We have heard from many of you that travel plans have been challenging, so we’ve organized a virtual trip to Italy that we can all take together!
Please see below for the details-- we hope you can join us!
If you would like to attend, please register by clicking the link below. When you RSVP, we will send your meeting link and invitation. Please see below for details:
You are invited to Experience the Greatness of Tuscany with
Nick Cantrell, CFP®, ChFC®, CSRIC™, CLU®, Founder and Wealth Advisor, Green Future Wealth Management
and Rocky Ruggiero PH.D.
on Thursday, February 18th at 5:00pm.
“The Greatness of Tuscany”
The Italian region of Tuscany gave rise to some of the most significant political, economic and artistic cities in Western history, such as Pisa, Siena and Florence. This lecture will explore the great histories and art of various Tuscan cities; as well the general lore associated with one of the most breathtaking and best preserved countryside’s in all the world. This combination of artistic genius, economic prosperity and beautiful surroundings gave rise to an extraordinarily high quality of production of the visual as well as the oenological and culinary arts, all of which continue to inspire the world today.
ROCKY RUGGIERO, PH.D.
Art History Professor and Italian Renaissance Expert
Rocky Ruggiero has been a professor of Art and Architectural History since 1999. He received his BA from the College of the Holy Cross and a Master of Arts degree from Syracuse University, where he was awarded a prestigious Florence Fellowship in 1996. He furthered his art historical studies at the University of Exeter, UK, where he received a Ph.D. in Art History and Visual Culture. In addition to lecturing for various American universities in Florence, Italy, including Syracuse, Kent State, Vanderbilt, and Boston College.
Rocky has starred in various TV documentaries concerning the Italian Renaissance. He recently appeared as an expert witness for NBC News, as well as in the History Channel’s “Engineering an Empire: Da Vinci’s World” and “Museum Secrets: the Uffizi Gallery”, and the recent NatGeo/NOVA PBS program on Brunelleschi’s dome entitled “Great Cathedral Mystery.”
After living in Florence, Italy for 20 years, Rocky and his family moved to East Greenwich, RI, and he now divides his time between the US and Italy. In the US, he offers specialized lectures as a speaker on art and architectural history, educational seminars on subjects ranging from Ancient Art and Architecture through the Italian Baroque, and cultural events throughout the country. In Italy, Rocky offers private excursions and adult programs in Florence, Rome, Venice, Siena and Northern Italy.
Your friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues are welcome to join us. Please feel free to pass this invitation along. If you invite guests, they will need to register to receive the ZOOM invitation.
Date and Time
Thu, Feb 18, 2021
5:00p - 6:00p EST