Where and when
Figures of civilized Italy
Presentation of the book by Pier Franco Quaglieni, in the presence of the author.
Introduced by: Patrizia Asproni and Valentina Gensini
Speakers: Ginevra Cerrina Feroni Ricasoli, Gerardo Pellegrino Nicolosi
Moderator: Marzio Fatucchi
In collaboration with Museo Marino Marini
A distant Italy, often forgotten, a world unfortunately now gone which also wants to be a tribute to that Italy that helped to revive our country from the war lost after 1945, rebuilding democratic institutions and creating the well-being of the nation with the same constructive spirit that led to the Constitution.
Amendola, Bobbio, Calamandrei, Casalegno, Chabod, Montanelli, Olivetti, Spadolini, Tortora and many other protagonists told by those who were students or friends, a series of writings that Quaglieni enriches by reconstructing the history of the relationships between the “Pannunzio” Center and the different personalities that animate the book. The all-round portrait of civilized Italy, with completely new and unconventional episodes, in some cases even politically “incorrect”.
Pier Franco Quaglieni
Lecturer and essayist of Risorgimento and contemporary history, he has been a publicist since 1968. He is director of the “Mario Pannunzio” Center for Studies and Research, which he helped to grow alongside Arrigo and Camillo Olivetti, Mario Soldati, Alessandro Passerin d’Entrèves.
From his privileged corner he met and got to know many personalities about whom he wrote in this book. He is an invited lecturer throughout Italy and abroad. He is director of the Freedom Volunteers Foundation. At the age of 47 he was awarded by the President of the Republic the 1st class Gold Medal of Merit of School, Culture and Art.
He has won, among others, the “Voltaire”, “Tocqueville”, “Popper” and “Venezia” awards. Aldo Cazzullo wrote about him: “He is a lonely knight who for decades has kept alive the memory of a great cultural tradition that is often overlooked”. Massimo Gramellini, in turn, stated: “He is a liberal of the Risorgimento born in the wrong century. Fortunately for us ”.