Florence «Painted in Blue»: the 2019 Festival of Europe

Florence celebrates the Festival of Europe from May 1 through 10, hosting conferences, workshops and cultural events that commemorate the European Union, formed in 1993. Like Domenico Modugno’s signature song and the EU flag, the theme color is blue. The agenda includes the popular Villa Salviati Open Day (May 4), “Night Blue” ” artistic activities, family events and language exchange (May 9 – 10), and The Global March for Human Rights (May 10).

On Saturday, May 4, a seminar “Microcosm and Macrocosm: The Legacy of Leonardo da Vinci in the Children’s Hospital” will be sponsored by the Meyer Children’s Hospital Foundation. The presentation is based on Da Vinci’s anatomical studies and the life of infants and children in 15th century Florence (Sala Luca Giordano, Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, via Cavour, Florence. 10 am – 12 noon; conference in English).

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