Aèrio by Marcella Del Signore

Marcella Del Signore - Aèrio 2021

Aério is a prototype of urban surfaces and a soft machine conceived as a respiratory macro-organ that explores the forms of coexistence of species through the ecology of breath and investigates health as a public value.

The macro-respiratory organ acts as a cleaning/filtering/treatment device of the air through the performance textile material embedded and woven into the surface. The technology of the incorporated material is developed through an advanced polymer that integrates Wearpure.Tech, a 100% natural mineral compound that has the property of mineralising the primary greenhouse gases that pollute the air we breathe. It can absorb and neutralize CO2, NOx and VOCs, converting them into active minerals.

Aério is a prototype for public space that acts as a device capable of covering urban surfaces to provide scenarios of co-dependence of living systems.
By mapping prototypical public spaces, the project aims to predict scenarios for dynamic CO2 uptake in the public sphere by interpolating data on materials technology, human occupancy, density and surrounding air ecologies.


CRISPR-LOCUS by Maria Perbellini, Christian Pongratz and Dustin White

Bringing together stone and nature in a lively and dynamic narrative to inscribe an open public space, the CRISPR installation transforms spatial resonances into a stage for social encounters, an emotional observation point of the beauty and power of water, still hidden by the walls and went up the vast complex of buildings.
The traits of CRISPR are revealed by its sometimes latent rules and principles which, if written in computational form, generate non-linear geometries, interchangeable and non-adaptable functions and relationships.

Engravings and Lithographs Collection – Vito Merlini Donation

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Vito Merlini Collection

Engravings and Lithographs

The Engravings and Lithographs Collection – Vito Merlini Donation was born in 2006 thanks to the philanthropic gesture of Vito Merlini and by the will of the Municipal Administration and Belvedere S.p.A. in the belief that the poetics of the Work of Art resides precisely in the etymological meaning of the word “handwriting” understood as “sign, drawing, engraving” which takes the form of the immediacy of the graphic gesture, which does not allow hesitation, repentance and which will always the character of simplicity and freshness.

The collection consists of 279 sheets including etchings, lithographs, woodcuts and serigraphs: a collection of works that comprehensively present and summarize the Italian artistic panorama of the 20th century.

Many pure engravers whose works are part of the donation (Viviani, Piacesi, Bartolini, Zancanaro, Gulino, Mongatti, Greco, Morena, Parigi, etc.), as well as painters and sculptors who have dedicated themselves to the practice of engraving and lithographic techniques with extraordinary results: Baj, Breddo, Carrà, Guerricchio, Guttuso, Possenti, Morlotti, Maffi, Manzù etc. Many other prominent names: Carla Accardi, Annigoni, Cantatore, Dorazio, Fattori, Goya, Marino Marini, Mirò, De Chirico, Dalì, Saetti, Sassu, Scialoja, Soffici, Vangi, Vittorini.

Vito Merlini, former doctor of Peccioli, was a figure with a multifaceted personality who permeated many aspects of community life, actor, president of the Philharmonic Society and of the Pecciolese Cycling Union, president of the Football Sports Society.

Francesco Bigazzi Icons Collection

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Francesco Bigazzi Icons Collection

The Bigazzi Collection is characterized by the presence of predominantly Russian icons dating back to the 17th century. XVIII-early XX, typical of a domestic veneration and painted both in tempera, according to the traditional technique, and in oil, according to an “academic” methodology. These are icons mostly typical of popular devotion, which were handed down from generation to generation.

The Bigazzi Collection constituted the first nucleus of works of the F. Bigazzi Museum of Russian Icons which was born in 2000 following the meeting between the Municipality of Peccioli and Francesco Bigazzi, collector, for many years a journalist and correspondent from Moscow, then in charge of Culture and Press at the Consulate General of Italy in St. Petersburg and currently President of the Friends of the Hermitage Museum Association – Italy.

