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Great Personalities

Bartolomeo Colleoni
The valiant condottiero of the Republic of Venice was so sure of his value that, according to the legend,  he added not two, but three, attributes to his  coat-of-arms, which appears in...
Caravaggio
If he had lived in our era, he would have been at the centre of news: a dissolute genius of painting, a perennial fugitive after having been condemned to death for murder. All the dramatic tension...
Gaetano Donizetti
The arias composed by the father of “Lucia di Lammermoor” have echoed for centuries in every theatre in the world, but Maestro Donizetti never travels, he can be found there, sitting...
Giaocomo Manzù
The city of his birth is dotted with sculptures and monuments that recall the greatness of  this artist, whose works are even at the headquarters of the United Nations in  New York: one...
Lorenzo Lotto
Alchemy and mysticism, symbols, secrets and enigmas are concealed in the splended light-filled faces painted by Lorenzo Lotto, one of the great artists of the  Renaissance who, as well as...
Papa Giovanni XXIII
“Go home to your families and kiss and embrace your children from the Pope,” he told the faithful in St. Peter's Square in Rome in 1962. In one sentence, the infinite tenderness of the...
Palma il Vecchio
His name is one of those mentioned in Vasari's  “Lives of the most excellent Italian painters, sculptors and architects”. The Tuscan historian was to call him  “Il...
Giovan Battista Moroni
A great portrait painter, he was the first to put tailors and workmen in a frame, as though  they were aristocrats. His "Portrait of a little girl" was chosen by the Wall Street Journal to...