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Palazzo BLU in collaboration with New York English Academy present



Crossroads will offer a variety of encounters with renowned authors and scholars of art and literature, focusing on themes related to Pisa and its environs – all in English.

NEW: Sunday, 21.01.2018 – Roan Johnson

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Palazzo Blu and New York English Academy
are proud to present a new installment of


Featuring Award-Winning Filmmaker and Novelist 

Roan Johnson

Sunday, January 21, 2018, 17:00-19:00

‘An Englishman in Toscana’

“Italy and England – two countries that seem to be opposite reflections of the same image. Is it because of this symmetric relationship that they love (and hate) each other so much? And why has Tuscany been such a special meeting point for these cultures? I’m half English and half Italian, I grew up in Pisa, yet I still don’t have any certain answers. But I have been haunted by this phenomenon all my life and I have many confused questions to share.”
– Roan Johnson

The talk is free of charge and will take place from 17:00-17:45 in the main auditorium of Palazzo Blu.

There will then be an optional ‘English Aperitivo’ at the adjacent Blu Cafe where we will all be able to exchange perspectives in the true spirit of CROSSROADS. The cost of the aperitivo is 10.00 euro / 8.00 for students.

We kindly ask you to reserve in advance through Palazzo Blu:

Phone – 050 23341

Email –

Reservations will be held until the beginning of the talk.

This event is part of New York English Academy’s ‘Einstein Culture Club’, a wide-ranging series of cultural programming in English. For more information:

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Some of our previous events:

Prof. Anthony Leonard Johnson
The Pisan Circle. The Shelleys and Lord Byron
18 February 2016 at 6 pm
English Aperitivo at 7 pm

Prof. Paul Tucker
Ruskin on the “Lungo l’Arno” 1840-1882
17 March 2016 at 6 pm
English Aperitivo at 7 pm

Prof.ssa Carolyn Gianturco
A Professional Orchestra and Vocal Soloists in Eighteenth-Century Pisa: Who? What? Where?
28 april 2016 at 6 pm
English Aperitivo at 7 pm

May 16, 2017 at 19:00!

Palazzo Blu (Ground-floor exhibition room)

“Riccardo speaks with his dead father: what could he possibly discover?”

Cracked Tiles” is the critically acclaimed one-man tragicomedy by Scots-Italian writer, Lorenzo Novani.

‘Outstanding’ Fringe Review (2016)

Pisa, Palazzo Blu, May 16, 19:00.

This performance, in English, is part of Crossroads, an initiative by Palazzo Blu and New York English Academy, with the contribution of Teatro Lux.

Entrance is free but reservations are necessary through 0502204650 (Ticket office of Palazzo Blu).

Reservations will expire when the show starts.

For more information please contact: Palazzo BLU at +39 050 220 46 50 |