Tuscan American Association has visited the "noble floors" of Palazzo Spini Feroni and the Ferragamo Museum. It was an opportunity to pay tribute to Mrs. Wanda Ferragamo, sadly missing on October 19, 2018 and who had been rewarded in 2003 by TAA for having contributed as an entrepreneur with her commitment to strengthening relations between Tuscany and the USA.
The visit started from the wonderful rooms on the first floor of Palazzo Spini Feroni starting from the historic "Sala Consiglio", the "Sala della Musica" and covering the narrow and fascinating corridors up to the "Sala Blu" and the "Cappella" admirably frescoed by Bernardino Poccetti.
MEMORIAL DAY Commemoration - May 28, 2018 - Florence American Cemetery and Memorial
Participants are expected to include: Ambassador of the United States o/ America The Honorable Lewis M. Eisenberg, Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard, U.S. Army Europe Major Generai John L. Gronski, Commander of the lnstitute /or Military Aeronautical Sciences Major Generai Stefano Fort, Consul Generai o/ the United States o/ America in Florence Benjamin V. Wohlauer.
The Tuscan American Association Onlus, presided by its co-presidents Andrea Davis and Federico Frediani, holds a welcome ceremony every year for American students who initiate their studies in the various universities located in Tuscany. One of the Association’s main objectives is to enhance cultural exchanges between Tuscany and the United States, and the ceremony is an important institutional event organized with the City of Florence.
This year Welcome Day will be held on Wednesday, October 25th at 5:00 pm in the Salone de’ 500 of Palazzo Vecchio. Opening remarks will be made by the Mayor of Florence Dario Nardella and Vice-Mayor of Florence Cristina Giachi, the Consul General of the US Consulate General in Florence Benjamin V. Wohlauer, as well as by the TAA’s two Co-Presidents.
The pop group “Vocal Blue Trains” directed by Alessandro Gerini will perform during the event.
On October 10th at the Palazzo Vecchio in the Salone dei Cinquescento will be the customary WELCOME DAY, the welcome ceremony for students of American Universities present in Florence. The Welcome Day 2016 is characterized as an authentic Tuscan welcome to the community of American students, who will be for a few months real citizens of Florence.
The co-presidents of the Tuscan American Association ONLUS, Andrea Davis and Federico Frediani, are pleased to invite you to the Welcome Day ceremony organized for American students who initiate their studies in the various universities located in Tuscany, which will be held Tuesday, October 10 at 5:00 pm in the Salone dei 500 of Palazzo Vecchio. Among the Association’s main objectives is enhancing cultural exchanges between Tuscany and the United States, and the ceremony is among the events that are organized each year with much success. Opening remarks will be made by the Vice Mayor of Florence Ms. Cristina Giachi, the Vice Consul General of the United States of America in Florence Mr. R. Scott macintosh, as well as by the two Co-Presidents. A dance performance will be offered by the Florence Dance Company under the artistic direction of Marga Nativo, dedicated to the theme of water on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the flood of November 4, 1966.
This will be followed by the ceremony for the Tuscan American Award, given each year on the occasion of Welcome Day to two award recipients, one Tuscan and the other American, who have contributed significantly to further develop the ties of friendship and exchange between the United States and Tuscany. Award presented by Vice Console Macintosh to Mr. Sandro Mencucci, Executive Director of ACF Fiorentina Spa. Vice Mayor Giachi will present the award to the American People for the assistance given at the time of the flood of November 4, 1966.
Following closing number of the Florence Dance Company.
WELCOME DAY 2015 PROGRAM
TAA and Harding University celebrated the 4th July Independence Day at Acciaiolo Castle in Scandicci.
Also present were the Consul General in Florence and the Mayor of Scandicci. The public also consists of numerous American students appreciated the succession of various rock bands who have performed with great success until late at night.