Leon Battista Alberti

Leon Battista Alberti

Leon Battista Alberti was born 610 years ago – on 14 February 1404 and died on 20 April 1472 in Florence. A typical ‘Renaissance man’,…

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Poetry corner - Quasimodo

Poetry corner – Quasimodo

Salvatore Quasimodo was born in Sicily in 1901 and died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Naples in 1968. For the latter half of his life…

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A tricky word: also

A tricky word: also

A tricky word to translate in Italian is also. When it appears at the start of a sentence eg Also, we played tennis after lunch it…

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Poetry Corner - Pascoli

Poetry Corner – Pascoli

Giovanni Pascoli was born in Romagna on 31 December 1855 and died on 6 April 1912. He is a much-loved Italian poet with an “ear…

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Tiberio, il tristissimus hominum

Tiberio, il tristissimus hominum

L’imperatore romano Tiberio nacque il 16 novembre 42 a.C. e morì il 16 marzo 37 d.C. Il suo impero durò quasi 24 anni (14 d.C…

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