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Le morti di Mozart

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Come è morto il più grande compositore di tutti i tempi? Un’ipotesi recente tende ad escludere la morte per malattia del grande musicista, il 5 dicembre 1791 a Vienna. Forse invece Mozart è morto prematuramente per le...

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...

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...

Giulia Farnese, l’amante del Papa

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Giulia Farnese (1474-1524) fu una delle donne più belle – e a tratti, più potenti – del suo tempo. Entrata nelle grazie di papa Borgia aiutò l’ascesa del fratello maggiore Alessandro (che diverrà Paolo III) in seno al...

Lucrezia Borgia’s true story

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Legend paints her to be beautiful, cynical and murderous. History leaves a better memory: Lucrezia Borgia was not an Angel but she was a woman forced by men of her family to endure painful choices. But most of the ter...

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...

Saint Francis of Assisi

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Francis of Assisi, one of the most important and influent Saints of the whole Christianity, honored by the new Pope when choosing a new papal name: Francis I. His life, from the early youth and his knight aspirations t...

Niccolò Machiavelli

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Una vita passata all’ombra del potere, a studiare e teorizzare il potere: Machiavelli “scienziato della politica” è sicuramente una delle figure del Rinascimento italiano più note al mondo. Eppure accanto al Machiavel...

Il Magnifico Inganno di Cesare Borgia

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E’ stato non solo uno degli episodi più oscuri e drammatici del Rinascimento ma, secondo Machiavelli, si è trattato di un vero e proprio “capolavoro”. E’ stato proprio il grande pensatore fiorentino a coniare l’espres...

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...

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