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In the News (Thu 23 May 19)

  Racine Faenza - Short history
The tradition was born from a happy convergence of favourable conditions: a territory rich in clay, a centuries-old history of political and commercial relations with nearby Tuscany (especially with Florence) and great sensitivity and aptitude with regard to this art form.
In June the Palio del Niballo, a spectacular tournament between five horsemen from the districts of the town, re-evokes the magnificence and struggles of Faenza in the Manfredi epoch.
Faenza, at the foot of the first Subapennine hills, enjoys a fine location and evocative agrarian surroundings: vineyards in the hills, cultivated land with traces of the ancient Roman land-division system, and fertile market gardens in the plains.
wr.racine.ra.it /racine/racine.run?13AB69D9   (1097 words)

 Faenza - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Faenza is an old Italian town, situated 50 km southeast of Bologna.
Faenza is noted for its manufacture of majolica ware, known from the name of the town as "faience".
Faenza was home to the Minardi Grand Prix team, which was one of the last small, independent constructors in Formula One.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Faenza   (1329 words)

During the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries Faenza was renowned for its pottery (whence the French faïence).
The celebrated physicist, Torricelli, was a native of Faenza.
Faenza has (1908) 114 parishes, 347 secular and 13 regular priests, 103,962 inhabitants, 2 male and 6 female educational institutions, 6 religious houses of men and 7 of women, and a weekly Catholic paper.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/f/faenza.html   (472 words)

 ItalianVisiits.com - Welcome to Faenza - Region of Emilia Romagna
Faenza sits on the banks of the Lamone River in a fertile agricultural zone just 30 kilometers south of Bologna and 50 kilometers east of Ravenna.
The Manfredi's ruled until Faenza was captured by the Pope's son, Cesare Borgia, in 1501.
Faenza's most important theater, the Teatro Masini, on the Corte della Molinella, was also built in this period and is itself a good expression of neo-classicism.
www.italianvisits.com /eromagna/faenza/index.htm   (803 words)

 Pro Loco Faenza
Faenza is a city with Roman origins which is crossed by the Via Emilia.
The great architectural works which define Faenza's present day appearance are however from the Baroque period, namely the structure of the two main piazzas with the fountain, the clock tower, the loggias and porticoed wings of the Palazzo del Comune (City Hall) and the Palazzo del Podestà;.
Faenza is able to boast a tradition in ceramics that dates back many centuries, and which even today continues to hold an important place amongst the city's crafts and industry.
proxy.racine.ra.it /prolocofaenza/english/Faenza.asp   (323 words)

 Faenza faience ceramica store - About ceramic
Faenza, with its earth rich in modelling clay, and a geographical position which made it the meeting ground for the cultures of the Po Valley and of Tuscany, had already established itself as a leading ceramics center in medieval times.
After the medieval period or "archaic" phase, came a perfecting of Faenza ceramics, especially of majolica, both in the whiteness and density of its coat (tin-glaze) and in its chromatic range - and also because new colors were adopted, including an intense yellow and a brillant blue.
The majolica craftsmen of Faenza had reached a zenith in both figured and unfigured ceramics decoration and coloring when, shortly after the middle of the 16th century, they gave the style of their work a new turn with the production of objects commonly called "Faenza white ware" or "compendiario* style ware".
www.faenza-faience.com /CERAMICA.cfm   (2704 words)

 Ceramics Today - Faenza
On Monday 28th February 2005, the Jury of the 54th “Premio Faenza” – the International Competition of Contemporary Art, assessed the entries.
The Competition, from its very first editions, was not an extemporary event: it came from the tradition of ceramics in Faenza and had a basis in Gaetano Ballardini dictates.
In fact, he successfully decided to write down in the statute of the newborn Museum (1908) “to hold international, periodical exhibitions of ceramics combining both the two artistic sides: the technique and the practical use” and in addition “to hold international competitions for ceramic production from the artistic and technical viewpoints”.
www.ceramicstoday.com /articles/faenza.htm   (490 words)

