The City of Florence in collaboration with the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art presented Patrizia Sanvitale’s new book, published by Marsilio Editori. The book is dedicated to the hands that heal, rehabilitate and give wellbeing.

Speakers included:

Patrizia Sanvitale, journalist and sociologist, and author of the book

the Honourable Valdo Spini

Tommaso Grassi, Gruppo Consigliare Spini per Firenze

Mauro Romanelli, Ufficio di Presidenza Consiglio Regionale della Toscana

Fabio Roggiolani, President of the Consulta Nazionale per le Medicine Integrate

Simonetta Bernardini, in charge of the Progetto Ospedale di Medicina Integrata Putigliano GR

Ugo Bargagli Stoffi, co-ordinator for the Associazione Osservatorio dei Mestieri d'Arte

Alberto Cavalli, Director of the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art

Gioacchino Allasia, shiatsu and craniosacral therapy specialist, coordinated and moderated the debate.

The photographs of Laila Pozzo, Milanese architect and refined portraitist, give a face to each of the masters presented in the volume, revealing their intense humanity. Both the publication of the volume and the round table were made possible with the support of BSI bank, whose cultural patronage is particularly focused on music, contemporary art and fine artistic craftsmanship.