Bernardo Bandini Baroncelli: Leonardo “Photographer” a death sentence

By |2019-03-13T05:45:09+00:0013 March 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, mentre l'autore dell'opera è Leonardo da [...]

The Giraffe of Lorenzo the Magnificent

By |2018-11-01T02:12:07+00:001 November 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). L'animale fu portato in dono a Firenze [...]

Simonetta Vespucci, Beautiful Renaissance

By |2018-10-29T23:42:54+00:0029 October 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. Originaria quasi certamente di [...]

Florence at the time of the Medici: the Tavern of the Snail

By |2018-05-17T22:41:20+00:0017 May 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

An ancient image of Florence. In the era Medici, the most famous tavern in the city was to "Snail" Il libro di Jean-Lucas Dubreton La vita quotidiana a Firenze al [...]

At lunch by a Florentine merchant of the '500: the (Rich) Menu

By |2018-05-15T19:48:30+00:0015 May 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Ready for the table. A wealthy Florentine merchant of the Medici era, could afford, generally, cibi molto costosi Se avessimo la possibilità di essere invitati a pranzo [...]