Hello, boys and girls,
This is Florence! Along its streets and in its squares are many stories to be told. We will discover famous monuments, important people, and with Pittor Nano giving form and colour to our visit, we will play a game of discovery.
To play with me you should learn to guess the seek-and-find riddles, and be very, very curious. Remember that some of the works we will see along the city streets have been replaced by copies to protect the originals, now displayed in museums. To know more about Silvano Campeggi, also called Pittor Nano, you can find his double self-portrait in the Collection of Artists’ Self-Portraits at the Galleria degli Uffizi. The collection, continuously enlarged, was displayed in the Vasari Corridor for many years. Built for Cosimo I in 1565 and designed by Giorgio Vasari, this corridor, nearly a kilometre long, protected the Grand Dukes as they went back and forth between Palazzo Vecchio, the seat of the government, and Palazzo Pitti, their residence.
Texts by Laura Bati, drawings by Nano Campeggi.