14 December 1997-14 June 1998


In NOVEMBER 1827 James Leopardi arrived at cheerful Pisa. The influence that Leopardi had with the city, the landscape he defined "Romantic," the mild climate and the heat inspired the Poet in his most beautiful works: "To Silvia" and "The Risorgimento."

For the Poet the pemanence of Pisa to represent a unique moment for the changeof perspective and feelings which happened in him in this period.

The brevity and intensity of this permanence are entirely documented in this exhibition.

The exhibition will have articulated work of artists of the epoch and from the reconstruction of the environments and of the living rooms that greeted Leopardi.

The exhibition features autographed manuscripts and numerous pictures from all over the world.

In the rooms one may listen to music of the epoch as well as the passages favoured by the poet.

The exhibition is mounted in teh context of the celebrations of the bicentennial promotion of the Junta National Leopardiana and from the Nazional Leopardini Study Centre which has the purpose of promoting research acquaintance and appreciation of the context and work of Leopardi.

The exhibition LEOPARDI AT PISA enjoys the patronage of the following:

University of the Studies of Pisa

The President of the Republic

Superior school of St Udi University Perfezionamento "S. Anna"

Patronage of the Council of the Ministers

Pisana Historical Society

National library of Naples

Patronage of the Office of the Beni Culturali

Patronage of the Office of the Pubblica Istruzione

Patronage European Community

Patronage of the Tuscany Region

Patronage of the ENIT

CALLIOPE- Anthony Canova

Gallery of Modern Art of Pitti Palace


The exhibition will stay open from December 14 1997 until 14th June 1998 from the hours 9.30 am to 7pm. Open every day except Monday and from the first April each Fridayevening until 11pm.

For the residents of the province of Pisa free entrance between the 8th March and the 1st May

The Show will stay closed over Christmas and teh New Year : December 24-25-31 1997

For Information tel. +39.50.910471



The most important events in PISA


Regata of the Marine Republics

Historical Regata of S.Ranieri

Play of the Bridge


The Regata of the Marine Republics



These four Republics that join annually in a regatta which first started the 1955.

The boats are identical, each with eight rowers and a helmsman. The only difference is in the masts and the insignias: red with an eagle for Pisa; green with a lion for Venice; blue with a winged horse for Amalfi and white with a griffin for Genoa.

The competition is traditionally preceded by a procession, that is reminiscent of moments relevant to their history.

The idea recalls the birth of the demonstration of the free Republics in 1954.

In the following year at Genoa, there was a first experimental Regatta that was contested on "gullets" with four rowers; but in 1956, at Pisa the actual competition had its the first official baptism. The competition of boats processed from the parade on the Lungarni recalling four different episodes of the history of Amalfi, Genoa, Pisa and Venice.

From that day, there has been an annual display revolving between Amalfi and Genoa, the Arno at Pisa and the lagoon of Venice.

 The Regata from Marine Republics comes round to Pisa every 4 years in the month of June.

The Play of the Bridge


The play of the Bridge is always held on the last Sunday of June.

The origins of this Play lose themselves in the opinions of the writers and historians of the XVII and XVIII centuries in first a classical then a medieval past, providing a continuity between the ancient Romanesque and the Play of the Mazzascudo. There is the air of a medieval tournament, but however the first certain record of the Play is in the year 1568.

The purpose of the battle was, and remains still, the conquest of the Bridge of Half between the two births in which Pisa was divided by the Arno: North wind (to north) and Midday (to south).

 The proof of strength on the Bridge is only the culminating part of all the show, which has varied figures and over 720 number in the historical procession. It presents an incomparable show of colours and a wealth of the luxurious customs. 

Cavaliers, ambassadors, observers, generals, nobles, watches, captains, judges, drums, knights and combatants ] transform the Pisan lungarni between the roll of the drums and the rings of the cymbals. They are a part of the two armies that participate in the "show of the troops" before the call to battle on the middle Bridge with 41 horses, 40 drums, 20 cymbals and 130 men in armour.

The for the people of Pisa the Play of the Bridge has not been circumscribed to the day of the fight, but to Pisa is symbolic of a "Play" all year long.

The squares are 12: - for north wind: Satyrs, S.Maria, Mattaccini, S.Francesco, Kicks, S.Michele - for Midday: Dolphins, Dragons, S.Marco, S.Antonio, Leos, S.Martino.

These names derive from the past, from ancient Pisan companies of troops with territorial affiliation to a district, or of mythological origin, as can be inferred from the design armourial bearings on the flags.

