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For the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci and the birth of Cosimo I de ‘Medici, the Opera of Santa Maria del Fiore promotes a series of meetings, edited by Antonio Natali and Sergio Givone, entitled “Humanism and the ‘modern manner'”. The eighth appointment is edited by Sergio Givone, who talks about “Form and deformation from Alberti to Leonardo”. Antica Canonica di San Giovanni, piazza San Giovanni 7, at 5 pm, free admission


Leonardo Da Vinci’s genius and Apollo 11’s space enterprise. The five hundred years since the death of Leonardo and the fifty from the walk on the Moon of Neil Armstrong are the leitmotif of “Leonardo: Luna = 500: 50”, the project of the Museum of Planetary Sciences that plays, with an extraordinary proportion, on the relationship between two undeniable greatnesses and that brings the show “Moon and neighborhoods” to the Politeama theater of Prato. The protagonist will be the famous journalist Tito Stagno, who fifty years ago realized the RAI live commentary on the satellite’s landing. With him, the spectators will retrace those exciting moments, the backstage and the curiosities that animated the rush to explore the lunar soil. Prato, Politeama theater, via Garibaldi 33, 5.30 pm free admission mandatory booking 0574 447777 –

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