The father-and-son team of Giulio and Alfonso Parigi created the Viottolone (Italian: Large Path), the beautiful Cypress Alley in the Giardino di Boboli.It was intended as a carriage lane. The cypresses flanking the lane were planted in
The Codex Alimentarius Commission is responsible for establishing a system of guidelines, standards and recommendations that guides the direction of the global food supply, often supporting the interests of the world’s largest corporations.
Michel-Ange "Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni" - an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art
Large Pistoletto statue depicting a woman departing the city gates carrying an enormous bundle on her head. Florence’s austere city gate was once the site of the Fiera dei Contratti—the Contracts Fair—at which fathers sold their daughters into a contracted marriage, often forcing them to dance provocatively in an effort to secure higher dowries.
Porta Romana—the ancient stone gateway that served as the entrance to old Florence when was once a walled city. The gateway itself is a fifty-foot-tall barrier of ancient brick and stone whose primary passageway still retains its massive bolted wooden doors.
Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, better known as Sandro Botticelli born c. died 17 May He was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance. He belonged to the Florentine School under the patronage of Lorenzo de' Medici.