Michelangelo always claimed descent from Matilda but records show Matilda only had a daughter who died hours after birth. Why is Matilda there? Why is Matilda shown holding the Papal Crown and the Keys?
For those with ears to hear and eyes to see.
In 1531 there was a papal war over taxes commonly called the Salt War. Why am I telling you this? Perugia refused to pay the taxes to Rome and then stopped using salt when baking bread. Even today they do not bake their bread with salt. Yes, to me it was noticeable, so out with a salt shaker!
Ach-choo, ach-choo .... for the first time in over thirty years, or since leaving Australia in 1978, I suffered seasonal allergies in Assisi. I sneezed my way around town obviously allergic to something in the Spring air. I was now far more sympathetic to Andrée who had been suffering allergies (or a cold) since arriving in Rome. Should I say that I am not a sympathetic person by nature.
Ah Tuscany! We will leave Perugia tomorrow on the 10:00AM train for Firenze/Florence.