A close up image of lion stucco at Palazzo Pitti, the old palace of Medici family in Florence.

Giovanni di Bicci de’ Medici and the Medici Bank

February 9, 2022

Giovanni di Bicci de’ Medici not only learned banking, but also mastered it enough to start his own bank. The Medici Bank would prove to be the backbone of his family’s rise to power in the Florentine Republic. […]

Image of the Statue of David.
European History

The Birth of Renaissance in Italy

January 27, 2022

After the Black Death, Florence underwent many demographic and political changes while its economy recovered. It scholars sought answers to the new problems by focusing on the past experiences. […]

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