Vasco Pratolini''s Florence: Readings and Cultural Walks

Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Vasco Pratolini''s Florence: Readings and Cultural Walks

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Italian Culture, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Vasco Pratolini is one of the most important writers of the twentieth century in Italy and his writings embody the literary spirit of the city its society and its history during the years of Fascism and World War II. The course features poetic walks between the banks of Arno, several stops in Piazza Santa Croce and Piazza del Carmine, using the features of Pratolini's narrative to re-tracing several locations in Florence. The writer describes a geography of real and imaginary places in the city providing students with the opportunity to explore the city and discover the historical and traditional neighborhoods being inspired by the writings and books by Pratolini as well as other Italian writers of the '900s.

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