Posts by Maria Alambritis

May 23, 2018
On May 23 rd , Florentines celebrate ‘La Fiorita’, a commemoration of the Dominican friar Girolamo Savonarola who was burned on this day in 1498 in Piazza della Signoria.

May 9, 2018
Begun in 1278, Pisa’s Monumental Cemetery, the Camposanto, is one of the city’s most important historical sites.

April 25, 2018
Today Italians celebrate the Festa della Liberazione, a national holiday commemorating the liberation of Italy from Nazi occupation of Italy and the end of fascist dictatorship.

April 18, 2018
Among the leading women of the Italian Renaissance, the name of Lucrezia Borgia (18 April 1480 – 24 June 1519) brings to mind scandal and corruption.

February 28, 2018
Giovanna Garzoni (1600 – 1670), a pioneering female artist of her time, earned widespread respect and admiration for her meticulous still life paintings.

February 14, 2018
Love, in all its manifestations, wove its way into the artistic cultural production of Renaissance Italy.

January 24, 2018
Opening this Saturday at the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo, is the unmissable exhibition “Raffaello e l’eco del mito” (Raphael and the Echo of the Myth).

December 20, 2017
Today’s post comes from the top of the Colosseum!

November 29, 2017
On 29 November 1425, Construction of the Chapel of St. Julian Began in Pisa.

November 22, 2017
In November 1488, the Malvezzi Conspiracy was Discovered and Thwarted.

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