The Tabernacle by Orcagna in Orsanmichele, Florence

Andrea Orcagna

Andrea Orcagna, originally known as Andrea di Cione, was one of the most prominent Florentine painter, sculptor, and architect of the mid-14th century. He is mentioned in Dan Brown’s latest novel Inferno. To be specific, the novel’s main character Robert Langdon refers to the terrifying black demon whose red hair is smeared with the blood of his victims and who is attributed to Orcagna.

A portrait of Giorgio Armani

The Italian Fashion Brand Armani

“… Their driver was a strikingly handsome man in a tailored Armani suit. He looked more like a movie star than a skipper, but this was, after all, Venice, the land of Italian elegance.”

This passage describes the moment in which Robert Langdon, traveling with his friends from Santa Lucia station to St. Mark’s square in Venice, expresses all his knowledge and respect for one of the biggest brand of the italian fashion industry: Giorgio Armani.