In 1555 Dei Secreti del Reverendo Don Alessio Piemontese was published in Bologna. In 1558 an English translation of that Italian book of secrets was published (and is now available online in digitized form). This book was wildly popular, translated into several language in the first few years of existence and then published in more … More Oglio Imperiale – Imperial Oil from Alexis of Piedmont’s Book of Secrets
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She looks like an ordinary little girl, holding the hand of an ordinary woman. But the 16th-century painting of young Giulia de’ Medici with her aunt on display at the National Gallery of Art, is now considered to be the first European portrait to capture a girl of African descent. Major Discovery Maria Salviati, as … More Giulia de’ Medici 1535-1588
Cia degli Ordelaffi and Violante Malatesta, known as “The Ladies of Cesena”, were two great women who made the history during the trecento (1300s) and quattrocento (1400s). Cia degli Ordelaffi was a valiant woman who, together with her soldiers, was able to resist the assaults of the army of the Spanish cardinal Egidio Albornoz who … More Marzia Cia degli Ordelaffi
Reblogged from https://www.monstrousregimentofwomen.com/2015/02/isabella-deste-la-prima-donna-del-mondo.html Isabella d’Este, marchesa of Mantua (died 13 February 1539) Let Your Highness, I beg of you, keep a tranquil mind and attend wholly to military affairs, for I intend to govern the state with the help of these magnificent gentlemen and officials in such a manner that you will suffer no wrong, and all … More Isabella d’Este “la prima donna del mondo”
Ciao Cugini! This post contains a list of groups and websites dedicated to researching pre-17th-century Italian city-states. Contact me on Facebook to have your resource added. I can be found under the user name Giada Magdalena Alberti. Facebook Groups & Pages Ca’ d’Oro Italian Salone 16th-century Italian Workshop Federico Marangoni/ Italian Reenactment Loggia Vecchio 15th-century … More Italian Resources for SCA & Reenactors
There are many recipes from Italian ‘books of secrets’ (e.g. Isabella Cortese, Alessio Piemontese, Notandissimi Profumi) and from still room manuals that require acqua rosa or rosewater. If you want to make this at home there are two methods that I have tried and will share with you in this post. Of course, you could … More Make Rosewater or Acqua Rosa at Home
Ciao Ragazzi!! This is the FIRST virtual Known World event in the SCA and is scheduled for May 8 – 9, 2020. All classes will be posted on this YouTube channel for viewing after the event: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe1Izj92BXlpjlCZbykKqVA *If you like a class, please remember that Crowns are always asking for recommendations for those who … More Known World Italian Salone di Fiesole – Virtual SCA Event
April 12, 2020 Tired of being stuck in the house ? It’s time to travel … ~ Romp around the world ~ to see some really cool stuff… Check out … The Best of Couch-Surfing … Living Well in the Time of COVID-19
We now have a Renaissance Village YouTube Channel! Please subscribe today and like our videos! Plus we have uploaded our first video, so please share this link: Renaissance Village YouTube Call for Content Transcript of video with instructions on how to submit your content to us: Buongiorno amici! I am Maestra Giata, founder of … More Call for Virtual Renaissance Village Content!