Giovanni Spadolini and his Florence
If statesman, historian and journalist of great succes Giovanni Spadolini would still be with us today, he would have turned 90 years old. spadoliniBorn on June 21st, 1925, he came from a middle classe family in Florence (his father, Guido was a well-known engraver) and was raised in the heart of the city: he lived in the apartment from Via Cavour 28, almost at the corner with Via degli Alfani, today declared by the Superintendent as national heritage site. He went to elementary school at Scolopi, gymnasium and high school at Galileo near Via Martelli. These are the years of the regime when he will discover one of his favorite authors, Piero Gobetti, the anti-fascist apostle of the “Liberal Revolution”, the high school student who will have to “snoop around” in the basement of the adjacent library “Giorni”. Florence, “home of the soul”.