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 13, 2017
On May 13, 1497, Savonarola was excommunicated by Pope Alexander VI.

July 23, 2016
Francesco Jacopo della Robbia (later Fra ambrogio) was born in Florence, 23 July 1477, the seventh son of the sculptor andrea di Marco and Giovanna Paoli.

October 30, 2015
Cinquecento (Salone dei): The main meeting hall of the Grand Council of Florence, so named because, at the time of construction (1494), the council boasted 500 members.

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