“The Greatness of Tuscany”
Presented by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero
The Italian region of Tuscany gave rise to some of the most significant political, economic and artistic cities in Western history, such as Pisa, Siena, and Florence. This lecture will explore the great histories and art of various Tuscan cities; as well the general lore associated with one of the most breathtaking and best preserved countrysides in all the world. This combination of artistic genius, economic prosperity and beautiful surroundings gave rise to an extraordinarily high quality of production of the visual as well as the oenological and culinary arts, all of which continue to inspire the world today.