 Stadt Schwäbisch Gmünd Faenza, Italy
Faenza's economy is also characterised by farming and food processing, mechanical engineering and the metal-processing and metal-working industries, as well as the textile and clothing industry, with brand names such as Germano Zama or Marina Babini.
However, the Faenza town council is also looking to the future – and in 1995 conceived a "programmed spin-off" model for growth-oriented young companies, which is already bearing fruit in the fields of ceramics, multimedia and plant engineering.
Also not to be forgotten is the fact that Faenza is just 15 km away from the racetrack in Imola and home to the Minardi racing stable.
www.schwaebisch-gmuend.de /671.php   (394 words)

In Faenza the syles expressingthis Spanish influence were mostly done with the severe monochrome blue and some yellow or purple decorative details - an attempt to imitate the luster of the Hispano-moresque.
The major turning point for elegant tableware was during the long prosperous period of "Faenza white" from mid 26th to the end of the 17th centuries.
Faenza white became so popular that from the second half of the 16th century, in many areas the word "faince" was used to mean all majolica ware.
www.amyxart.com /MAJOLICA/source/cities/faenza-other/mus.coll.hist.html   (1420 words)

 Faenza - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
A special kind of richly colored ceramic, called faience or majolica, has been made there since the 12th cent.; ceramic art flourished from 1450 to 1550 and was revived in the 18th cent.
The Manfredi family, which ruled Faenza in the 14th and 15th cent., enriched it with works of art.
Casa Tile '84; fourteen vignettes show the broad application of ceramic tile from the Florence, Sassuolo and Faenza regions of Italy.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Faenza.html   (335 words)

 Pottery - Faenza
This ceased in 1501, when the general progress in the fine arts in Italy extended to the fabriques at Faenza, to which are ascribed a large number of marks of artists about whom little or nothing is known.
Still another botega is credited to Faenza as producing the service in the Museo Correr at Venice, about which Fortnum writes: " No wares of the period could in their qualities of enamel be more worthy of the expression bianclae polite than the pieces of this service.
Moulded pieces or scannellati were made at Faenza and at Caffaggiolo, The former were characterised by greater rigidity of modelling, by the use of darker blue in shading and outline, and a freer application of the yellow and orange colours.
www.oldandsold.com /articles05/pottery23.shtml   (652 words)

 Rimini - Benvenuti nella capitale dell'ospitalita'
In Piazza del Popolo, between the arcades and the loggias, there is the discreet and balanced charm which the Manfredi family brought to Faenza in 1300.
Faenza is a small diadem rich with gems and one of these is the Cathedral which marks the highest point of Tuscan culture in Faenza.
by car:A14 Rimini Sud - Faenza, 63km, or the Statale Emilia.
www.riminiturismo.it /rimini/escursioni/e/faenza.html   (362 words)

 ALTRA ROMAGNA WEB SITE - the official site of Romagna local action group
Palazzi, porticoed squares and a Cathedral of pure Tuscan forms Faenza’s outstanding architectural attractions are concetrated in the two contiguous main squares: Piazza del Popolo, lined by two spectacular double order porticoed wings, and Piazza della Libertà.
The most important section is dedicated to Faenza ware, rich in masterpieces from Roman times to the present day.
Considered one of the main architectural expression of italian neoclassicism (1792-1805), its interior is richly decorated in tempera, completed with stucco-work decorations.
www.altraromagna.net /eng/vallate/faenza.htm   (1180 words)

FAENZA Collection: Garofano Collection The “Garofano” pattern is a true Italian classic from the renowned city of Faenza.
Faenza is by cultural tradition defined as City of the Ceramics, lies 30 miles south of Bologna in the north east part of Italy, and while an important agricultural as well as an industrial centre, it owes its renown to ceramics.
The role of Faenza in the ceramics field is well-known: its name, in the French version “Faience”, has meant for centuries a prestige kind of ceramics; no other ceramics-producing city can boast of having kept its stoves alight since ancient Middle Age.
www.artistica.com /category.aspx?categoryID=2600   (168 words)

