Isabella d’Este “la prima donna del mondo”

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”

Italian Resources for SCA & Reenactors

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

Known World Italian Salone di Fiesole – Virtual SCA Event

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

Call for Virtual Renaissance Village Content!

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!

Surviving the Corona Virus: Medieval Italian Style

The spread of the Covid-19 virus has triggered an epidemic of advice. This advice is important, but it seems destined to make our lives more miserable and isolated. However, there is an unusual source of counsel which offers another way to deal with an epidemic. That source is the Decameron. The Italian Renaissance author Giovanni Boccaccio wrote the Decameron in … More Surviving the Corona Virus: Medieval Italian Style

Caterina Sforza Toilette Class 2020

  At Gulf Wars XXIX on Wednesday I will be teaching a class on the toilette of my favorite person from the Renaissance, Caterina Sforza! Caterina Sforza (1463-1509), Countess of Imola, was an exceptional woman. In her private life Caterina was devoted to various activities, among which were experiments in alchemy and a love of hunting and dancing. Her stillroom book was … More Caterina Sforza Toilette Class 2020