The Inner Eye

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April and Venus Verticordia

Apr 3rd, 2017 | author Antonella Bazzoli
April and Venus Verticordia

The female protagonist of the doble scene of April, carved by Giovanni and Nicola Pisano in the lower basin of the Main Fountain of Perugia, holds a floral wreath and a bouquet of flowers in her hands.
There is no doubt of her identity as uxor (wife in Latin), as it’s clearly written in stone, in [...]



Journey of discovery in the “Bosco di San Francesco”

Apr 3rd, 2017 | author Antonella Bazzoli
Journey of discovery in the “Bosco di San Francesco”

This was the first time that I really took advantage of the opportunity of traveling to Italy, to find a deeper meaning behind the visit to one of the historical landmarks.
I have always felt awe at the living history in Italy. But, this time I approached the visit to new places [...]



A circular church from Byzantine Perugia

Sep 27th, 2016 | author Antonella Bazzoli
A circular church from Byzantine Perugia

Despite the lack of direct historical references about the history of Perugia in the early Christian age, we know that around the seventh century Perugia was part of the Byzantine state: a large Christian state that was based on the structure of the Exarchate, whose network of territories were defended by a specialized and multi-ethnic [...]



The Tree of Life is within us

Apr 25th, 2016 | author Antonella Bazzoli
The Tree of Life is within us

A few nights ago, as he ate a lemon slowly bite by bite, my son unintentionally swallowed a seed along with the fruit of the lemon, and then exclaimed soon thereafter:  “That’s okay, all it means is that I will grow the tree of life in my stomach!” (Va bene, vorrà dire che mi crescerà [...]



Hairdressers and prostitutes in the Middle Ages

Jan 11th, 2016 | author Antonella Bazzoli
Hairdressers and prostitutes in the Middle Ages

The term lavatrice di capeta (hair washer)  referred to what we would now call a hairdresser for ladies and gentlemen in the Middle Ages.
It was a perfectly respectable profession that was nonetheless frowned upon by late medieval society.
Taking care of hairstyles for gentlemen was in fact considered so intimate and promiscuous as an activity, that [...]



Bevignate and the mistery of the Templar Code

May 8th, 2015 | author Antonella Bazzoli
Bevignate and the mistery of the Templar Code

Who was Bevignate, the mysterious hermit venerated like a saint by the population of Perugia, notwithstanding the Church had never approved his canonization?
An aura of mystery surrounds the figure of this medieval monk, whom The Templars dedicated a new church in Perugia. Inside the medieval building there are interesting frescoes, dating back to the seventies [...]



Greek inscriptions in the Temple

Apr 8th, 2015 | author Antonella Bazzoli
Greek inscriptions in the Temple

Very few people are aware of the mysterious Greek inscriptions that are found atop the columns, inside the Tempio Sant’Angelo in Perugia. These intriguing inscriptions are found inside of what is considered to be one of the finest early Christian churches in Italy.
The indipendent resercher Antonella Bazzoli is planning a series of articles in which [...]



The Sacred Spring on the Etruscan Sarcophagus

Apr 4th, 2015 | author Antonella Bazzoli
The Sacred Spring on the Etruscan Sarcophagus

In the Archaeological Museum of Perugia we can admire one of the most fascinating pieces in Perugia’s Etruscan collection: the  so-called “Sarcophagus dello Sperandio”, done in pietra fetida (limestone typical of Chiusi), which dates back to the Etruscan archaic age and which takes its name from the  place where it was found in 1843.
The funeral [...]



Visit Umbria

Oct 27th, 2014 | author Antonella Bazzoli
Visit Umbria

Umbria and the surrounding countryside offers a magnificent opportunity to get to know the rich history of the region, to experience first-hand the symbolism that is contained in the historic structures, many of which date back to Medieval times,  and to discover the magic of the region for yourself.
We offer guided tours, if you are [...]



The ideal bride through the months

Oct 1st, 2014 | author Antonella Bazzoli
The ideal bride through the months

In the cycle dedicated to the twelve months of the year  carved by Giovanni and Nicola Pisano on the lower basin of the Main Fountain of Perugia, the month of May is represented by a uxor (latin term for wife) riding a horse and followed by an elegant knight.
The lady of May holds a hawk [...]