Teachers' Blog

Teachers' Blog

Discover Siena School for Liberal Arts staff and teachers' view on art, sustainability, the universe and everything!

Read their Tumblr blog: you will find out much about italian culture and what living in Italy really means!


Do you want to know more about them? Read their CVs and watch their presentation on our Faculty Page.

In trouble with your Italian? Speak Grammelot!

Today I’d like to celebrate Dario Fo, in my opinion Italy’s greatest actor, play-writer, theatre director, comedian, singer, painter and political campaigner. Fo was awarded the Nobel Prize in Liter...

Mimosas on March 8th: standing for Italian...

Now is the time of year when Siena is awash in gold, as the mimosa trees’ clusters of yellow blooms are bursting into bloom everywhere. In Italy, since WWII, flower has been adopted as a symbol for I...

"No thanks, Your Majesty!"

Siena declined the invitation from Queen Elisabeth II to take part in a parade of horses that is being organized in London to celebrate her 90th birthday. As the Queen is a lover of horses, her staff...

Nebbia

As a college student years ago, I went to see Fellini’s beautiful film “Amarcord.”  Many scenes have stuck with me forever. One in particular: the fog scene. The grandfather of the family steps outside...

A busy Time in Siena for Restoration Projects...

You might think that Siena is quiet in the off-season, but for the city workers responsible for maintaining the streets and landmarks of the historic center, it’s quite the opposite: this is an incredibly b...

The Golden Boat

(Italian below!) A golden boat for the Tuscan sky to connect with the ocean! Ho preso un pezzo del fantastico cielo della Toscana e gli ho costruito un'imbarcazione d'oro per collegarlo alla profondità ...

Meet the Staff: Alberto Burri, 2015: from...

I recently visited the “Burri e Brandi – un’ amicizia informale” show at the Santa Maria della Scala Museum. The Santa Maria is an amazing complex of ancient buildings which served as hospital - one o...

What Would a Town Be Without Music?

Another instalment from my ongoing love affair with the Band of Asciano or, as it is officially called, la Società Filarmonica “Giuseppe Verdi” di Asciano. Founded in 1818—one-hundred and ninety-nine years ...
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