During the Workshop the following events will be offered to participants and accompanying persons.

DECEMBER 14, 2021

18:00 – 19:00 Guided visit of Cenacolo di Santa Apollonia – Via XXVII Aprile 1, Firenze
Details of the Cenacolo are provided in the VENUE page.

19:00 – 19:30 Musical Entertainment at Auditorium Santa Apollonia Via San Gallo 25a, Firenze

  1. Mazas Jacques Féréol  (1782 – 1849): from 12 Petite Duos, n.9
  2. Bruni Antonio Bartolomeo (1751 – 1821): from Petite Duos op.34, n.1
  3. Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus  (1756 – 1791): from 12 violin duets op.70: duets n.11 and n.12

Liu Lyu, violin
Yu Feiyue, violin

Liu Lyu and Yu Feiyue began their studies in two of the most prestigious high schools in China. They have been in Italy for six years and after the required training and supplementary period they were admitted to the Triennium of the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Firenze. In October 2021 they obtained the first degree Academic Diploma with the highest grade. As students of Prof. Lucia Maggi they participated in the Spring City concert organized by the Cherubini Conservatory and the Municipality of Firenze in the years 2018 and 2019. They participated in several concerts organized by the Conservatory among which the Sala del Buonumore, the Niccolini Theater, the Goldoni Theater. They attended the Master Classes of Cristiano Rossi and Dejan Bogdanovich. Currently they attend the Specialist Biennium at the Cherubini Conservatory with Maestro Riccardo Capanni.

19:30 – 20:30 Welcome Cocktail at Auditorium Santa Apollonia Via San Gallo 25a, Firenze
After the musical entertainment a Welcome Cocktail is offered to participants and accompanying persons inside the Santa Apollonia building.

DECEMBER 15, 2021

17:00 – 18:00 Guided visit of the Zeffirelli Collection

Franco Zeffirelli was born in Firenze on February 12th, 1923. He is a worldwide known director and producer of operas, films and television. The International Center for Performing Arts (CIAS) collects the entire artistic and cultural heritage of a career spanning over seventy years.

The Centre, housed in the historical San Firenze Complex, promotes exhibition and educational initiatives through its Archive, the Library of Fine and Performing Arts, and the Zeffirelli Collection.

Among the hundreds of his works, it is worth mentioning Per Firenze, the powerful documentary on the flood of the Arno river that devastated Firenze in 1966. The film was released less than two weeks after the flooding, generating an exceptional awareness of the disaster worldwide.


The Zeffirelli Collection houses over 250 works by Maestro Zeffirelli, mostly drawings and sketches for sets and costumes, but also scale models, outfits and photographs. The exhibition itinerary goes chronologically through Drama, Opera and Cinema. The great artistic personalities who collaborated with Zeffirelli and the theatres of the world that welcomed him mark the passage through the Collection.
Franco Zeffirelli died in Rome in 2019. He is buried in Firenze, in the Cimitero delle Porte Sante at San Miniato.


Piazza San Firenze takes its name from a distortion of the name of a pre-existing church dedicated to San Fiorenzo. On the east side the almond-shaped square is dominated by the facade of the San Firenze complex, a monumental Baroque building that housed the convent of the Padri Filippini and the church of San Filippo Neri (Firenze 1515 – Roma 1595), with a large facade designed by Pier Francesco Silvani in 1667 but finished only in 1772. Until 2012 it housed the Court and the judicial offices.

On the opposite side there is Palazzo Gondi, a refined example of Florentine residential architecture of the fifteenth century, designed by Giuliano da San Gallo and enlarged in the nineteenth century.
In ancient times two churches overlooked the square: the church of Sant’Apollinare, founded in the VI century by the Byzantines and destroyed in the XVII century, and the aforementioned church of San Fiorenzo. The first church was located right under the chapel of San Filippo Neri, while the other, on the opposite side, was destroyed to make way for the square.

18:00 – 19:30 Guided Tour: Discover Firenze through historical places of Dante Alighieri: 700 years later 

19:30 – 23:00 Dinner in the San Firenze complex
After the visit of the Zeffirelli museum, a dinner is offered to participants and accompanying persons inside the baroque building.