June 1, 2018
Florentine painter Biagio d’Antonio Tucci died 1 June 1516 in his hometown.

January 20, 2017
On 20 January 1330 Robert of anjou , the King of Naples, demonstrated his admiration and affection for the painter Giotto by nominating him a familiaris, namely a member of the king’s household.

October 27, 2016
More Earthquakes Rock Central Italy and Render Damage Only two months since the devastating 24 August earthquake , two more significant tremors, registering 5.4 and 5.9 magnitudes respectively, struck near the Italian town of Visso on 26 October and sent shockwaves that resonated across the Italian peninsula.

July 17, 2016
On 17 July 1204 the Venetian naval fleet broke through the sea wall fortifications of Constantinople, setting the city on fire and marking the conclusion of an episode of the Fourth Crusade .

November 28, 2015
Favorite Art Fact File: Martina Bollini

December 14, 2014
Mary sits on an elaborately decorated throne, her lap creating a throne for her son Jesus.

October 4, 2014
Today, October 4, is the feast day of St. Francis .

April 12, 2014
thegetty : “Spend five minutes with the Italian choir book featured in the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Byzantine Illumination at the Cultural Crossroads .

September 10, 2013
On this day in 1277, King Charles I of Naples wrote a letter granting permission to sculptor Arnolfo di Cambio to leave Rome for Perugia to begin work on a fountain for the city’s Piazza Maggiore.

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