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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. Ecco quanto scrive nella Canzona de' cialdoni su come preparare i cialdoni toscani, dolci tipici [...]

Lorenzo de Medici: The Last Love

By |2018-11-14T22:50:47+00:00November 14th, 2018|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Bust of Lorenzo de Medici Lorenzo de Medici was a passionate man. If his youth was marked by a series of more or less important relationships, la più nota delle quali è quella con Lucrezia Donati, the maturity was not far behind. Indeed, it seems that the great patron, sebbene all'inizio avesse [...]

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 [...]

The Giraffe of Lorenzo the Magnificent

By |2018-11-01T02:12:07+00:00November 1st, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Portrait of Lorenzo the Magnificent What Giraffe is one of the most colorful episodes linked to the Medici family (I've mentioned here http://www.pilloledistoria.it/8312/storia-moderna/gli-strani-animali-da-compagnia-di-alcuni-personaggi-storici). The animal was brought as a gift to Florence by the Sultan of Egypt Mohamed ibn Mahfuz in 1487, provoking curiosity and amazement among citizens. Among its many virtues, Lorenzo the Magnificent could boast [...]

Simonetta Vespucci, Beautiful Renaissance

By |2018-10-29T23:42:54+00:00October 29th, 2018|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Simonetta Vespucci portrayed by Sandro Botticelli (particular Simonetta Vespucci, born Cattaneo, ( 1453-1476) It was one of the most beautiful and admired noblewomen of Renaissance Florence. A native of Genoa almost certainly, the girl was married very young with Marco Piero Vespucci, relative of the famous navigator, and he moved to Florence. At the time the city [...]

Marie Antoinette and Fersen: Tragic End of a Love

By |2018-10-28T01:27:31+00:00October 28th, 2018|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Fersen and Marie Antoinette Marie Antoinette and Fersen loved? Or theirs was only a deep friendship, cemented by intense esteem and deep mutual respect? The true nature of their relationship, it certainly was solid and lasting, it is intended, for obvious reasons, to remain a mystery. According to some historians, the Queen of [...]

heels: The Tragic Death

By |2018-10-27T00:04:01+00:00October 27th, 2018|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Fersen portrait Mature Adult The Swedish Count Axel von Fersen the Younger was almost certainly the great love of the French queen Marie Antoinette. In fact the true nature of their relationship, a topic that has been spilled rivers of ink, in many ways it does not understand and is destined, probably, [...]

Caravaggio died of Septicemia

By |2018-10-18T21:30:36+00:00October 18th, 2018|Events Characters Politics, News, Modern history|

Portrait of Caravaggio Michelangelo Merisi, said Caravaggio, he died on 18 July 1610, just 39 years, due to septicemia Staphylococcus aureus. It establishes a careful scientific research conducted on the remains of the great painter, clarifies that so definitely a mystery that began four centuries ago. The artist's body was found in 2010 [...]

Welcome Cellini: Artist and Rapist

By |2018-10-11T23:30:33+00:00October 11th, 2018|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Portrait of Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571) "Before I can suffer with long poses naked, and then I can give the Horned Pagolo". This shocking sentence, that refers to the fulfillment of a sexual abuse, It is contained in the autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571), one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance. But can an artist, [...]

Raphael died in Litigation “Excesses Amorosi”?

By |2018-09-30T00:02:24+00:00September 29th, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Self-portrait by Raphael guardarne A portrait of a young man with an angelic face and delicate, it seems hard to imagine him as a dashing lover and libertine, yet Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520), in the words of Giorgio Vasari, fu "loving person very fond of women and carnal pleasures", till, perhaps, to morirci. Raffaello, the greatest painter [...]