Mario Spezi

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The Dallas of the Middle Ages

The powerful feudal Gherardini clan owns houses and towers in Florence’s por Santa Maria and the neighbouring streets, as well as land, castles and fortresses; but with varying fortunes.   It is February 8, 1303, a Friday, and during a battle between opposing factions in por Santa Maria,


Monster draws Dateline to Florence

A special episode of Dateline, NBCs popular television program, will be broadcast in November. The show, filmed on location in Florence last week, will spotlight the story of the Monster of Florence, emphasizing the scandalous episode that kept me in prison for 23 days last spring and saw writer Doug