Last Sunday was a wonderful day with clean blue sky. A sunny day in winter is rare and I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to enjoy the old town and take some pictures. After almost four years living in this place I’m still impressed, expecially by some of the buildings from the middle age. This palace, Palazzo Vecchio, was built seven centuries ago. Can you believe it?
In Ferrara I used to sing in Coro Polifonico “Santo Spirito”, where we performed mostly baroque sacred music. I was very proud of that hobby, that allowed me to sing in prestigious theaters together with famed orchestras and world-class directors. Unfortunately when I moved to Florence I had to give up on this activity and I missed it a lot. I tried to look for something similar in my new location but couldn’t find anything that matched my time budget and my taste. Read the rest of this entry »
Last Tuesday night I attended a concert where Maggio Musicale Orchestra played Beethoven’s 9th Symphony directed by Zubin Mehta. The concert was in Piazza della Signoria and was for free, so it was packed. It was a very hot night but despite the sense of suffocation I was glad to be there cause the concert has been great. Read the rest of this entry »