 The Historical Regata of S. Ranieri


 The Regatta happens on the Arno on the 17th June of each year and again derives from the 13th century: in particular the Pisani Annals record the regata of 1292.  In 1635 precise rules were formulated. Emotions rise high over such an important event and in 1718 there was a notable dispute the actual date when the tradition started.

There are four boats in the Regatta to represent the four districts of the District of Pisani. These are white-red for the historical center of S.Martino, white-green for S.Antonio, white-and sky-blue for S.Maria, and white-yellow for S.Francesco.

 The competition is over a distance of 1500 meters, upstream, finally arriving at the Bridge of Fortitude.

 The Illuminations



On the night of June 16 each year Pisa celebrates in honour of S. Ranieri, the Patron Saint of Pisa with "Illuminations". S.Ranieri's Saint's Day celebration is the following day June 17.

 This splendid display comes down from the ancient "illuminations" that came to Pisa on the occasion of particular festivities or in honor of ruling and illustrious characters visiting the city. Of illuminations

tied up to the liturgical rite if they find traces of it already in the 1337 for the party of

S.Ranieri. In the 1700 the Luminara engaged choreographic and aesthetical criterions

that they carried to create on the palaces of the [lungarni] and on the artificial bridges

architectures, with "factories" that they counted each up to 14,000 lights.


Currently [riconfermata] like an of the principal demonstrations is been

[pisane], and they come used lights to disposed wax on sticks of painted wood of

white, said "laundry," mails to the windows and to the balconies for give

prominence to the architecture of the palaces of the Lungarni.


Mediamente comes alight for each Luminara 70,000 [lumini] on the [lungarni] that

they go from the Bridge of the Citadel to the Bridge of the Fortitude creating a picture

particularly suggestive that he/she/it/you attracts each year beyond 100,000 people.





Magnificence to the Court of the Medical Art to Florence at the end of the Five hundred

varied date beginning 24-09-1997 hour beginning 9: 00 elegant date 06-01-1998 elegant hour

19: 00 room Pitti Palace





The books from Cathedral from Florence liturgical Codes and Library of Maria Saint

of the Flower (XI-XVI centuries) literature given beginning 15-10-1997 hour beginning

9: 00 elegant date 10-01-1998 elegant hour 13: 00 room Laurenziana Library





The Macchiaioli, new contributions art given beginning 10-10-1997 hour beginning

10: 00 elegant date 06-01-1998 elegant hour 18: 30 room Pananti Gallery




Dali' Sculptor- Dali' Illustrator art given beginning 01-01-1997 hour beginning

10 elegant date 31-12-1997 elegant hour 19 room S. Museum Cross



The Restauration of the Welcome Perseo in the Future art given beginning 01-04-1997 hour

beginning 10 elegant date 31-12-1997 elegant hour 17 room Gallery of the Uffizi





visits drive to [firenze] in November


The sculpture to Orsanmichele and his Museum date beginning 01-11-1997 hour

beginning 10: 30 elegant date 01-11-1997 hour elegant room Church of Orsanmichele



Driven visits

Florence Houses of artist: a visit to Zuccari Palace date beginning

08-11-1997 hour beginning 11 elegant date 08-11-1997 hour elegant room Zuccari Palace





Special events

Florence XXXI° Anniversary Flood from Florence del1966 to the Annual Solemn

Mass of Suffrage for the victims for Pious tied up of the C date beginning

04-11-1997 hour beginning 16: 00 elegant date 04-11-1997 hour elegant Oratorical room of

Holy Maria of the Graces





Mimbelli villa

San Jacopo St. in Acquaviva

Schedule: 10.00-13.00/ 16.00-19.00

Closed Monday

Telephone 0586.808001-804847



The main point harvest of painted of Giovanni Factors and of other [macchaioli]

and [post macchiaioli] preserve to Livorno- that it of Factors was the [citta']

native- he/she/it/you has received a rational setup and a worthy position

in the prestigious Mimbelli Villa.


In the beautiful salt of the Villa, realized in the 1865 on plan

of the architect Joseph Michael and recently restored, the collection

civic [e'] had rearranged according to a precise criterion-historical-artistic and

enriched from a new group of interesting work until now preserved in the



I/they in the complex could have gotten ready on the three pianos of the

[villacecentotrentasei] work until now preserved in the [depositi.Oltre] to the paintings

of Factors, that constitute the part [piu' riccae pregevole] of the

harvest, the new Museum offers to the public and [aglistudiosi] the [possibilita'] of

appreciate famous and important [operedi] painters, what, Silvestre League,

Caesar and Giovanni Bartolena, the Thomas, Vittorio Corcos, Michael

Gordigiani, Leonetto Cappiello, and other, that they have characterized the

circumstances artistic [italianea] horse between eight hundred and nine hundred.


