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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The Roman Inquisition

The Roman Inquisition

The Roman Inquisition (also known as The Congregation of the Inquisition and The Holy Office) was established in July 1542 by Pope Paul III to…

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