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A sixteenth-century wet nurse at Florence’s Innocenti hospital. A drawing academy that accepted women painters as early as 1616. A city saved by the foreign author who made it her home. A palace in ruins, and the ‘mythological’ women buried under the rubble.


Our features shine a light on little-known stories and fascinating personalities. Meet the women whose gestures, big and small, create a mosaic of female heritage. Keep up with our favourite stories here. These blog-style features inspire our bi-annual magazine. 

Header photo: Fiora Leone, The Sun in Florence  detail, Florence Civic Museums.

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