June 14, 2014
Giorgio Orsoni, the Mayor of Venice, was arrested in early June along with thirty-four others on charges of corruption related to the building of flood barriers and other preservation projects for the city.
August 22, 2013
On this day in 1582, Florentine sculptor Bartolomeo Ammanati published a letter addressed to the Accademia di San Luca (artists’ guild) denouncing the public display of nude sculpture, including his own Neptune Fountain in the Piazza della Signoria of Florence (1560-75).
July 17, 2013
Huge financial scandal in Venice