Monthly Archives: February 2008

Activities General Interest

International Convention on Rodolfo Doni

Rodolfo Doni - Self PortraitScuola Lorenzo de’ Medici, in conjunction with the Universita’ degli Studi di Firenze, Marist College of New York, and the Comune di Firenze, is proud to present an international convention, Spiritualita’ e storia nell’opera di Rodolfo Doni, to be held on 25 February, 2008 at 9:30am. The convention will begin with a presentation by Franco Zangrilli, of the City University of New York, Baruch College, who co-wrote the bilingual An Introduction to the Works of Rodolfo Doni along with Umberto Mariani of Rutgers University. Mariani will also be in attendance and will present, as well, along with a wide selection of writers, journalists, professors from a variety of American and Italian institutions and other distinguished individuals.

Chiesa di San Iacopo in Campo Corbolini
Rodolfo Doni was born Rodolfo Turco in 1919 in Pistoia, but lived in Florence for more than fifty years. Among his written works are two theatrical dramas, one on Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the other on Giorgio La Pira. Following his main career as essayist and novelist, his body of work comprises forty books, among which his most noted include: La doppia vita: romanzo di un’epoca, Muro d’ombra, Giorno segreto, Servo inutile, and Altare vuoto. He is recognized as having initiated the genre of the political novel of postwar Italian politics, and the characters in many of his novels deal with moral and religious questions set in the final years of Italian Fascism and World War II.

Please join us on 25 February, 2008, at 9:30am in the Chiesa di San Jacopo in Campo Corbolini (Via Faenza 43, Florence) to discover more about the Spiritualita’ e storia nell’opera di Rodolfo Doni. For more information, please feel free to contact us at 055-287360 or via email at [email protected].

Activities Field Trips General Interest

Ldm Sponsored Events: February

Wednesday 6 February

VISIT: The Historic Centre of Florence

Appointment at 14:40 in front of the school building on Via Faenza. Sign up at the administrative office (department of Italian Language and Art) by 5 February.

Thursday 7 February

FILM: L’Ultimo Bacio (The Last Kiss) by G. Muccino, 2001, 105′ duration.

Carlo and Giulia are expecting a baby and seem happy to the outside world. They are surrounded by family and friends in times of need. One day, Carlo meets a girl and falls in love with her putting his marriage in jeopardy.

16,30 in Aula E at the school building on Via Faenza.

Friday 8 February

SEMINAR: Italian Geography

12,45 in Aula E at the school building on Via Faenza.

Monday 11 February

FILM: I Vitelloni (The Vitelloni) by F. Fellini, 1953, 103′ duration.

The film is set in Rimini and follows a group of young people: the intellectual Leopoldo, the womanizer Fausto, the mature Moraldo, the immature Alberto, and the incurable gambler Riccardo.

20,30 in Aula Roma at the school building on Via Faenza.

Tuesday 12 February

APERITIVO: 19,00 in front of the school building on Via Faenza. 10 Euro includes 1 drink and a dinner buffet in a reserved room. Sign up and pay at the administrative office (department of Italian Language and Art) by 11 February. Minimum 5 participants.

Wednesday 13 February

VISIT: Church of Santa Maria Novella

14,40 in front of the school building on Via Faenza. Cost of 2,50 Euro to be paid at the administrative office (department of Italian Language and Art) by Tuesday 12 February. Maximum 25 participants.

Friday 15 February

SEMINAR: Italian Gestures

12,45 in Aula E at the school building on Via Faenza.

Monday 18 February

FILM: I Soliti Ignoti (The Usual Unknowns) by M. Monicelli, 1958, 111′ duration.

A band of robbers find an opportunity for an easy hit: crack a safe in total silence by breaking through a faulty wall in a private residence. The robbers enter but through the wrong wall; they find themselves in the kitchen. In the refrigerator there is food- they sit down and eat dinner.

20,30 in Aula Roma at the school building on Via Faenza.

Wednesday 20 February

VISIT: The Brancacci Chapel

14,40 in front of the school building on Via Faenza. Cost of 3,00 Euro to be paid at the administrative office (department of Italian Language and Art) by Tuesday 19 February. Maximum of 25 participants.

Friday 22 February

SEMINAR: Sicily

12,45 in Aula E at the school building on Via Faenza.

Saturday 23 February

TRIP: Pisa

12,45 in front of the school building on Via Faenza. Cost of 18,00 Euro includes: roundtrip ticket between Florence and Pisa, guided tour of the city, and informational material. Sign up and pay at the administrative office (department of Italian Language and Art) by Thursday 21 February. Minimum of 7 participants.

Monday 25 February

International Convention on the writer Rodolfo Doni: “Spiritualita e storia nell’opera di Rodolfo Doni”. 9,00-19,00 at the school church on Via Faenza (next to Via Faenza 43).

FILM: Travolti da un Insolito Destino Nell’Azzurro Mare d’Agosto (Swept Away by an Unexpected Destiny in the Blue Sea of August) by L. Wertmuller, 1974, 125′ duration.

Raffaella Pavone Lanzetti spends her vacations on a yacht in the Mediterranean, together with her rich friends. Gennarino, a rough sicilian sailor, is constantly at her beck and call until because of a damaged engine the two find themselves alone in the open water. Washed up on a desert island, roles are reversed until…

20,30 in Aula Roma at the school building on Via Faenza.

Wednesday 27 February

VISIT: The Accademia Gallery

14,40 in front of the school building on Via Faenza. Sign up at the administrative office (department of Italian Language and Art) by Tuesday 26 February. Maximum 25 participants.

Friday 29 February

SEMINAR: Florence and the Medici

12,45 in Aula E at the school building on Via Faenza.