 Warfare between Bologna and Faenza
In this year Faenza was besieged by the Bolognese Church party and a number of knights, infantry, and archers from the cities of Modena, Reggio, Parma, and Cremona.
And while they were before the gate of Faenza, the Faenzans and the Bolognese exiles marched against certain castles held by the Bolognese.
And when this army crossed the bridge to lay waste to Faenza, Count Guido da Monte Feltro, captain of the forces of Faenza, Forli, and the Bolognese exiles sent word to Lord Malatesta, the Bolognese captain, that he was fully ready for the encounter.
www.deremilitari.org /resources/sources/salimbene1.htm   (878 words)

 Faenza Araldica - Arte Ceramica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
In this way in the Middle Age Faenza was still known beyond the city’s borders for its beauty and for the quality of its ceramics.
Through a new discovery (the addition of the tin to the glaze’s composition), the potter’s masters of Faenza obtained a very white and solid surfaces that made the decorations stand out.
The beauty of the Faentini’s glaze is more evident at the beginning of the 16th century in those objects decorated in clear and fading colours; these ceramics were known as “Bianchi di Faenza” and it’s in this period that beyond the Alpi develops the name “Faience”; to refers to the faience’s art.
www.faenzaraldica.com /e_arte-ceramica.htm   (187 words)

 Biography of George R. Faenza   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Faenza directs the McDonnell Douglas division responsible for the ground processing of all major payloads that fly in the shuttle cargo bay.
Faenza has received three NASA Public Service medals--for his significant contributions to the success of the Apollo-Soyuz Project in 1975; for the success of the Spacelab One mission in 1984; and more recently, for the successful Return to Flight of the Space Transportation System (Shuttle) in 1988.
In March 1995, Faenza was selected as recipient of the Kurt H. Debus Award for his significant contributions to our nation’s space program, his dynamic leadership style and his active participation in community organizations.
www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov /kscpao/bios/faenza.htm   (499 words)

 Bayer CropScience - Chiara Faenza
Chiara Faenza studied Industrial Chemistry at the University in Bologna between 1993 and 1998 and she also attended a stage at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory which is operated by the University of California.
She has a master’s degree in New Ceramic technologies organized by CNR in Faenza (Ravenna) and she was involved in a research by Enichem concerning the oximes transposition in hydrotalcitic structures.
Chiara Faenza then became Quality Assurance and Quality manager at The Lorenz Bahlsen Snack world, a company processing and packing dried fruit, a position she held between 1999 and 2002.
www.bayercropscience.com /Bayer/CropScience/CSCMS.nsf/id/FS05_Faenza_EN   (294 words)

 Hotel Porta Faenza Florence - Venere.com
The Porta Faenza hotel is convenientely located in Florence's historic centre, next to the Santa Maria Novella railway station, just steps away from the Conference Hall and the Fortezza da Basso exhibition grounds.
The structure is a beautiful 18th century building which has been completely refurbished internally, with elevator, air-conditioning and soundproof rooms, some of which are equipped for the disabled, while others enjoy rooftop views.
Several rooms overlook via Faenza, a typical Medieval street with cobblestones, while the others face the inner courtyard or the back (these are very quiet).
en.venere.com /hotels_florence/san_lorenzo/hotel_porta_faenza.html   (289 words)

 Faenza: city of ceramics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Faenza became a leading ceramic centre from medieval times onward, facilitated as it was both by its geographic position which made it a meeting point between the Po-valley and Tuscan cultures, and by its rich clayey soil suitable for shaping.
Today, Faenza's role in ceramics is not just limited to the craftwork sector, but also involves industrial production.
The International Ceramic Museum, the "G. Ballardini" ceramics school, the Artistic Industries College (the only one of its kind in Italy), which trains technicians and designers at university level, and the College for Technological Research for Ceramics of the National Research Council (Italian acronym: CNR).
www.robertapadovani.it /eng/faenza.htm   (170 words)

