The Bardi Cafè

There was not only the Michelangelo coffee in Florence, the headquarters of the Macchiaioli, in which Renato Fucini recited his sonnets amid the general hilarity, together with his friend Edmondo de Amicis, there were also the Livorno cafes, meeting places for artists literati, where cultural ferments and avant-garde boiled.

In the Livorno of the Belle Epoque, while the beautiful world was striding along the seafront and taking baths at the Pancaldi, the Bardi café, on the corner of via Cairoli and piazza Cavour, hosted painters, sculptors, writers, musicians and theater authors, conveying currents…



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Patrizia Poli

Patrizia Poli was born in Livorno in 1961. Writer of fiction and blogger, she published six novels.