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Famous Italians born today – Amerigo Vespucci, born March 9th 1454

If Amerigo Vespucci isn’t a name that you’re particularly familiar with, let me enlighten you with 12 fascinating facts about the man who gave his name to, not just one, but two continents! Vespucci was an explorer in the early … Continue reading

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Italian Art 101 – The Rape of the Sabine Women by Giambologna

Carved from a single block of imperfect marble, the torturously twisting Rape of the Sabine Women in Florence’s Loggia dei Lanzi, Piazza della Signoria, is one of the finest and most technically difficult sculptures in the world. Three intertwined bodies, … Continue reading

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