A very original and very funny guide to the Tuscan capital, the one written by Enzo Carro, which reveals its playful intent right from the title.
"Florence. What a fun to go for a walk. 15 itineraries for 15 walks accompanied by curiosities and joking anecdotes"Is offered to the reader as a sort of" tourist trip "to discover all those places known for having been the setting for curious events or funny Florentine stories often unknown or forgotten.
In fact, the guide is full of curiosities, news, joking anecdotes about illustrious and lesser-known personalities, which, as the author is keen to point out, “denote the creativity, wit and diplomatic irreverence of the Florentine people”.
Silvia Tozzi, responsible together with Francesco Maria Mugnai di Florence Art Editions, the publishing house that published the volume, says: "Any stone, any place, a door, a window, a square, a bar are a starting point for Enzo Carro to go and seek curiosity, not the historical-artistic aspect - he rightly does not propose himself to the public as an art historian - because of these places, of these Florentine glimpses, the author went to look for particular anecdotes, for example related to cinematography, let's think of Monicelli, films like " My friends ”, or with characteristic figures, such as that of the angel who is on the cathedral of Florence and which shows a somewhat irreverent gesture. Known and lesser known anecdotes but always in the name of a smile and fun ".
Thanks to the collaboration of the publishing house with the Photographic group DGT Florence and with the Municipality of Bagno a Ripoli, the initiative to organize a suggestive one was also born photographic exhibition inspired by the places mentioned by the guide and hosted these days at the Sala Ruah of Bagno a Ripoli.
“The idea was born last year, - he specifies Silvia Tozzi - we proposed to these photographer friends to take inspiration from Enzo Carro's book to visualize some places in the city and create images stimulated by these suggestions of the author ”.
"The publishing house has a fairly large catalog, which ranges from non-fiction, to fiction, to guides, such as the case of Browsing, the series that hosts Enzo Carro's book, and is well known for its manuals, entertainment and also for art catalogs. In more than twenty years we have built a fairly complex structure, always with a very sensitive eye for Florentine and Tuscan things ”, Silvia Tozzi is keen to specify.
Enzo Carro. Neapolitan author, singer, actor and musician. Since 1983 he lives and works in Florence where, due to his versatility, he is nicely nicknamed the "Partenopeo and part ... Florentine". He has published: The heredity of Partenope. The journey of Neapolitan singing from the ancient rapsodi to the modern neomelodici (2001); I want to be a comedian. First aid manual for actors, authors and directors (2006); The double sense bingo. Historical essay and bizarre poems on the Neapolitan tombola (2012).