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GIOVANNI PICO DELLA MIRANDOLA: Celestial Soul.

GIOVANNI PICO DELLA MIRANDOLA: Celestial Soul. I have made ​​you neither heavenly nor earthly, neither mortal nor immortal, so That You almost the same free and sovereign artificer I shaped you and you sculpt the shape That You would not have chosen. You can degenerate into Things That are lower than the brutes, you can, according to Functional your will, …

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MARSILIO FICINO: Poetry, The eyes.

MARSILIO FICINO, Italian Renaissance poet: The eyes. The way in which that lovers suffer evil eye we said above, if much this will add to what was said: that mortals then blindside very evil eye, when they frequently direct their eyes to the eye than others, connecting with the lights, and miserable for those you love drink. The eyes are …

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STENDHAL SYNDROME

STENDHAL SYNDROME Similar to a panic attack occurs when a traveler comes into contact with works of art and places of great beauty. Is in this dimension of alienation that psychologists and psychiatrists are to investigate the chaotic emotional states induced in the visitor. The revelation of the works of art induces a state of extreme agitation, but it is …

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HOW BEAUTIFUL YOUTH: Who wants to be happy

HOW BEAUTIFUL YOUTH From the diary-illustrated atlas published by Benches Meeting from March 20, 2014 (e-book format in English and Italian). One of its pages written by Lorenzo de’ Medici. “How beautiful youth, who flees though! Who wants to be happy, either: of tomorrow there is no certainty. Each open ears well, tomorrow is no pastures; and today they are, …

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ROCAMADOUR: France, on the way to St James of Compostela

For those in search of history and spirituality , Rocamadour is a very picturesque village located on the Way of St James of Compostela . Consists of two rows of old houses at the foot of a rock that overhangs the only way provided with fortified gates . A staircase of 216 steps – once climbed by pilgrims on their …

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LUCREZIA TORNABUONI: Poetry, I do not care about you

Lucrezia TORNABUONI Italian poet was born in Florence in 1425, the mother of Lorenzo de ‘Medici. “I do not care more about you: I have taken strong branches, I do not answer because you call me, I will mock you. Enemy, I have now passed the dubious road; my Jesus has freed me, do not the one expected. Grace I’ve …

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Photos of Florence and the Tower of Arnolfo

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LE TRES RICHES HEURES DU DUC DE BERRY

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TIMELESS BOOKS: ANABASIS, DISPATCH FROM THE INSIDE

ANABASIS – DISPATCH FROM THE INSIDE   No, not a new book, indeed, it has more than two thousand years, but it tells us about the everyday things, the ones that wrap around relentlessly the nature of men. A writer Greek, two thousand years before now, has created an adventure book, a classic of literature, a dip in the emotions, …

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THE DEAF SOUND OF THE BATTLE: Novel by Antonio Scurati

THE SOUND DEAF OF THE BATTLE   The detail and concrete narrative, carrying the reader in the fifteenth century Italian, but chapter after chapter details those same touch our daily lives. Leafing through the pages of this novel, we’ll discover what the advent of gunpowder had produced in the exercise of those distant years, but the twisting inner those who …

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