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This space is reserved for what some call “The Little Story”, which sometimes may not end in great publications, but which marks the life of every day, the story that narrates what marked the lives of our ancestors, giving substance to our traditions and to our way of being today.

Lucrezia Borgia


This section, on the website of the Ducal Court, is dedicated to the various interpretations of the concept of beauty takes on, through the most different times and places…

The canons of beauty in the sixteenth century

After the centuries of the Middle Ages, the Sixteenth Sentury marks the historical period corresponding to a real moment of revaluation of beauty in general, first of all the female beauty. The canons of what had to be the True Feminine Beauty were established…



The study and use of plants have always accompanied man through his history. Herbalism, from the Latin “herbula”; has developed its commitment in many fields, such as perfumery, medicine, nutrition, etc. We will learn here how to recognize and classsify many species of plants, how to classify them, where they grow and how they can be harvested, how they are preserved and how they can be used to improve our lives….


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