Category Archives: Architecture

The Lost Murals of Renaissance Rome

In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, many palazzos and public buildings in Rome had elaborate painted facades.  The scenes were executed in fresco, a technique that binds paint with wet plaster, forming a hard surface when dry.  Favorite subjects were … Continue reading

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La più antica banca al mondo

La parola inglese bank deriva dalla parola italiana “banco” o “banca”, che originariamente si riferiva a una panca con schienale, poi un sedile in legno. La parola in seguito, nel 1300, prese il significato di bancone di negozio, poi ancora … Continue reading

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The Oldest Bank in the World

The English word “bank” comes from the Italian word “banco” or “banca,” which originally referred to a bench with a back, then a bench’s wooden seat.  The word evolved to mean a shop counter in the 1300s, then a craftsman’s … Continue reading

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