June 30, 2017
Florence is dominated by the silhouette of its cathedral dome.

May 21, 2017
The Guerniero Herkules Celebrates 300th Birthday In the north Hessen city of Kassel , the baroque Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe celebrates its fourth anniversary as Germany’s newest UNESCO World Heritage site this summer, and it is also the 300 th anniversary of the bizarre but beloved Herkules statue.

April 22, 2016
Architect-engineer Giovanni Branca was born on 22 April 1571 in Lizzola, near Pesaro.

January 1, 2016
Egisto Bracci was born in Florence on New Year’s Day, 1830.

February 4, 2015
Italian engineer, wood-carver, and author Mariano di Jacopo, known as Il Taccola, was born on 4 February 1382 in Siena.

February 12, 2014
Brunelleschi’s Dome featured in National Geographic and tonight on NOVA as researchers try to understand how the man trained as a goldsmith solved one of the greatest architectural puzzles of the Renaissance.

October 29, 2013
Speleologists (those who study caves) have mapped the eleven aqueducts built by Roman engineers to supply the ancient city with fresh water.

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