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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 [...]

Truffle in History: Recipe of the Crepes with Black Truffle

By |2019-02-18T23:44:25+00:00February 18th, 2019|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Crepes The truffle has always had a prestigious role at the table (see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/3168/storia-moderna/storia-cucina-alle-origini-tartufo). In this post I present the ancient recipe to prepare the tasty pancakes with black truffles, all to try. Here's how to do them. Ingredients (per 4 people): 250 ml of milk, 125 gr. made with flour, 2 eggs, 150 gr. cooked ham [...]

Wafer rolls Toscani: Recipe of Lorenzo the Magnificent Kitchen

By |2018-11-16T23:42:20+00:00November 16th, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

A humorous take of Lorenzo the Magnificent The following is not a recipe any, since to suggest it is Lorenzo the Magnificent. Evidently, the great ruler of Florence and the Italian Renaissance is also intended to gastronomy. Here is what he writes in the Canzona de 'cialdoni on how to prepare Tuscan cialdoni, tipical desserts [...]

Gotta, Disease of the Rich

By |2018-11-11T03:59:44+00:00November 11th, 2018|Middle Ages, Daily life Costume Company, Company Costumes Daily Life, Daily life Costume Company, Ancient history, Contemporary history, Modern history|

Piero de Medici, father of Lorenzo the Magnificent, say "The Gouty" Gout is a disease that afflicted many famous people from the past. He suffered, among others, Henry VIII, Medici (see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/9738/storia-moderna/perche-piero-de-medici-detto-gottoso), Luigi XIV (see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/9610/storia-moderna/luigi-xiv-vino-aromatizzato-curare-la-gamba-del-re) and perhaps Columbus (see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/8890/storia-moderna/gotta-poliartrite-reumatoide-cosa-soffriva-cristoforo-colombo). It is an acute inflammatory form that affects the joints, specially [...]

Dagger or Poison: How it killed during the Renaissance?

By |2018-09-29T00:14:45+00:00September 29th, 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Speziale. At these ancient pharmacies are sold, under the table, Also the poison, otherwise there was the dagger The Renaissance aristocrats have remained famous for the ease with which one of the enemies sbarazzavano, but as killing? The weapons "favorite" were essentially two: the dagger and the poison, with a predilection for the second (see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/3435/storia-moderna/luso-veleno-nel-rinascimento). [...]

Empire: Fashion Female in Napoleonic Period

By |2018-09-04T01:41:29+00:00September 4th, 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Josephine Beauharnais, Napoleon's first wife, with a dress "Empire style" The French women's fashion of the First Empire, from 1804 al 1814, He diverged greatly from the previous one: via trappings, laces, damasks, wigs and exaggerated widths (just think of the basket http://www.pilloledistoria.it/2583/storia-moderna/moda-femminile-700-panier), it became much more simple and convenient. Generally, what will [...]

Powder Mummy as Medicine

By |2018-11-07T21:09:00+00:00August 14th, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Mummy of Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II Without the proper knowledge and its means to address and resolve diseases, no wonder that the requirements of the most ancient medicine today appear very bizarre and definitely not credible (Here you find some examples: http://www.pilloledistoria.it/8681/medioevo/medicina-medievale-cosi-si-curavano-le-emorroidi e http://www.pilloledistoria.it/9002/storia-antica/medicina-nellantica-roma-cure-bizzarre-calcoli-renali). In the Middle Ages spread the belief that the powder [...]

Male Underwear: Brief History of Braghetta

By |2018-08-05T00:14:23+00:00August 5th, 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Portrait of a man of the '500 (the work is Il Parmigianino) wearing a flashy "codpiece" During the '500 spread among men the use of an item of underwear (but not too much) rather peculiar and downright risqué, the codpiece, which we can be considered the ancestor of the modern jock. It was a kind [...]

Fashion of the '400 Male: Panties to Vista

By |2018-07-31T23:49:05+00:00July 31st, 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Men's fashion of the '400 (by Giovanni di Ser Giovanni): separate socks with pants "to view" In the picture attached you can see a detail of The game civettino, by Giovanni di Ser Giovanni (1406-1486), brother of the more famous Masaccio; The painting dates from 1450 and it shows us an interesting insight into life [...]

Calzabraga: i “Leggings” (Men) '400

By |2018-11-17T00:20:09+00:00July 27th, 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Adoration of the Magi by Luca Signorelli (particular): the two young men depicted wearing the typical calzabraga fifteenth What you see in the image is reproduced in a particular Adoration of the Magi (1495) Luca Signorelli: the two portraits boys wearing the typical calzabraga then fashionable. Practically, as can be seen, it was real leggings ante [...]