The Spring Mystery – The Botticelli’s lover

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Simonetta Cattaneo is a name which doesn’t sound familiar but just look at Botticelli’s “Spring” or “The Birth of Venus” for a moment and you’ll realize who we’re talking about! This young lady from Genoa was the talk...

Savonarola’s Visions

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It seems that Gerolamo Savonarola (1452-1498) conquered Florentine’s hearts with the prophecies pronounced in his furious preaches, some of which become reality. Admired and feared by the Greats of his age, from Loren...

Saint Rita of Cascia

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The extraordinary life of Rita of Cascia: believer, wife, mom, widow, nun, healer and saint. Venerated by milions of believers all over the world, Saint Rita is one of the most popular icons of the Christianity. Margh...

An enigma named Celestine V

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Celestine V was the only Pope who left his appointment before his death ( and for this reason Dante placed him in Hell in the Divine Comedy). During the four months of his pontificate he never once went to Rome. He’d ...

The Ideal City – Sabbioneta and Vespasiano Gonzaga

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In the second half of the 16th century Vespasiano Gonzaga realized his dream: an ideal city. Sabbioneta (Mantova) is a hymn to harmony and architectonic perfection, built however by a violent (he was a soldier by prof...

Galileo, the real history

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Both a scientist and a man deeply rooted in his times, and determined to change them with his discoveries and inventions, GG engaged a tug of war with the catholic inquisition, that he eventually lost having to give u...