Italian physician and a director at the University of Bologna. She was the first female doctorate in medicine. Dalle Donne was born in 1778, to a peasant family at Roncastaldo, a village outside Bologna. In 1800, Dalle Donne published three scientific papers. The first, on Continue Reading


The premiere of Rossini’s opera took place on 20 February 1816 at the Teatro Argentina, Rome, with designs by Angelo Toselli. Rossini’s opera recounts the events of the first of the three plays by French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais that revolve around the clever and enterprising character Continue Reading

The Basilica of Santa Croce is much more than just a church and is one of the oldest and largest Franciscan basilicas in the world. The Basilica was built in 1294 over the original structure from 1212 of a design by the great architect Arnolfo Continue Reading

The assassination of Julius Caesar was a conspiracy of several Roman senators, notably led by Marcus Junius Brutus, Cassius Longinus, and Decimus Brutus, at the end of the Roman Republic. They stabbed Caesar to death in the Theatre of Pompey on the Ides of March (15 March) 44 BC. In January 44, Caesar who was already dictator was named dictator Continue Reading