The Circolo dell’Unione, exclusive and traditional rallying point of
the elite, has counted the most influential figures of Florence amongst its
members. By understanding its creation and early stages, the book retraces the
dynamics regulating the life of this city. Unpublished reports extracted from
the archives will shed light on this Circle – which is still active nowadays – and on the administrative and
economical life of the region and the evolution of the social rituals of the
aristocracy and upper bourgeoisie until the brink of the Great War.