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I sette dormienti

LA LEGGENDA DEI SETTE DORMIENTI

“Scheint am Siebenschläfer Sonne, gibt es sieben Wochen Wonne.” German-speaking countries celebrated yesterday Siebenschläfertag, the “Day of the Seven Sleepers”: according to lore, the weather on this day is said to predict the weather on the following seven weeks. But who exactly are the Seven […]

Bacche

BACCHE IN QUANTITÀ

Illumination from the manuscript “Recüeil des principaux seigneurs qui passèrent la mer avec Guillaume Conquéreur d’Angleterre, et de plusieurs autres qui, après le décès dudict Guillaume, se retirèrent en Angleterre, et quelz honneurs et estatz ilz ont eu en la […]

Musica di inizio estate

MUSICA DI INIZIO ESTATE

Summer is finally here! Along with the coming of the summer season, the world celebrates today the Fête de la Musique (or, in English, “World Music Day” or “Make Music Day”). The Fête, as the name suggests, was born in France. The idea […]

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WOMEN’S WEDNESDAY: LA NUOVA RUBRICA DI FOLIA!

Folia Magazine presents a new, all-female weekly column: Women’s Wednesday! Every Wednesday we will be bringing your attention to an illumination taken from one of the many copies of Giovanni Boccaccio’s De Mulieribus Claris: 106 women, both historical and mythical, […]

Sant'Antonio di Padova

SANT’ANTONIO DI PADOVA

Today marks the feast day of one of the most popular Saints, Saint Anthony of Padua. Born in Lisbon as Fernando Martins de Bulhões in 1195, the Saint took the name Anthony as he entered the Franciscan Order in 1220. […]

Scacchi

SCACCO!

Illumination from a book of chess problems, ms. Ludwig XV 15, fol. 30v, late 14th century, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.     Miniatura tratta da un libro di problemi di scacchi, ms. Ludwig XV 15, fol. 30v, tardo XIV secolo, The J. Paul Getty […]

Contadini che piantano alberi

GIORNATA MONDIALE DELL’AMBIENTE

June 5 is World Environment Day, the annual celebration created by the United Nations in order to highlight the vital importance of environmental protection and the themes dealing with such issues – from pollution to deforestation. Although officially established in […]

L'Ostia di Digione

CORPUS CHRISTI

The Catholic Church celebrates today the solemnity of the Corpus Christi (or Corpus Domini), a feast celebrating the real presence of Jesus Christ in the sacrament of the Eucharist. According to the Catholic doctrine, in fact, the presence of Jesus […]

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