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“Fall into November”

Presented by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero and special guests Matteo Boglione and Maurizio Seracini

Date & Time:
November 5, November 12, November 19, November 27

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EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR BUNDLE | “Fall into November”

  1. Thursday, November 5, 2020 | “LIVE Virtual Tour of the Florence Oltrarno” by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero |  10:00 – 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
  2. CHANGE OF DATE Thursday, November 12, 2020 | “Thanksgiving Turkey My Way” with Executive Chef Matteo Boglione | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
  3. CHANGE OF DATE Thursday, November 19, 2020 | “The Search for the Lost Leonardo” with special guest Maurizio Seracini | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
  4. Friday, November 27, 2020 | “LIVE Virtual Tour of Siena” by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero | 9:30 – 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Each webinar will include a 45-minute lecture followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.

Please note:

  • Your participation for all four exclusive webinars is confirmed once you have purchased your bundle. You will receive the Zoom link to join each presentation circa 30 minutes before the start time.
  • Space is limited for these lectures; only the first 1,000 people to click the “BOOK NOW” link will be able to tune in.
  • VIDEO RECORDINGS of the webinars will be available for unlimited streaming at your convenience until December 10, 2020.

Webinar 1

EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR | “LIVE Virtual Tour of the Florence Oltrarno”
Presented by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero

Join my live virtual tour of the Oltrarno DIRECTLY FROM FLORENCE!

We shall walk the streets of the rive gauche of Florence, known as the “Oltrarno,” in order to admire its beauty and internationally renowned artisan traditions. Stroll across the Ponte Vecchio, admire the majestic Pitti Palace, wander down the antique-shop-filled Via Maggio, bask in the charm of the church and piazza of Santo Spirito, and then end up deep in the heart of the Oltrarno at the church and piazza Santa Maria del Carmine. See and appreciate the beauty of Florence in REAL TIME!

Please note: In the event of unfavorable weather on the date specified for the virtual tour, it shall be substituted with a webinar addressing “Florence: The Art of Magnificence.”

The webinar will include a 45-minute lecture followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.

Webinar 3

EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR | “Thanksgiving Turkey My Way”
Presented by Executive Chef Matteo Boglione

With Additional Commentary by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero

Join former Le Cirque NYC Executive Chef, Matteo Boglione, live from Florence, Italy, for an extraordinary cooking class where he will teach you how to give a creative, mouthwatering and, of course, Italian spin to that same old boring Thanksgiving tacchino.

World-renowned chef Matteo Boglione was born in Italy. In 2010, he opened the critically acclaimed restaurant in New York City called “Il Matto.” In 2013, Matteo became the Executive Chef at Le Cirque in New York City, and then later at Le Cirque Signature in Mumbai and Bangalore. He later returned to his hometown of Florence, Italy, where he most recently began a collaboration with the celebrity poet-butcher Dario Cecchini.

For more on Matteo Boglione, please visit: https://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/01/dining/reviews/01rest.html

The webinar will include a 45-minute lecture followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.

Webinar 2

EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR | “The Search for the Lost Leonardo”
Presented by Art Historian Maurizio Seracini
With Additional Commentary by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero

The Battle of Anghiari, also known as The Fight for the Standard is a mural painted by Leonardo da Vinci in 1505 in the Sala del Gran Consiglio of Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio, commemorating a Florentine victory over the Milanese on the plains of Anghiari, a battle that took place on June 29, 1440. This extraordinary mural disappeared during Giorgio Vasari’s renovation of the Sala Grande in 1563.

Could Vasari have covered up or destroyed Leonardo’s masterpiece?

In 1975, a scientific investigation began to look for the lost mural. The last renewed effort took place in 2011-2012 by a team of young scientists from UCSD led by Prof. Maurizio Seracini. Unfortunately, the research came to an abrupt stop due to alleged accusation of damaging the Vasari’s murals in order to find the Leonardo’s mural.

This webinar will give a full account of the research from the mid 1970s to 2012 and will show how the original location of the Battle of Anghiari was indeed identified, together with a reconstruction of how the Sala Grande was built and later modified by Vasari. We shall also discuss the particular painting technique employed by Leonardo and the problems that it incurred.

Finally, a detailed account will be given about the results of the few hectic days of research in 2012 and what could and should be done to give a final answer to one of the greatest art historical mysteries of all time – is Leonardo’s masterpiece still buried behind Vasari’s mural in the Hall of the 500?

For more on Maurizio Seracini, please visit: https://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/06/science/06tier.html

The webinar will include a 45-minute lecture followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.

Webinar 4

EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR | “LIVE Virtual Tour of Siena”
Presented by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero

Join my live virtual tour of Siena DIRECTLY FROM SIENA!

We shall walk the streets of the great medieval city in order to admire its majestic beauty. We will begin our tour in the great Basilica of San Domenico to view Siena’s most cherished relic – the head of St. Catherine of Siena. Afterwards we shall walk past the seat of the world’s oldest extant bank called Monte dei Paschi, which was founded in 1472. We will then continue on to the Piazza del Campo, which has been described as the most beautiful piazza in Italy and is where the celebrated Palio horse race is run. We shall then continue on and conclude our visit with a close-up view of the striking cathedral of Siena. See and appreciate the beauty of Siena in REAL TIME!

Please note: In the event of unfavorable weather on the date specified for the virtual tour, it shall be substituted with a webinar addressing “Siena: Medieval Majesty.”

The webinar will include a 45-minute lecture followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.