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Event Details

Mon, April 08, 2024

18:00 – 19:30

Villa La pietra
Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Florence, Italy

A conversation between:

Carole Biagiotti, Fondazione Biagiotti Progetto Arte, Florence and Friend of Villa La Pietra
Christian Levett, The Levett Collection, Florence

Moderated by Francesca Baldry, Collection Manager, Villa La Pietra

Featured Biographies

Carole Biagiotti


Born in Arizona, Carole Biagiotti arrived in Florence quite by accident. After graduating from college, she was traveling to Paris by boat and decided to get off in Naples, proceeded to Rome, then arrived in Florence. Her purse disintegrated in front of Mario Biagiotti’s leather store; he helped her fix it, they fell in love, and she stayed in Florence. She worked with Mario in family businesses while raising a family. With a degree in art history, fine arts, and oriental culture from Northwestern University, her passion for art ultimately led to opening an art gallery: Biagiotti Progetto Arte. She is member of the Advisory Council of Civitella Ranieri, Umbria. Carole Biagiotti is a Friend of Villa La Pietra.

Cristian Levett


Board of Visitors, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Exhibitions and Scientific Committee, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
Arms and Armor Visiting Committee, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Former Board Member of the Hadrian Wall’s Trust
Owner of the Mougins Museum, France (re-opening as FAMM in June 2024)
Over 2,000 artworks in the collection.              @famm_mougins