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second Course: such were the favorites in the Renaissance?

By |2019-06-11T12:03:49+00:00June 11th, 2019|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Renaissance Meal. The main courses were mostly meat What were the second most frequent dishes and loved the Renaissance? This era was characterized by the profound changes that riguardarono, also, the culinary field. The food was varied and innovative Renaissance, very different from that of previous centuries. The discovery of the New [...]

Sugar: Obsession of the Renaissance Italian Kitchen

By |2019-06-10T08:50:38+00:00June 10th, 2019|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Food in the Renaissance cuisine Sugar was the Renaissance Italian cooking a real obsession. Practically, it was added to any dish. From appetizers to desserts, through the first, the seconds and contours, there was no dish that foresaw a generous sprinkling. In reality, there were many [...]

Bowls Filled Water on Renaissance Tables: What they were needed to?

By |2019-06-01T05:37:56+00:00June 1st, 2019|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Some typical furnishings of a Renaissance feast. There were also bowls to wash your hands if you happen to see paintings depicting the great and typical Renaissance banquets, you have certainly noticed the presence of bowls. No meals, but just filled with water bowls. Well, have you ever wondered what they were? A [...]

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, [...]

Napkins on Plate: When and why were Invented?

By |2019-05-19T02:57:56+00:00May 19th, 2019|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Table set Towels made their first appearance on the tables during the '500. the purpose, it seems obvious to us, It was to give diners a piece of cloth to clean the mouth and hands. At this point the question arises: as it did before their invention? [...]

Potato: when and how he arrived on European tables?

By |2019-05-18T02:43:41+00:00May 18th, 2019|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

In the left pane portrait of Antoine Parmentier The potato belongs to the large group of food arrived in Europe after the discovery of America. But when, precisely, it came on the tables of the Old Continent? Late in reality, only in full '700, although its official entry had already occurred in 1570. It was then [...]

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 [...]