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Sandro Botticelli

Sandro Botticelli

Details of Botticelli's life are sparse, but we know that he became an apprentice when he was about fourteen years old, which would indicate that he received a fuller education than did other Renaissance artists. Vasari reported that he was initially trained as a goldsmith by his brother Antonio. Probably ....

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Puccini

Puccini

Giacomo Puccini was born in Lucca on December 22nd 1858. The last four generations of his family dedicated their lives to music, both from the maternal and the paternal side. His birth house, at Corte San Lorenzo, beside San Michele square is ....

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, born in VINCI, Province of Florence, on April 15th 1452, has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance man, the Humanist. His untiring curiosity, inventive imagination and geniality has been always well-known. In fact, Leonardo had many scopes in his long life: ....

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Giotto

Giotto

Ambrogio Bondone, welll known as Giotto.

The probable date of birth of Giotto is the year 1267, born at Colle di Vespignano, in Mugello. This idea is derived from a report of the Florentine chronicler Antonio Pucci (aprox. 1348-1388), which places his death in 1337, at the age of seventy. Giotto ....

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