Visit to the Museum




Useful newses


Tickets: 8,000 (whole)- 5,000 (reduced)

Catalog: 15,000 (price special by G. Museum Factors)

Didactic visits: I for information phone 0586.808001


Principal connections:


From the railway station: lines urban n. 1 (stop Mascagni Terrace and

Plaza S. Iacopo in Acquaviva) and n. 8 (ViaMontebello stop)

From the maritime station: n line 3. with passage on the n lines. 1o n. 8


From the principal streets of agreed to the city: follow [cartellonistica]

road (direction Naval Academy, Italy Avenue)



Jewish museum




Yeshivà Marinates

Livorno, Micali St. 21



•Le visits to the Museum are from book

phoning to the Secretariat of the

Jewish community of Livorno

Benamozegh plaza 1- 57123 Livorno

Tel- [fax] 0586/ 896290

Schedule Secretariat: 9/ 12- 14/ 16.30







From the 4 at 12 o'clock December in occasion of the "XI Week of the Cultural Good,"

the visits to the Museum could be effect with the hourly following:




•Lunedì, Tuesday and Thursday 10/ 12-14.30/ 17

•Mercoledì, Friday and Domenica 10/ 12

Closed •Sabato





The Jewish Museum of Livorno, inaugurated l'8 November 1992, he/she/it/you is situated

in Sea Oratory, a [palazzina neoclassica] adapted to greet the

place of cult in the 1867. Such characteristic stays [tutt'ora], close to the

new destination of use. There I/they have exposed any of the [arredi] once

guarded in the monumental Synagogue, erect beginning from the 1593, but

continually adorned in the following centuries; the Synagogue was destroyed in the

course of the last world conflict in succession to one of the so much

bombardments that struck the city.


The splendid Synagogue was the mirror of the [floridezza] of the Jewish Nation

[livornese] whose components did to competition for decorate it of silvers and

precious fabrics.


The continuous commerces that animated the harbor of Livorno and of which the Hebrews

the greater protagonists were made the liturgical patrimony of the Synagogue

rather heterogeneous. We can in fact notice in the museum I/you/he/she/it Marinate objects of

Dutch origin, [nordafricana], Florentine, Roman, Venetian beyond to

those performed from the local [argentieri]. Unfortunately the more ancient pieces and

prestigious I/they have gone lost, but any of those stayed, like to

example a dated crown 1636 or any of the [arredi settecenteschi],

they show a quality of execution that we hardly find in other



The Hekhàl in wood, to which the [ricchi] carve and the three [cupolette] confers

a taste [orientaleggiante], escaped [miracolosamente] had transported

in Oratory of by Micali and there put again in use. The tradition wants that

he, like many [arredi], had stayed prone from the exiled Hebrews from the

peninsula [iberica], but he/she/it/you was perhaps performed from a north-Italian manufacture.


They in the museum are examples of objects in coral of refined workmanship,

an of the activities of which the Jewish [livornesi] held the monopoly, as

like to testimony of the market of the fabrics a roll of cloth has stayed

performed Lione around the half of the XVIII century, used for

manufacture different [arredi]. The embroideries then, to a large extent performed from

Jewish [ricamatrici], they represent one of the more interesting appearances

of the art ceremonial [livornese].


The Museum has destined to widen occupying the [matroneo] from Oratory where

he/she/it/you will find space an ampler documentation on the life and the tradition

Jewish [livornese] and they will have an adequate position all those

objects, I don't sole of historical-artistic value, but also of soldier use

liturgical [sinagogale] and domestic, that the families will give or

leave in deposit for complete the history of the Community.








Program of the concerts 1997/ 98







OCTOBER 25- Saturday- Concert of the pianist RUDOLF BUCHBINDERL.V. Beethoven-

Sonata [op]. 57 "Impassioned"

- 33 Variations on a waltz of Diabelli




NOVEMBER 8-Sabato- Concert of the LARRIEU Duo- ALVINI, flute and [pianoJ.S].

