Thursday, July 14, 2016

Another Heraldic Site to Add to Your "Must Visit" List

I ran across a recent (June 23, 2016) article in L'Italo-Americano that added a new site to be visited the next time we are in Italy. The article, by Simone Sannio, was entitled "The Palace with a Thousand and One Coats of Arms: Exploring the Archiginnasio of Bologna."

The article talks about the history of the Archiginnasio, built in the middle 1500s as the seat of the University of Bologna and currently the seat of a civic library. But the real draw for me, naturally enough, is the reminders of the students and masters who attended the University to be found in the coats of arms decorating the walls and ceilings there.

It's not a place I'd heard of before, but it is definitely on my list of places to visit now.

You can find the article, with more pictures, on-line at

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