Caffè Giubbe Rosse

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Caffè Giubbe Rosse is a historical literary café in Piazza della Repubblica, Florence.[1] When opened in 1896, the cafè was actually called "Fratelli Reininghaus". It was named "Giubbe Rosse" (Red jackets or coats) in 1910, after the red jackets which waiters used to wear every day.[2]

The restaurant-café has a long-standing reputation as the resort of literati and intellectuals.[3] Alberto Viviani defined the Giubbe Rosse as "fucina di sogni e di passioni" ("a forge of dreams and passions").[4] 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".[5]

Poets such as Ardengo Soffici, Giovanni Papini,[6] Eugenio Montale,[7] Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Giuseppe Prezzolini and many others met and wrote in this literary café[8] an important venue of Italian literature in the beginning of the 20th century.

Important magazines such as Solaria and Lacerba[9] originated here from the writers who frequented the café.[10][11]

In 2019, a second important movement, the Empathism, (in Italian: Scuola Empatica / Empatismo) was launched in this prestigious cultural hub by Menotti Lerro, Antonello Pelliccia and others.[12][13]

This cozy literary café, founded by two Germans, the Reininghaus brothers,[14] in 1896, at the moment (since 2021) is permanently closed for financial problems.[15][16][17]

Some of the most recent Exhibitions and Presentations[edit]

Historical caffè Giubbe rosse Florence
  • 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 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, 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.[18]

Giubbe Rosse's series[edit]



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  2. ^ "La grave crisi delle Giubbe Rosse e il futuro possibile dei caffè storici".
  3. ^ Livorni, Ernesto (2009). "The Giubbe Rosse Café in Florence. A Literary and Political Alcove from Futurism to Anti-Fascist Resistance". Italica. 86 (4): 602–622. JSTOR 20750654.
  4. ^ "Giubbe Rosse - Caffe' storico letterario - Firenze". Archived from the original on 2009-05-31. Retrieved 2009-11-13.
  5. ^ "Giubbe Rosse - Caffe' storico letterario - Firenze". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2009-11-13.
  6. ^ "PAPINI, Giovanni in "Enciclopedia Italiana" – Treccani". Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  7. ^ "Montale, Eugenio nell'Enciclopedia Treccani". Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  8. ^ "Giubbe Rosse". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2009-11-13.
  9. ^ QuestIT s.r.l. "Archivio Corriere della Sera". Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  10. ^ "Giubbe Rosse - Caffe' storico letterario - Firenze". Archived from the original on 2009-05-30. Retrieved 2009-11-13.
  11. ^ "Giubbe Rosse - Caffe' storico letterario - Firenze". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2009-11-13.
  12. ^ "Scuola empatica: Genesi e sviluppo". 9 January 2021.
  13. ^ "Giornate Europee del Patrimonio 2021. Empatismo".
  14. ^ Scuriatti, Laura (2019). Mina Loy's Critical Modernism. University Press of Florida. ISBN 9780813056302. JSTOR j.ctvx07bdq.
  15. ^ "Tre mesi per salvare Le Giubbe Rosse - TGR Toscana". 25 December 2018.
  16. ^ "Firenze, sos Giubbe Rosse: Tutto chiuso e nessuno risponde". 18 May 2021.
  17. ^ "Giubbe Rosse, dopo la speranza torna lo stallo: «Gestori spariti»". 14 November 2021.
  18. ^ "Presentazione del libro MORAN". Archived from the original on 2016-06-24. Retrieved 2016-05-30.

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