Castagno di Piteccio by CCT-SeeCity 2017 - 37

PISTOIA A few summers ago, while we were hosting the #CCTravellers in the Italian Capital of Culture 2017, we discovered a place that we fell in love with at the first encounter. Yes, with Castagno di Piteccio it was love at first sight. And among the Creative Curious Travellers, who came to Tuscany from various parts of the World, with whom we repeatedly visited this tiny #BorgoMuseo a few kilometers from the city, there’s even someone who told us: “it is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen”.

"Eiffel, Eiffel" - photo taken @ Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (December 2017) by Elena Mazzoni Wagner. | The painting on the right is "La Tour Eiffel" (1926) by Robert Delaunay.

PARIS without its Tour Eiffel. Impossible even to imagine, today. But if some French intellectuals would have won their battle, the Iron Lady (Dame de Fer) might have survived for maybe just twenty years or maybe less. The French originally hated it. If not all, certainly an important group of high-profile artists, thinkers and creatives who signed a petition to protest against the tower during its construction. They expressed all their hate towards this “useless” and “monstrous” monument with a love letter to their City of Lights (Ville Lumière) and finesse, published on Valentine’s Day 1887.

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PRATO One month before the reopening of the Centro Pecci, the first centre dedicated to contemporary art in Italy, it is its architect to tell us three important things about this place, meant as a space for all contemporary arts but above all as a public space. In fact, architect Maurice Nio addresses us – citizens of Prato, Tuscany, Italy, Europe, World: in this short video, he launches three messages, including a very curious invitation… :)