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  • An Italian Breakfast 'to Save' Madre Cabrini An Italian breakfast for Madre Cabrini with the reading of a passage from "I promessi Sposi" (The Betrothed), author Alessandro Manzoni, performed by Massimiliano Finazzer Flory. Purpose of the gathering was the announcement of a fundraising, organized by the International Patrons of Duomo di Milano, to support the Duomo's historical and cultural heritage. A crowdfunding with the aim of restoring the spire dedicated to Saint Frances Cabrini and with the intent of preserving the Cathedral for generations to come.
  • At Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo', Massimiliano Finazzer Flory proposes his version of "Pinocchio. The story of a puppet," written by Collodi in 1881. The show is a combination of narration, acting, dance and piano music that travels through the most important parts of the novel.
  • The show directed and starring Massimiliano Finazzer Flory returns to New York. With him, Gilda Gelati, prima ballerina at La Scala and Elsa Martignoni, violinist in the Giuseppe Verdi Orchestra. The costumes were made by La Scala Theatre’s designers.
  • Giving an original interpretation of The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni, one of the most read – and probably most hated – books in the Italian schools, is not easy. Massimiliano Finazzer Flory, author and former Commissioner for Cultural Affairs of the City of Milan, has been able to do it exploring the modernity of this famous love story.
  • On July 12 the Commissioner for Culture of the City of Milan, Massimiliano Finazzer Flory, presented a one-day festival dedicated to the excellencies of Milan in the cultural, artistic, and culinary fields. During the first part of the event, hosted at the Italian Cultural Institute, a selected audience was invited to explore and discover the philosophical relationship between food and design. In the evening, the Lincoln Center hosted a lecture of Alessandro Manzoni’s "I Promessi Sposi" (The Betrothed) given by Mr. Flory himself