Caffè Giubbe Rosse

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Giubbe Rosse

Caffè Giubbe Rosse is a café in Piazza della Repubblica (13-14r), Florence.[1] The giubbe rosse of its name are the "Red Shirts" of Garibaldi's forces during the Risorgimento, a badge of honour for liberal Italians, reflected in the silent allusion of the waiters' red jackets.

The café has a long-standing reputation as the resort of literati and intellectuals. Alberto Viviani defined the Giubbe Rosse as "fucina di sogni e di passioni" ("a forge of dreams and passions").[2] The Giubbe Rosse was the place where the Futurist movement blossomed, struggled and expanded; it played a very important role in the history of Italian culture as a workshop of ideas, projects, and passions. "We want to celebrate love of danger, of constant energy, and courage. We want to encourage going in aggressive new directions, feverish sleeplessness, running, deathly leaps, slaps and blows".[3]

Poets such as Ardengo Soffici, Giovanni Papini,[4] Eugenio Montale,[5] Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Giuseppe Prezzolini and many others met and wrote in this literary café,[6] an important venue of Italian literature in the beginning of the 20th century.

Important magazines such as Solaria and Lacerba[7] originated here from the writers who frequented the café.[8][9]

Giubbe Rosse was founded by two Germans, the Reininghaus brothers, in the beginning of the 1900s; the current owner is Fiorenzo Smalzi who currently publishes books by important Italian poets.[10]

Exhibitions and presentations[edit]

  • In 2012 literary meeting with Giorgina poet Busca Gernetti entitled "Classicità e Modernità nella poesia di Giorgina Busca Gernetti". Introduction by Onorevole Marco Cellai. critical relationships of prof. Enrico Nistri, Prof. Anna Maria Giglio, artist Lilly Brogi and the poet Giancarlo Bianchi.
  • In 2014 presentation of the Art Book of Peter Michael Musone with a group of La Pergola Arte exhibition of the artists covered in this modern Cahiers d'art. They intervened Ornella Fiorentini, Peter Michael Musone, Gregorio Rossi, Lilly Brogi and Daniele Menicucci.
  • In 2015 literary meeting the great classical and contemporary poetry interpreted by actor Franco Costantini organized by La Pergola Arte. Franco Costantini before he played Dante Alighieri musical accompaniment on guitar by Raimondo Raimondi spacing out his performance with a dissertation on of endecasillabo value and finally recited the lyrics of Lilly Brogi, Menotti Galeotti, Anna Balsamo, Alfredo Vernacotola, Alexandros Gounaras, Giancarlo Bianchi, Ornella Fiorentini.
  • In 2016 Moran presented the novel by Matilde Calamai . Speakers Giulio Greco and Lilly Brogi was present the doctor Aldo Giovanelli founder of Pengo Life Project and Italian Ambassador of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust who spoke about the situation of African wildlife. [11]

Giubbe Rosse's series[edit]

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Coordinates: 43°46′16.14″N 11°15′14.31″E / 43.7711500°N 11.2539750°E / 43.7711500; 11.2539750