Belvedere Icons Collection


Belvedere Icons Collection

The Belvedere Collection, unique in its kind, presents wooden icons with a singular and unusual peculiarity: dating back to the 17th century. XVIII-XX and from many countries and regions (Russia, Armenia, the Balkans, Constantinople, Estonia, Jerusalem, Greece, the Ionian Islands, Latvia, Mount Athos, Romania, Transylvania and the Ukraine), are dated, signed or with a dedication. An entire exhibition section is also dedicated to bronze crosses, icons and polyptychs, mostly typical of the production of the Old Believers.

Belvedere S.p.A., a company that believes in the valorisation and promotion of the local area, creating projects that combine company results with investments in culture, has become an interpreter of the historical-cultural changes underway, contributing to enriching the collections of this museum of icons which in one multi-ethnic society has become a place of encounter and integration between the cultures of Eastern and Western Europe, as well as a place where one would like to build peace.

Bronze Icons Collection

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Bronze Icons Collection - Giuseppe and Paola Berger Donation

The Giuseppe and Paola Berger Donation includes 51 bronze icons and one bone icon, dated between the 17th and 19th centuries. The iconographic typologies represented include crosses, triptychs and four-door polyptychs, icons of Christ, the Mother of God, Saints and Feasts.

All the works are typical of the Russian Old Believers’ production, which began in the north of Russia and from there passed on to other areas, including Moscow. In the past, Giuseppe and Paola Berger had already exhibited bronze icons and precious salt cellars of Imperial Russia in Peccioli.

Anthologica by Emiliano Ponzi

Anthologica by Emiliano Ponzi

edited by Federico Cano Correa and Stefano Cipolla

The exhibition aims to create as complete a look as possible on the extraordinary work of one of the most important illustrators in the world: Emiliano Ponzi.

An entire building would not be enough to collect his entire production, so we could define it as a “summarized” anthology.

Together with the Art Director of L’Espresso Stefano Cipolla, a great friend of Emiliano, around thirty illustrations created by Ponzi in the last 3/4 years have been selected, so as to offer viewers an insight into his most recent work.

Works created for various clients have been selected from Emiliano’s infinite archive, bearing evidence of how the author approaches in a different way each time to meet the needs of the client, be it a magazine, a publishing house, a brand, a fair , a festival or himself (of which he is the strictest judge).

In fact, there are plates extrapolated from Emiliano’s personal books (The Great New York Subway Map, published by the MoMa in New York), as well as covers for Feltrinelli or Einaudi, illustrations for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Repubblica (etc…) , images commissioned by brands such as Moleskine, Barilla or Coop, the 2022 posters for the Book Fair and the Furniture Fair.

The exhibition will be open until 28 January 2024, every day from 9 to 20

Palazzo Senza Tempo, via Carraia 11, Peccioli

Free Entry

“The colors of silence” by Alessandro Ciulli

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"The colors of silence"

At Palazzo Senza Tempo an exhibition dedicated to the painter born in Fabbrica di Peccioli

In the halls of the Palazzo Senza Tempo it is possible to admire the exhibition “The colors of silence” dedicated to the Pecciolese painter Alessandro Ciulli.

The exhibition, curated by Alberto Mugnaini, is promoted and produced by the Peccioliper Foundation and by the Municipality of Peccioli, with the contribution of the Casa di Alessandro.

After having been the go-between and meeting point for so many talents from outside, the municipality of Peccioli is proud to be able to host the exhibition of an artist born and raised in its territory, whose work, practically unpublished and circulated only among local collectors, will constitute retrospectively a surprising new entry in the ranks of the most advanced research in Italian painting in the period from the end of the 1970s to the beginning of the second decade of our century.

Alessandro Ciulli, born on April 7, 1951, apart from some sporadic movements at a young age, has always lived in Fabbrica di Peccioli, until his death on April 1, 2012.

After attending the Art School of Cascina (PI), and enrolling in the Faculty of Letters of the University of Pisa, he definitively embarked on an artistic career by continuing his studies as an autodidact and working tirelessly and continuously until his death. leaving several hundreds of paintings and a few thousand sketches, drawings and sketches.

