X Agosto

10 agosto: – notte di San Lorenzo e delle stelle cadenti, che ricordano le scintille di fuoco prodotte dalla graticola su cui il martire fu bruciato vivo – data in cui, 150 anni fa, fu assassinato il padre di Giovanni Pascoli, Ruggero (Ravenna, 24 marzo 1815 – Savignano sul Rubicone, 10 agosto 1867), con il… Read More X Agosto

Sailing

    “It was as if the water floated off and set sailing thoughts which had grown stagnant on dry land, and gave to their bodies even some sort of physical relief.”   Era come se l’acqua coi suoi flutti facesse veleggiare pensieri divenuti stagnanti sulla terraferma e offrisse al corpo un senso di sollievo… Read More Sailing

7 August 1420 – Construction of the Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore begins in Florence.

The “Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore” (Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower) is the main church of Florence, Italy. “Il Duomo di Firenze”, as it is ordinarily called, was begun in 1296 and completed in 1436 with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi The cathedral complex, located in Piazza del Duomo, includes the… Read More 7 August 1420 – Construction of the Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore begins in Florence.