sun. 4-7 pm, Mon. 10 am-6 pm, Tue. 10 am – 5 pm. Free entrance

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