THE PITTI PALACE ~ Renaissance palace in Florence, on the south side of the Arno, close to the Ponte Vecchio. It dates from 1458 and was originally the residence of Luca Pitti, a Florentine banker. The palace was bought by the Medici family in 1549 and became the chief residence of the ruling families of Tuscany. The palace and its contents were donated to the Italian people by King Victor Emmanuel III in 1919,
Tunicella, before 1246, Kunsthistorisches Museum This was made in Palermo (which means I could be related to whoever wore it, but probably not), but its date of creation is unknown. All we know is that it was mentioned in documents twice: once in 1350 where it was called “a blue gown”, and once in 1246 where it was called a “gown of samite”.
Portrait of the Young Maria de' Medici, Santi di Tito (Italian, 1536-1603) ~ Santi di Tito was one of the most influential and leading Italian painters of the proto-Baroque style – what is sometimes referred to as "Counter-Maniera" or Counter-Mannerism.