 Faenza - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
Faenza (antigua Faventia) es un ciudad del norte de Italia, en la región de Emilia-Romaña, cerca de Rávena.
De orígenes romanos, Faenza es una ciudad espléndida en el arte cuya fama brilló en el Renacimiento por la producción de su alfarería, que fue exportada a toda Europa.
Faenza es el hogar de la Scuderia Toro Rosso, equipo de Fórmula 1, sucesor del antiguo equipo Minardi, que fue comprado por la marca de bebidas energéticas Red Bull.
es.wikipedia.org /wiki/Faenza   (609 words)

 Faenza Hotel Vittoria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
On the Appennino hills, along the Chalk Vein, at only 10 Km away from Faenza you will have the chance to visit BRISIGHELLA, an amazing medioeval city, where food of Romagna tradition, fruits of the wood, typical and local wines joint together completing an enchanting atmosphere of the past times.
Open from 1 st of April to the 30 th of September, Mirabilandia is always the protagonist of the Summer in Emilia Romagna.
A trip that combines the visit to Faenza to that of the Park, satisfying even the most demanding visitors who love art and culture.
www.hotel-vittoria.com /escursioni.cfm?lingua=2   (332 words)

 The Smoking Gun: Archive
SEPTEMBER 4--While we normally don't concern ourselves with speeding arrests, we're making an exception in the case of one Dr. William Faenza.
According to the below criminal complaint, a tipsy Faenza was not only moving at Jeff Gordon speeds, he was driving recklessly and sped away from pursuing cops.
Faenza is now facing a variety of charges, including driving under the influence, resisting arrest, and reckless driving.
www.thesmokinggun.com /archive/faenza1.html   (105 words)

 Terre di Faenza   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The area was settled at the beginning of the year 1000 by the Benedictines who built Valsenio Abbey, giving considerable impetus to civil and economic development.
The first settlement, on a hill next to the “Chiesa di Sopra”, was taken by storm and destroyed by the Faenza forces in 1216.
Immersed in the green and a chosen spot for tourists who appreciate environmental and natural beauties, Casola Valsenio is a happy oasis which has been capable of transforming its onetime isolation into a precious value for its inhabitants that is also made available to guests in a spirit of generosity and kindness.
www.pubblica.it /terredifaenza/uk/casola.asp   (408 words)

 A Jacobite Gazetteer - Faenza   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The town of Faenza is located 50 kilometres south-east of Bologna.
King James III and VIII visited the town, March 15, 1717, as the guest of Count Gaspare Ferniani.
James returned to Faenza June 29, 1728, this time accompanied by the Prince of Wales (later King Charles III).
www.jacobite.ca /gazetteer/Italy/Faenza.htm   (149 words)

 In Italy's Select Hotels -- Antica Locanda di Faenza
The first is for ceramics: the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza is considered the world’s greatest, with a collection of over 3,500 works from around the world and spanning centuries.
The town itself is modern and has very little to offer a sophisticated traveler, so we suggest that you stay in Faenza, a perfect little town with lovely architecture, great shopping, friendly artisans and residents, and some unforgettable places to sample the famed local cuisine.
In the center of Faenza, a 5-minute walk from the train station (Bologna is a 30-minute train ride away).
www.initaly.com /agri/hotels/faenza/faenza.htm   (527 words)

 SPAACSE -- Faenza Scholarship Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The SPAACSE George R. Faenza Scholarship will be awarded based on the student’s essay describing "Why Does the United States Need a Space Program?" and a synopsis of contributions the student has made to space education at the school, community, state or national level.
George R. Faenza devoted his life to his family, helping children, promoting education and literacy, contributing to his community, and furthering space exploration.
The Society of Performers, Artists, Athletes, and Celebrities for Space Exploration (SPAACSE), Inc. formed the $1000 George R. Faenza Scholarship in 1998 to honor his outstanding contributions to space and education, as well as his commitment to SPAACSE as an Advisor.
www.stars4space.org /Faenza2001.html   (755 words)

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