Southern Italy

Southern Italy

Southern Italy: from Magna Graecia to Italian Unification When you ask people about Italy, more often than not one of the first places they mention is the capital city, Rome, or the submerged streets of …

Italian Renaissance Families: Ferrara and the Este Italian Renaissance Families: Ferrara and the Este. This blog is part of a series on five influential Italian Renaissance families that shaped Italy, especially during the fifteenth and …

Sicilian people; A cosmopolitan society In the early eleventh century, a band of Norman adventurers rode from Normandy, in northern France, to southern Italy. Led by Roger d’Hauteville and his brother, Robert Guiscard, they intended …