VILLA LA PIETRA JOINS #MUSEICHIUSIMUSEIAPERTI
At this time of forced isolation, we wish Villa La Pietra to be open and available virtually as a site of learning, exchange, discussion, and encounters, as it befits the place “Villa” since the Trecento, at the time of Boccaccio’s Decameron, during the Renaissance, at the times of the Medici and Sassetti families, and at the time of Florence Capital City, when the Incontri family, then owners, transformed the spaces of the Villa to welcome visitors, both foreigners and locals. The Actons were masters at welcoming guests from all over the world and by doing this they fostered relationships and disseminated their passion for culture, with their collections of art, music, books and with their everlasting garden. The library, containing over 12.000 volumes, preserves also two illustrated editions of the Decameron, one in Italian dated 1757, and one in French, dated 1802.
Starting from April 3 2020, we will feature a weekly short “story” related to the Acton family members, an event happened at Villa La Pietra, an object from the collection, a book, a photograph, or a room of the collection or a spot in the garden. Our readers can contribute with their own stories, taking inspiration from the theme featured in our weekly Friday issue. Culture doesn’t stop!