Girolamo Savonarola in the Modern Media

  As part of the launch for "Girolamo Savonarola: The Renaissance Preacher", I thought I'd do a few posts in and around the infamous Dominican friar who took Florence by storm. As well as the multitude of books surrounding Florence at the time, telling us his story amidst the political turmoil of the time and... Continue Reading →

Simonetta Vespucci – The Florentine Beauty.

Simonetta Vespucci is a name commonly associated with both the Medici family of Florence and the artist Sandro Botticelli. For years, people have believed that Botticelli's "Birth of Venus" is actually a painting of Florence's most beautiful woman - she was said to have stunned Botticelli with her beauty which is why the same face... Continue Reading →

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