Isabella d’Este “la prima donna del mondo”

Reblogged from 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:  *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!

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

Throwing Shade Renaissance Style

Alternately titled “wherein we learn the Italian art of how to use a salad recipe to insult both the Germans and the English”. Intro The expressions “throw shade“, “throwing shade“, or simply “shade“, are slang terms for a certain type of insult, often nonverbal. Anna Holmes called shade “the art of the sidelong insult”. Merriam-Webster defines it … More Throwing Shade Renaissance Style