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October 12 Speaker

posted Sep 25, 2011, 12:50 PM by Jenna Basmagy
Florinda Nestico, actress, tour guide and more, who will introduce the Network audience to Signoria Granduke Cosimo de' Medici and his Spanish wife, Eleonora di Toledo. The Granduke and Duchess, in full costume, are brought to us by the Museo dei Ragazzi, an Association founded in 2001 by the Comune of Florence which today is actually one of its partners.

The Museo dei Ragazzi's programs allow visitors to fully experience daily life, family relations, and the cultural climate of sixteenth century Florence by speaking directly with its main characters at the Palazzo Vecchio, including Cosimo and Eleonora. The Network audience will be instructed on how to address the royalty during "question time" with the dukes, as there is a formal protocol to follow.

Florinda Nestico wears many hats (including one as Network member Rosalind's daughter!) and we'll have the chance to talk to her about her many activities after our audience with the Dukes. All in all, it will be an evening NOT to be missed!!