Florence’s Cascine Park: Zoom Lecture in English
Wednesday, November 25: Jeremy Boudreau, art history professor of the British Institute of Florence, will lead a virtual visit to Le Cascine, the park on the banks of the Arno, accompanied by an online talk. 6 pm.
Starting with the development of the area for dairy farming at the time of Grand Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici, from the 18th century onwards Le Cascine developed into Florence’s principal recreation area. This green area is and was popular with residents and visitors alike, including Queen Victoria; the Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley even composed his famous “Ode to the West Wind” there.
The lecture will be accessible through live streaming via Zoom (the password is bBnJw3).