the last supper

Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper

Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980, The Last Supper is one of the works that has received more attention in terms of studies, shots, interpretations and restorations, both because it represents the summa of Leonardo’s studies, but also because it is one of the masterpieces of the Renaissance. Commissioned by Ludovico il Moro for the Church of …

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The Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel is one of the most visited monuments in the world. Almost twenty thousand people a day and five million every year go to the Vatican to admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece. The Sistine Chapel Before Michelangelo’s Intervention The work began on May 10th, 1508, as Michelangelo himself noted in his diary. The chapel in which the …

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The Submerged Archaeological Park of Baia

In the Gulf of Naples, a few kilometers from Pompeii and in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, there is an amazing underwater archaeological park, the Roman city of Baia. It is one of the lesser-known archaeological sites, but actually one of the most important places in the Empire. An exclusive holiday resort, well known since …

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Triora: The Village of Witches

In the Ligurian hinterland, in the province of Imperia, at 765 meters above the valley of the Argentina stream, there is the small village of Triora, a historically very important place from a strategic, military and religious point of view. Located on the border of Piedmont, it had five fortresses, accessible through seven gates and …

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Mary and Percy Shelley in the Gulf of Poets

Mary and Percy Shelley, famous for their libertarian aspirations and their unconventionality, met by chance and became lovers very quickly. He, poet and baronet, was already married with two children, and she was the young and intelligent daughter of a well-known feminist and an anarchist philosopher.     Mary and Percy Shelley In 1814, they …

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The Florio’s: The Uncrowned Rulers of Sicily

The Florio family, whose history was intertwined for about one hundred and fifty years with the birth of Italy, were originally from Bagnara Calabra and came to Palermo after the devastating earthquake of 1783, eager to make a fortune. Shortly, and from nothing, they built a real economic empire, becoming captains of industry with 6,000 …

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