/Tag: Florence

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 [...]

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, the best known of which is the one with Lucrezia Donati, the maturity was not far behind. Indeed, it seems that the great patron, although at first he [...]

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 [...]

The doctors 2: Synopsis and Cast

By |2018-10-18T20:31:31+00:00October 10th, 2018|Cinema-TV-Show|

The doctors 2 After the success of the first (http://www.pilloledistoria.it/9110/cinema-tv-spettacolo/tv-arrivano-medici-signori-firenze), now comes on TV the second season of The Doctors, fiction coprodotta, among others, Yes Lux Vide's Rai Fiction. The scripted is entirely focused on the figure of Lorenzo the Magnificent, Prince of Florence and undisputed protagonist of our Renaissance. This will be [...]

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 [...]

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

By |2018-05-17T22:41:20+00:00May 17th, 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" The book by Jean-Lucas Dubreton Daily life in Florence at the time of the Medici, It is a precious mine of interesting information on the main aspects of the Florentine daily life in the moment of maximum splendor of the city, that as [...]

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

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

Ready for the table. A wealthy Florentine merchant of the Medici era, could afford, generally, very expensive food if we had the chance to be invited to dinner by a '500 Florentine bourgeois, the typical social class, time, merchants, There certainly would be faced with a menu rich and well, more [...]

Florence in the '500: Vanguard Hospitals

By |2018-11-17T00:32:00+00:00May 13th, 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

A former hospital. The Renaissance Florentine hospitals were treated and equipped hospitals in Florence at the time of the Medici, almost certainly they functioned better than those existing today in Italy. The rest, between the '400 and' 500, the Tuscan city became the most important of Europe and laid down the law in every field. That's what [...]

Florence during the Renaissance: the Education of Girls

By |2018-01-10T21:50:47+00:00January 10th, 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

The ladies of the Pollaiolo. In the Florence of the Medici female education it became much less rigid than in the past the cultural and social renaissance that characterized Florence in the Renaissance, in full time Medici, also he concerned the education of girls, marking a definitive break with the past: the gloomy and extremely restrictive rules which led to the formation [...]