Once upon a time only dukes, popes, and princesses could hold a priceless artifact like the Boccaccio’s Decameron in their hands. Today, facsimiles allow you to leaf through them — well, at least virtually! So what are you waiting for?
Seven hundred years ago during the Black Plague, one of the fathers of European literature taught the world a unique way to survive during a lockdown: telling each other humorous and extravagant stories. The work soon became acclaimed and inspired a magnificent French manuscript.
Not only does this splendidly decorated manuscript contain forty-nine illuminations created under the guidance of Pacino di Bonaguida. It also features commentaries by illustrious contemporary intellectuals, among which is a poem attributed to Boccaccio. Scroll down to see the video!