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MONTAGNE VERDI

On December 11, the world celebrates International Mountain Day! This year marks the 15th anniversary of the event, which was officially established by the UN General Assembly in 2003. The importance of mountains lies not only their incredible beauty and suggestive […]

Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, Ms. 65, c. 126r, Bibliothèque du Château de Chantilly.

Ognissanti

  Il primo giorno di novembre Folia celebra la festa di Ognissanti con una miniatura tratta dalle Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, che illustra la teoria dei Santi in Paradiso. Si tratta di una ricorrenza di antichissima data, […]

Très Riches Heures del Duca di Berry, Ms. 65, c. 108r

HELLoween!

  “L’inferno”, miniatura tratta dalle Très Riches Heures del Duca di Berry, Ms. 65, c. 108r, Bibliothèque du Château de Chantilly.   “Hell”, illumination from the manuscript Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, Ms. 65, c. 108r, Bibliothèque […]

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EDOARDO IL CONFESSORE

October 13 is the feast day of Edward the Confessor, the second-to-last Anglo-Saxon king of England ruling from 1042 to 1066. While many historians debate over his success as king, his very nickname suggests a quite fruitful spiritual legacy: Edward was […]

Sister Death

SORA MORTE

October 4 is the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, one of the most beloved saints of all time and – among many more – patron saint of animals, the environment, Italy, the city of San Francisco, California, and […]

LE AMAZZONI

Earlier today we had the chance to talk about two Amazon queens, Marpesia and Lampedo. But what about the Amazon tribe itself? Boccaccio’s main source, the ancient Greek historian Ephorus of Cyme, describes the rise of the Amazons and to places […]

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LOST IN TRANSLATION

September 30: on the feast day of Saint Jerome, the patron saint of translation (and Bible translator himself), the world celebrates International Translation Day! For most of us, translators are somewhat of an “invisible presence” – granting us the opportunity […]

ROSA DEI VENTI

Franco Cosimo Panini Editore, the publisher behind Folia Magazine, recently had the pleasure to work with the Gallerie Estensi museum in Modena, Italy, on the catalog of the new exhibition called “Meravigliose Adventure” – a journey through maps, travel journals and […]

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