In 1504, one of the most important artistic disputes in history took place in the Hall of the Five Hundred: Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti were summoned to fresco this important Palazzo Vecchio hall with scenes of two key battles in the history of the Florentine Republic—the Battle of Anghiari (la Battaglia di Anghiari) and the Battle of Cascina (la Battaglia di Cascina).Details
Sienna squinted at the text, reading it aloud.“Saligia?”
Langdon nodded, feeling a chill to hear the word spoken aloud. “It’s a Latin mnemonic invented by the Vatican in the Middle Ages to remind Christians of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Saligia is an acronym for: superbia, avaritia, luxuria, invidia, gula, ira, and acedia.” Sienna frowned. “Pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth.”
In Dan Brown’s Inferno, Spaghetti Bolognese is the favorite dish of Ignazio Busoni aka il Duomino, a lovely character.Ragù alla bolognese or simply ragù is the Italian name of a pasta sauce that originally comes from Bologna, the amazing capital city of the Emilia Romagna region.
There are as many versions of this tasty sauce as there are cooks at home and restaurant chefs who prepare it. This pasta dressing has an ancient origin and is the most loved by Italian families.
Ask any Italian: there is nothing better to do on Sunday around 1 p.m. than meeting with family and friends at a table with pasta with ragù in front of them!
Do not ask an Italian vegetarian, of course 😉Details