On 30 November 2022 we celebrate Festa della Toscana (Tuscan Day), the first edition of which was held in 2000, with the aim of not only celebrating this important historical event but also affirming the Region of Tuscany's commitment to the promotion of human rights, peace and justice.
On 30 November 1786, Pietro Leopoldo, Grand Duke of Tuscany, adopted a new penal code in which, for the first time in the world, the abolition of the death penalty and torture was decreed. The signing of this edict took place in Pisa, at the Royal Palace (now the National Museum) in Lungarno Antonio Pacinotti
For the occasion:
MUSEO DELLA GRAFICA on Wednesday 30 November at 6 pm, there will be the presentation of the exhibition 'The eye of science: a century of scientific photography in Italy (1839-1939)', organised by the Museo della Grafica and the Museo Galileo. The exhibition, curated by Claudia Addabbo and Stefano Casati, is part of the L'occhio della scienza (The Eye of Science) project, which aims to illustrate the fundamental cultural and scientific turning point that arose with the birth of photography in 1839. In dialogue with the exhibition "The Eye of Science: Giorgio Roster and Odoardo Beccari, Explorers of Places and Images" at the Stibbert Museum in Florence, the exhibition will be open until 26 February 2023. For the occasion, the museum will remain extraordinarily open until 10 p.m.
MUSEO NAZIONALE DI PALAZZO REALE celebrates Tuscan Day on 30 November with an all-day FREE DAY and special tours at 11.00 am and 3.00 pm. During the guided tours you will learn about the Museum, its works and its history, with a special focus on the figure of 𝗣𝗶𝗲𝘁𝗿𝗼 𝗟𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗱𝗼 of Lorraine. The Grand Duke of Tuscany, right within the walls of the Royal Palace, signed the act abolishing the death penalty in Tuscany in 1786. The Grand Duchy became the first state in the world where it was made illegal to sentence a citizen to death.
1 December 2022. Programme of the Pisa City Council
09.30 a.m. Arrival of authorities, students and guests
09.45 a.m. Flag raising and execution of the National Anthem and the European Anthem, by the Choir and Symphony Orchestra of the Liceo Musicale "G. Carducci", conducted by Maestros Della Croce and Neri
10.00 a.m. Institutional greetings
Alessandro Gennai, President of the Municipal Council
Michele Conti, Mayor of the Municipality of Pisa
Eugenio Giani, President of the Region of Tuscany
Antonio Mazzeo, President of the Regional Council
Massimiliano Angori, President of the Province of Pisa
Lorenza Lorenzini, Head of School Office X, territorial ambit of the Province of Pisa
10.25 a.m. "Donne in ascolto del Cosmo" (Women listening to the Cosmos) - A meeting organised by the European Gravitational Observatory EGO, with Pia Astone, Professor at La Sapienza University of Rome and associate of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics and Julia Casanueva, researcher at EGO.
Moderator: Vicenzo Napolano
Musician and computer scientist: Massimo Magrini
10.45 a.m. Speeches by students from secondary schools in Pisa and the Student Council
11.10 a.m. Prof. Marco Manfredi, "Freedom of expression and censorship between Grand Duchy and United Italy
11.25 a.m. Prof. Fabrizio Franceschini, "Free language and linguistic freedom: Primo Levi and the words of hate
11.40 a.m. Musical interlude - "Concerto d'amore" by J.de Haan, by the Choir and Symphony Orchestra of the Liceo Musicale "G. Carducci", conducted by Maestros Della Croce and Neri
11.55 a.m. Speeches by the Council Group Leaders or their delegates
12.10 a.m. Vernacular emphasis by Lorenzo Gremigni "Freedom of speech, freedom of the vernacular
12.25 p.m. Conclusions
12.30 p.m. Musical finale - "Temi da film" by J.Williams - by the Choir and Symphony Orchestra of the Liceo Musicale "G. Carducci", conducted by Maestros Della Croce and Neri
Coordinated by the President of the Pisa City Council, Alessandro Gennai.
The event will be streamed live on the Pisa City Council's institutional channel.