La Terra, il Colore – STORIE FIESOLANE
Fiesole, Teatro Romano, 23 giugno - ore 21.30
Chille de la balanza
An important event of storytelling (La terra, il colore - Storie fiesolane The earth, the color. Tales of Fiesole) will debut in the Estate Fiesolana 2014 (June 23). A bilingual storytelling event in Italian and English, based on stories from Fiesole, teaching us the importance if including in our lives "different" people.
A bilingual storytelling event in Italian and English, based on stories from Fiesole, teaching us the importance if including in our lives "different" people. Monica Fabbri will tell, draw and sing the story of Silvana, an old lady, one of the latest farmers working as a sharecropper. Andy Hunter will tell the story of Paolo, a borderline painter-rabber. Live accordion Giuseppe Cornacchia. The two life stories are enriched with popular stories, as well as local myths and legends.
GINEVRA DEGLI AMIERI
Florence city center
Strolling Stories - Giovanna Conforto, Daniela Corradini
An itinerary in Florence city center based on an true medieval story known as Ginevra degli Amieri.
For Seeing Stories project, in association with Chille de la Balanza, The Strolling Stories are developing an itinerary in Florence city center based on an true medieval story known as Ginevra degli Amieri. It's a story about a young beautiful girl who lived at the end of the 14th century in the same area of Florence where our itinerary will take place. Many locations of the story are still in place and visible which makes the study (and hopefully the tour) very interesting.
In the medieval Florence the beautiful Ginevra had been forced to marry a wealthy merchant much older than her. Unfortunely she loved a young man of inferior status to her. A few months in Florence there was a severe outbreak of plague and Ginevra was seized by a violent fever, which reduced her into a sort of coma (it was not the plague). Her husband thought she was dead and brought her body into the crypt of a church. But during the night she woke up, completely healed. Then she returned to her husband. He saw her behind a window and he thought she was a ghost and refused to let her enter the house. Then Geneva went to his parents' house and the scene was repeated. Exhausted , she found the strength to go to the house of the young man who loved her, and he, without thinking twice, took her home and cared for her.