Il Patriarcato di Aquileia

Il Patriarcato di Aquileia

La regione italiana del Friuli (situata al nord-est) nacque il 3 aprile 1077 quando l’imperatore germanico Enrico IV (cui sottostava il territorio del Friuli di…

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La Cappella degli Scrovegni

La Cappella degli Scrovegni

Giotto di Bondone known as Giotto was born in Florence in 1266 or 1267 and died on 8 January 1337. He was a major painter…

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La Cappella Sistina

La Cappella Sistina

It was on 1 November 1512 that Michelangelo Buonarroti’s masterpiece – the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel – was first exhibited. Michelangelo (1475-1564) was a…

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Sicilia Antiqua

Sicilia Antiqua

In April this year, I visited southern Italy. I took two organized tours with Andante Travels, a small British company that caters for travellers with…

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Evangelista Torricelli

Evangelista Torricelli

The physician and mathematician Evangelista Torricelli was born of a poor family in Faenza (Ravenna) in October 1608 and died of typhoid fever in Florence…

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