TRAVEL IN ITALY – April 9, April 1492: He died in Florence, Lorenzo de ‘Medici, politician, writer, patron, Italian humanist and ruler of Florence.

BALDASSARRE CASTIGLIONE                                                                  “When Mr. Guido Ubaldo di Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino, passed from this life, I along with some other riders I remained that they served to the services of the Duke Francesco Maria della Rovere, the heir and successor of the state; and as in my mind was the recent smell of the virtues of the Duke Guido and ...

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WAITING FOR AUSTERLITZ, CHAPTER ONE: Rue Saint Maur

……………………… Those two French people, they had no particular concerns, often was spoken to each other of the Moon, and the two didn’t wear the bridle on his finger, because they it didn’t consider the deal concluded that their ancestors called marriage. The two tourist they preferred to consider all their breakfast as a joyful wedding banquet. Strangely, without knowing why, ...

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THE LAST ROW, CHAPTER ONE: Torre Carignano, Fano.

………………………….. We both know that many times, in the fifteenth century, that fortress was rebuilt in the defence of Fano, and certainly on that stone the text had been written by Roberto Valturio – author of other inscriptions from those years – for Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, then also Lord of Rimini. Perhaps the stone had been actually engraved by Matteo ...

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SINKHOLES, CHAPTER ONE: A Distant Mirror

…………….. He was only an amateur painter, but he wanted to paint through the world of the diversity of the Provence landscapes. Its dry mountains, rivers and the rugged coastline, the waters of the Mediterranean and the Labyrinths of limestone landscapes devoid of vegetation. But he needed anche not hiding a secret That he wanted to reveal. He imagined that ...

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I MET TO THE WAY: Poetry, by V.HUGO

I MET TO THE WAY “I met to the way a young poor who was in love: had an old hat, jacket worn, the water was passing through the soles of the shoes and the stars through the soul. “ (V.HUGO)

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UNITED COLOURS OF INSIGHT: My prayer is to learn new things, as children enjoy the process of living

VISION, CONDITION AND ALL UNIVERSE – Malcolm Forbes: The best vision is insight. George Henry Lewes: Insight is the first condition of Art. Khaled Hosseini: Everyone is an ocean inside. Every individual walking the street.Everyone is a universe of thoughts, and insights, and feelings. But every person is crippled in his or her own way by our inability to truly present ...

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