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Soil and art: a scientific trip in Palazzo Vecchio (Firenze)

Date: 22 May, 2024 – hh 12:00 CEST

Duration: half a day

Attendance Fee: € 28,00

Field trip goals: Connecting history, art and naturalistic sciences

Destination: Palazzo Vecchio, Firenze

Soil-related topics: Soils and landscapes representation in art: a bridge between history, culture and naturalistic sciences

Other multidisciplinary topics: history, art, botany, zoology, geography

Location: Florence
Siege of Firenze (Giovanni da Stradano, 1555)
Palazzo Vecchio

Socio-cultural themes: We will “travel” along the rooms of Palazzo Vecchio, seat of the municipality of Firenze and residence of the Medici family in XVI century. We will discover the deep relationship between Cosimo I de’ Medici and his son Francesco with nature and science, exemplified by the art pieces conserved in the building.

G.Vasari, Quartiere Elementi, the Earth wall, 1555- 1558
G. Vasari and G. da Stradano, Defeat of Venetians in Casentino, 1563-1565