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ORLANDO FURIOSO 500 YEARS – Palazzo dei Diamanti / Ferrara, Italy: until January 8, 2017

From 1995 on, UNESCO has included the historical centre of Ferrara in the list of World Cultural Heritage as a wonderful example of a town planned in the Renaissance. Ferrara http://www.ferraraterraeacqua.it/en/ferrara/cercatorien/accordion-right/tourist-information-offices still has the atmosphere of the past, which blends in harmoniously with the lively atmosphere of the present. Ferrara’s most famous image, is certainly that of its grand Renaissance. ...

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RENAISSANCE’S NOVELS – Where he developed a new way to read and conceive of themselves

Advice on historical novels? If historical novels are your passion, there is a period that can inspire many suggestions: the Renaissance and its extraordinary protagonists. Caravaggio and Leonardo, Raphael and Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Masaccio and Tiziano. That of Caravaggio – for example – has been an eventful and adventurous life lived intensely and relentlessly. He got the glory, gained the protection ...

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CREATIVE LIFE STYLES – When even the comics are able to form something new

The creative lifestyles, are characterized by nonconforming attitudes and behaviors. With the creativity, an idea or a musical composition, literary work or a painting, they are phenomenons whereby something new is formed. Who are the top cartoonists in the world? The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they’re all ...

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THREE STORIES OF SERIAL KILLER TO BE FEAR

In literature, the yellow kind is divided into sub-genres: crime and espionage, noir, and thriller. Since the holidays are upon us, there is nothing better than to look for a good book (for yourself, or for someone dear to you). The advice is to read a good thriller, a genre of fiction developed in the twentieth century. The main object ...

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CHEESE EPOISSES DE BOURGOGNE, BLOOD AND ICE – Tastes of the glory, the times of Napoleon

The Epoisses de Bourgogne cheese was “overwhelming” that appealed to Napoleon, the man who asked God to give strength to his enemies, causing them to live long, so that they could witness his triumph. He, the man had no friends – he had only his fortune – he boasted of being able to train men to sacrifice their lives for ...

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READING NOVELS ABOUT THE NAPOLEONIC ERA

The Napoleonic period begins with Napoleon Bonaparte’s rise to power as a general for the French Revolutionary government. He married Josephine de Beauharnais in 1796 and, days later, led the French army when it invaded Italy. He took over the reins of power in France in 1799 and was crowned Emperor in 1804. He conquered much of Europe before the ...

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ANCIENT BATTLE’S OUTCOME – The Battle of Lepanto inside books, paintings and video

Americans know that in 1492 Christopher Columbus “sailed the ocean blue,” but how many know that the 1571 – the year of the battle of Lepanto, the most important naval contest in human history – is not well known to Americans. It happened in October 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. In a papacy of great achievements, ...

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NOVEL SET IN PENNSYLVANIA

Some famous books you might not have known were set in Pennsylvania? As you know, the setting of a book determines many details about the story, but not only the natural landscape in which the characters move. Some authors create new worlds for their stories, while some choose places that are familiar. Here are three examples of authors who situated ...

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THAT WOMAN HAD A SPECIAL GIFT – Waiting for Austerlitz / Page by novel

……………………………. The Novak had a special gift – a disposition described in the pages of a book to her dear – to feel on its skin the imminence of the things, themselves or of others, including those of any stranger. She had stored a particular sentence, the one that whispered before every divination. “And since you know you cannot see ...

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LOVER – A novel by Marguerite Duras.

Marguerite Duras, was a French writer and film director, born in French Indochina on April 4, 1914. Her father was a school principal and her mother was a teacher. After her father’s death, her family had moved to Sadek, where the mother dies during a flood. She is sent to boarding school in Saigon, where she falls in love with ...

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