Integral Bach- of the Sonatas for flute and [clavicembalo]

(BWV 1031, 1033, 1020, 1034, 1032, 1035, 1030)






NOVEMBER 22- Saturday- Concert of the pianist GYORGY SANDORB. Bartok

R. Schumann

F. Liszt- Suite [op]. 14

- Symphonic Studies

- Funerailles

- Consolations

- Sonata in one small






NOVEMBER 29- Saturday- Concert of the ARTISF QUARTET. Mendelsson


W.A. Mozart

F. Shubert- Escape in me better [bemolle]

- Whim

- KV Quartet. 499

- Duartetto D. 810

(you death and the young girl)








DECEMBER 13- Saturday- Concert of the Trio The ARCHIBUDELLIL.V. Beethoven- Trio

[op]. 9 n. 2

- Trio [op]. 9 n. 1

- Trio [op]. 9 n. 3






DECEMBER 20- Saturday- Concert of the pianist ROBERTO CAPPELLOF. Liszt/ F.

Schubert- Schwanengesange

- Winterreise












JANUARY 10- Saturday- Concert of the CIAIKOWSKIJ TRIO. Brahms

P.I. Ciaikowski- Trio [op]. 8

- Trio [op]. 50








JANUARY 17- Saturday- Concert of the pianist EVGENI KOROLIOVJ.S. Bach-

Goldberg variations






JANUARY 24- Saturday- Concert of the KASHKASHIAN Duo/ LUBIMOV, violet and

[pianoforteF]. Schubert

B. Bartok

J. Brahms- D. Sonata 821 (The Arpeggione)

- First Rhapsody

- Sonata [op]. 120 n. The






JANUARY 31- Saturday- Concert of the VERNIKOV Duo/ BELLODI, violin and [pianoA].


I. Sibelius

C. Franck- Sonatina [op]. 100

- Suite in small king

- Sonata in best






FEBRUARY 5- Thursday- Concert of the QUARTET Of TOKIOF.J. Haydn

To Webern

P.I. Ciaikowski- Quartet [op]. 76 n. 2

- Five times for quartet of arcs [op].

- Quartet [op]. 30 n. 3






FEBRUARY 8- Saturday- Concert of the pianist OLLI MUSTONENJ.S. Bach

D. Shostakovich- Preludes and n escapes. 1-5-6-7-11-12-13-17-18-19-23-24

- Preludes and n escapes. 2-3-4-8-9-10-14-11 6-20-2 1- 22






FEBRUARY 14- Saturday- Concert of the guitarist ROMEROL PEPPER. Milan

F. Sor

J.S. Bach

M. Giuliani

M. De Leak

J. Malats

I. Albeniz


C. Romero- Imagination

- Imagination

- n Game. 2 BWV 1004

- Rossiniana n. The

- Homenajes

- Espanola Serenade

- Granada

- Sevilla

- Guasa

- Dansa Espanola n. The

- Imagination






FEBRUARY 21- Saturday- Concert IL [de] ARMONICOM GARDEN. Locke

J.S. Bach

A. Vivaldi- Suite from "The Tempest"

- Concert Brandeburghese n. 5

- Sonata [op]. The n. 12 (you Folly)

- RV Concert 93 for [liuto], two [violinie] continuous lower part

- RV Concert 444 for [flautino], 2violini and continuous lower part






MARCH 7- Saturday- Concert of the AMERICAN STRING QUARTETTW.A. Mozart

A. Berg

L.V. Beethoven- K. Quartet 465

- Quartet [op]. 3

- Quartet [op]. 135






MARCH 14- Saturday- Concert of the KODALY QUARTET and R. HAT, Quintet

with [pianoJ]. Brahms

E.V. Dohnanyi- Quintet [op]. 34

- Quintet [op]. 1






MARCH 21- Saturday- Concert of the SITKOVETSKY Duo/ GILILOV, violin and

[pianoL.V]. Beethoven

B. Bartok

S. Prokofiev- Sonata [op]. 12 n. The

- n Sonata. 1

- Sonata [op]. 80 n. 11






MARCH 28- Saturday- Concert of the KELLERJ.S QUARTET. Bach

G. Kurtag

L.V. Beethoven- Passages from The Art of the Escape

- Microludes

- Quartet [op]. 132






APRIL 4- Saturday- Concert of the SUCH duo/ GROETHUYSEN, piano for 4 hands. Schubert, M. Reger, A. Dvorak-

- Happy D. 947

- Variations and escape on a theme of Mozart [op]. 132

- "From the Bohemian forest" [op]. 68






All the concerts will have beginning to the hours 21.15




DE'ROSSI St., 26- PISTOIA-TEL. (0573) 24017-22286


For information: M° Massimo Tollgates, Tel. 0573/ 368660