In nome di Dio e del guadagno

God and money

God and money, Church and bankers, money and divine beauty, the forces which combined to generate the Renaissance.

“You cannot serve God and money” is written in the Gospels, nevertheless money can serve beauty, and when beauty celebrates God, it can even wash some sins away. Money cannot buy immortality but it can save from oblivion and it may be a good investment in the Kingdom of Heaven.

A stroll through the history, through the palaces and chapels of those banking families where the Renaissance artists had sanctified human beings and humanised saints.

The Medicis, the Sassettis, the Strozzis will tell you the stories of their great families that contributed to making Florence great.

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