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    What is a "Cassone Nuziale"?

    They usually were commissioned in pairs and filled with the dowry of the future wife. In patrician families the dowry consisted in a good collection of house hold linens and cloths.
  • Michelangelo and his friend Lorenzo il Magnifico

    Michelangelo and his friend Lorenzo il Magnifico

    Christ is represented here as a young man! Probably Michelangelo was inspired by an accidentally dissection he made of a body of an aristocratic child. Remember that dissection was not allowed!
  • Hercoles and Nesso by Giambologna

    Hercoles and Nesso by Giambologna

    A great governor needs intelligence but also energy and force to be at the head of a princedom. In fact, a centaur is partially a man and partially an animal, the comparison is perfect!
  • Judith and Holofernes

    Judith and Holofernes

    In the Uffizi Gallery and in Palazzo Pitti but you can find others in different Italian cities. The victory of a woman over injustice and violence she suffered, have been expressed through painting.
  • A museum inside e church

    A museum inside e church

    The museum completes inside one of the most unusual churches of Florence even for its shape. Many details tell us about the old granary and they are still visible on the walls of the actual church!
  • The flaying of Marsyas belonged to Cosimo the Elder

    The flaying of Marsyas belonged to Cosimo the Elder

    Cosimo the Elder purchased the statue and showed it at the entrance of the new palace Michelozzo had just completed, Palazzo Medici, becoming a warning for all people who wanted to be received by Cosimo.