Michelangelo and Leonardo did not they endured Each Other?

By |2019-07-06T00:45:56+00:00July 6th, 2019|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Portraits of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti were two absolute geniuses of the Renaissance, but it seems that between Michelangelo and Leonardo did not run bad blood (also see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/12109/storia-moderna/michelangelo-lorenzo-il-magnifico). According to what stated by Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the 'Most Excellent Painters, sculptors and architects fact, the two artists were mutually [...]

Chestnut Dance: The event was really a Red Light?

By |2019-07-05T00:33:03+00:00July 5th, 2019|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Part of the cast of the TV series "I Borgia" In what consisted, really, what he is known to history as the dance of the chestnuts? It really came to an event in the middle between the satanic and pornographic that even involved a pope? It is not known exactly. According to the testimony of the teacher [...]

Ludovico il Moro: after 5 Centuries Body Found in France?

By |2019-05-30T20:13:33+00:00May 30th, 2019|Events Characters Politics, News, Modern history|

Portrait of Ludovico, Duke of Milan may be of Ludovico il Moro the remains found in the collegiate church of Saint Orso in Loches, in central France. Former Milan lord died in this town in 1508 prisoner of King Louis XII. During the restoration works carried out in the building, four ancient tombs have been found, [...]

Gioconda: that's why it's right that he is in France

By |2019-05-18T02:45:27+00:00May 12th, 2019|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

The Mona Lisa by Leonardo Although many are convinced that the Mona Lisa was stolen from Italy, in reality it is legitimately France. The confusion arises because, actually, Napoleon's soldiers plundered our country (and not only) the many works of art, only partially returned after [...]

Birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci: The Origins of Genius

By |2019-05-05T04:22:56+00:00May 5th, 2019|Events Characters Politics, News, Modern history|

Birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci in Anchiano (BE) The birthplace of Leonardo is located in Anchiano, about 3 kilometers from Vinci, in the province of Florence. It is a typical country house of stone, of simple and linear form, which it rises by an expanse of olive trees gently [...]

Last Letter of Marie Antoinette before the Gallows: Text and Curiosity

By |2019-04-12T01:02:28+00:00April 12th, 2019|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Last letter from Marie Antoinette (original text) The last letter of Marie Antoinette, written by the former queen of France just hours before climbing the steps of the guillotine, It is kept in the National Archives of the Hotel de Soubise. The document, as well as poignant, It is crucial to understand the character of its author. It deals with, in [...]

Gamble: The Other Passion of Giacomo Casanova

By |2019-04-05T10:36:12+00:00March 27th, 2019|Events Characters Politics, Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Portrait of Giacomo Casanova Left known as incurable womanizer, Giacomo Casanova had, besides women, another passion: gambling. Nothing unusual actually for a Venetian doc like him, because the vice was an integral part of the beautiful lagoon city charm, whose inhabitants, always, could not resist [...]

Christmas Dinner at the Court of Ivan the Terrible: a Resounding Menu

By |2019-03-15T01:48:55+00:00March 15th, 2019|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Banquet sixteenth. The Christmas dinner 1557 in Russia at the court of the Tsar Ivan the Terrible, remained memorable Christmas dinner of 1557 the court of Russia has remained memorable for the glitz and the amazing menu. The power was in the hands of the Tsar Ivan the Terrible, at the time married to [...]

Bernardo Bandini Baroncelli: Leonardo “Photographer” a death sentence

By |2019-03-13T05:45:09+00:00March 13th, 2019|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Bernardo Bandini Baroncelli hanged. Drawing by Leonardo da Vinci The dangling body that you see in the drawing is to Bernardo Bandini Baroncelli, while the author of the work is Leonardo da Vinci. As can be seen, it is a tragic time fixed forever on paper, that the hanging of a man. But who was Bernardo [...]

Childhood of Lucrezia Borgia: He grew up where and how the Pope's Daughter?

By |2019-02-06T00:13:09+00:00February 6th, 2019|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Lucrezia Borgia in the TV series "I Borgia". The childhood of Lucrezia Borgia was, as far as we know, rather serene How was the childhood of Lucrezia Borgia, one of the most talked about women (and slander?) of history? This beautiful little blonde girl destined to wreak havoc in the sacred Vatican palaces, He was born in 1480 a Subiaco, near Rome, [...]