ArtViva Festival: Thursday, May 6th

5:30- 6:00 Meet Leo Mancini-Hresko

An artist and his hauntingly beautiful paintings seem as if they come from another time period. He currently teaches in Florence, both privately in his studio and at the Florence Academy of Art. His paintings have been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, with some of the more notable taking place in Florence, London, Santa Fé, Nantucket, Dublin, and New York. Take this opportunity to meet an artist up-close, ask him questions, and possibly buy one of his pieces! For more info and Bookings check the ArtViva festival Experience page

6:00-7:00 Italy explained by Count Niccolo Capponi

One of the few people to hold the title Florentine Patrician, Niccolo Capponi is not only a count, but a scholar as well. He attained his PhD from the University of Padua and is also a published author, specializing in military history. The Capponi palace, one of the most famous and important in Florence, has its own private artwork collection and manuscripts which include letters from Dante and various popes throughout history. For more info and Bookings check the ArtViva festival Experience page

7:00-8:00 Wine Salon Event explained by Count Niccolo Capponi

The Capponi family have a long and illustrious history. Circumstantial evidence dates this important Florentine noble family back to 1054, while documentation extends back to 1215. Hear Niccolo Capponi speak about his family production of wine as well as his rich family history. For more info and Bookings check the ArtViva festival Experience page

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