Marco Calafati

Marco Calafati, graduated in Art History, in 2004, also received his PhD in History of Architecture, in 2008, both from the University of Florence. He held a research grant at The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, carrying out research in The Rare Book Collection from the University of Pennsylvania. He was a post-doc fellow at the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane (SUM/Palazzo Strozzi) from 2009-2010 (Florence), and in École pratique des hautes études (Sorbonne) in Paris. His dissertation, in 2015, is about the patronage of Florentine families in sixteenth-century France.

His main field of research interests are Renaissance Arts and Architecture, like in the book: Bartolomeo Ammannati. I Palazzo Grifoni e Giugni. La nuova architettura dei palazzi fiorentini del Secondo Cinquecento (Leo S. Olschki, 2011). He also worked on several projects: The Years of the Cupola from the Archive of the Opera of Santa Maria del Fiore (Florence) and a book on the Apostolic Palace of Loreto, published with Christoph Luitpold Frommel in 2018.

He has also recently earned a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Florence, and he focuses on the Art of the Garden, with particular emphasis on the cultural exchange between Italy and abroad. Marco Calafati is currently teaching the History of Italian Art from the Middle Ages to Contemporary Art at the Center for International Students at the University of Florence.