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“Orlando Furioso”, the first best seller in history, now republished 500 years after its first edition

“Orlando Furioso”, the first best seller in history, now republished 500 years after its first edition

On September 17th 1515, Cardinal Ippolito d’Este wrote a letter to the Marquis of Mantova announcing that Ludovico Ariosto had just finished writing...
“Casa del Cioccolato Perugina”, Luisa Spagnoli, Perugia, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

“Casa del Cioccolato Perugina”: the history of chocolate and the story of a great woman told in a unique exhibition in Perugia

The ancient Maya considered chocolate the Gods’ drink, and through the centuries the “black gold” with its many ancient properties has created rich...
Vatican Museums, Lapidary gallery, Pope Julius II, Musei Vaticani, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Vatican Museums: for the first time the Lapidary gallery opens to the public

The Vatican Museums, Musei Vaticani , were officially founded by Pope Benedict XIV in 1756, although Pope Julius II started the collection in 1503...
Italian archaeologists, Roman Empire, water basin, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Italian archaeologists have unearthed the largest Roman Empire water basin ever found

The Roman Empire was the largest empire in classical antiquity, and among the most powerful economic, cultural, political and military forces of its...
Leonardo da Vinci,  “Bella Principessa”, Italy, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Leonardo da Vinci’s “Bella Principessa” exhibited in Italy for the first time

The portrait of “ La Bella Principessa ” (“The Beautiful Princess”), also known as “ A Young Fiancée ”, is an extraordinary portrait in colored...
Arazzi Medicei, Florence, Italian Art, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

The Arazzi Medicei to be reunited again after 150 years

Cosimo I de' Medici (1519 –1574) was one of the most important members of the Florentine de’ Medici family. He was the second Duke of Florence from...
Bosco Verticale, Milano, Italian Design, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

The most exciting new towers in the world

The International Highrise Award (IHP) is an international award in architectural design, founded in 2003 by the City of Frankfurt, the German...
Giulia Farnese, Pope Borgia, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Mystery of the bones of Giulia Farnese, the beautiful lover of Pope Borgia

Two days ago, in Carbognano in the Resurrection Chapel of the town church, restorers from the “ Soprintendenza ai beni storico artistici del Lazio...
Vatican City, San Pietro, Musei Vaticani, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

The Vatican City’s treasures

The Vatican City is the smallest internationally recognized independent state in the world. Yet in terms of art pieces per square meter, it might be...
Authentic Caravaggio, Mary Maddalena, Italian Art, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Authentic Caravaggio Maddalena found in private family collection

When Mina Gregori, one of the greatest living Caravaggio experts, found herself in front of a portrait of a young girl in the private collection of a...