Rediscovering the Life of Vittoria Colonna (May 2018)

This article originally appeared in the May 2018 issue of Dream of Italy. On the island of Ischia, a castle sits high on the rugged cliffs overlooking the Bay of Naples. In 1525, 35-year-old Vittoria Colonna, the Marchesa of Pescara, awaited news of her husband, who was away at war. On one November day, a messenger arrived with the devastating…

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