The exhibition is accompanied by a monographic study by Alberto Mugnaini, The colors of silence. Life and works of Alessandro Ciulli, in which we try to reconstruct the salient moments of Ciulli’s life and artistic career, and to highlight his absolute originality in forging a style that starts from a careful re-reading of the works of champions of Modernism such as Fernand Léger and Paul Klee to arrive at his own personal conception between the neo-primitive and the metaphysical, in a paradoxical but perfect chronological harmony with the most celebrated pictorial expressions of the Postmodern.

The exhibition will be open until 31 August 2023, every day from 9 to 20.

11 Lune d’Inverno

After the cancellation, due to covid, of the last edition, “11Lune d’Inverno” is back in attendance. On Monday 26 December and Friday 6 January, a long series of events dedicated and designed for children and families will kick off the ninth edition of “11Lune d’Inverno”.

Many initiatives have been organised. The afternoon will be enlivened by street performances, workshops, educational play activities inside the Museums, readings at the Municipal Library, an artisan market, readings, stories and snacks in the various commercial activities.

There are two important innovations that characterize the 2022/2023 edition: Palazzo Senza Tempo will host some shows and workshops of the event, and the walkway in Via Mazzini, with the work Endless Sunset by Patrick Tuttofuoco, will become the stage for the first time for a area fabric show and stunts. Also this year we will see Marco Martinelli among the protagonists again with his show between chemistry and music, Marco Martinelli in fact has been divided between science and entertainment since he was a child, and in recent years his project is to create a synthesis of these two worlds he has inside.

The collaboration with the Giovanni Boccaccio National Body of Certaldo is new, which will propose a theatrical show inspired by some short stories taken from the Decameron. Collaborations with important artistic realities of national importance have been confirmed, including ArtCityLab, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to involve citizens and make them part of the process of creating a work that reflects a contemporary identity, and the Training School of actor – Florence’s Oltrarno directed by Pierfrancesco Favino, which will involve young and old in a workshop between singing and theatre.

Like every year, the Accademia Musicale Alta Valdera offers two workshops, one on the world of Disney, and one dedicated to cartoons taken from the book “Il Castello delle note”, translated into English and Spanish during the lockdown. New in the context of 11Lune d’Inverno is the collaboration with Tagete Edizioni, and the participation of Aziz Fuad, one of the most interesting artists on the Florentine scene. In addition, numerous local associations have collaborated on the 11Lune d’Inverno program by proposing interesting activities, the Peccioli Philharmonic, Mondobimbi onlus, the historic archers of Peccioli, the Alta Valdera amateur astronomers’ association, the Pro Loco, the Peccioli merchants, the Noi per Voi Association. An entire community has set to work to offer children of all ages two afternoons of timeless fun and entertainment. For the 2022/2023 edition, participants of 11Lune d’Inverno will receive a magnetic card and a special gadget.

The Libbiano Astronomical Centre

“Galileo Galilei” Observatory, Conference Centre and Planetarium

The Libbiano Astronomical Centre, a structure designed to meet the needs of astronomers, has become a centre for the promotion of public interest in, and understanding of, astronomy following the creation of a planetarium and associate conference facilities.

Faithfully reproducing the celestial sphere and its movements, the planetarium is a very effective tool to illustrate the fundamental concepts of celestial mechanics and to allow visitors to recognise – directly and immediately – the constellations and to understand the alternation of the seasons and the variation of the length of day and night.

The Centre consists of two distinct structures:

  • An Educational Building which houses the Go-To Ex3 Digital Planetarium with a capacity to hold 25 visitors and a conference room that can seat 50 people. In the entrance area there are the field telescopes used by the local Amateur Astronomers Association and a permanent exhibition of some of the images taken by the group.

  • The Galileo Galilei Observatory which houses the two main telescopes: a Ritchey-Chretien 500mm diameter/aperture reflector f/8 – f/6 and an 180mm diameter/aperture apochromatic refractor f/9. The Observatory was first opened in October 1997 in the presence of the renowned astrophysicist Margherita Hack.

The video also shows the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul which is only a few steps away from the Observatory.

Informazioni e contatti

Fondazione Peccioliper
Piazza del Popolo, 10
56037 Peccioli (PI)
tel. 0587 672158
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Centro Astronomico di Libbiano
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