Illustrious Women at the Ambrosiana

Illustrious Women at the Ambrosiana
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Lucrezia Borgia’s hair, closed in a case, next to the correspondence between the noblewoman and the humanist Pietro Bembo. But also the letters of Sister Virginia de Leyva, who inspired the writer Manzoni in creating the character of Suor Gertrude, the Nun of Monza in the The Betrothed. There are the autographed pages of mathematician Gaetana Agnesi - the first woman to obtain tenure as a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Bologna - or the documents donated by Milanese poet Alda Merini to Cardinale Gianfranco Ravasi, with poems dedicated to Dante and some of the most important Italian poets of the 1900s, from Palazzeschi to Quasimodo. All letters and thoughts of women, with which the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana celebrates female creativity. Among these, not to be missed, the reflections of Alda Merini on the role of the work of Montale in the evolution of her poetry, contained in the manuscript Montale and I.
Samantha De Martin - © 2020 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano