הָאֹמְרִים עָרוּ עָרוּ עַד הַיְסוֹד בָּהּ
This place was destroyed on Yom Yerushalayim. All their patrimony - Dionysus / Bacchus - destroyed., All their churches - flattened.
And the name of the locale? Sant' Agostino - Saint Augustine - their big and famous Jesuit.
Oh, and by the way, their PIGS got destroyed too. So interesting,.
I think this is very important. I was hesitating to mention it because that place was good to the Jews in the past, and also had a link to protestantism. However the link to the Catholic church is very strong, and so is the link to Dionysus and wine.
This is a little passage-way that was at one time completely painted; the right-hand wall still shows three scenes inspired by the myth of Bacchus.
[Comment : BECAUSE they restored this horror they deserved destruction, I would say. Why revive this dead monster? What does it say about these people? What does it say about the current pope?]
The tower was damaged in the 2012 Northern Italy earthquake.
The Saletta dei Giochi ("Small Chamber of Games") has a ceiling decorated, in the centre, with the round dance of the Four Seasons, and around that frescoes with scenes of the Games of Ancient Rome; on the long side a Bacchanal; opposite that the Basket Fight, a sort of boxing in which the competitors had around their hands bandages called ‘baskets’. On the two short walls are represented Gladiator fights. At the bottom, scenes of children's games rendered in the artistic style of Ancient Rome. From the Saletta dei Giochi it's possible to climb right up to the balustrade of the Lion's Tower, from which it is possible to enjoy a good panoramic view of the city of Ferrara.
Saletta dei Veleni
The Saletta dei Veleni ("Small Chamber of Poisons") seems to have been used originally by the court pharmacists to produce medicine and, according to some, also the poisons used against political enemies. The ceiling is from the 20th century and represents Italy surrounded by symbols of conquest from the fascist period.
Lucrezia's family later came to epitomize the ruthless Machiavellian politics and sexual corruption alleged to be characteristic of the Renaissance Papacy. Lucrezia was cast as a femme fatale, a role she has been portrayed as in many artworks, novels, and films.
Very little is known of Lucrezia, and the extent of her complicity in the political machinations of her father and brothers is unclear. They certainly arranged several marriages for her to important or powerful men in order to advance their own political ambitions. Lucrezia was married to Giovanni Sforza (Lord of Pesaro), Alfonso of Aragon (Duke of Bisceglie), and Alfonso I d'Este (Duke of Ferrara). Tradition has it that Alfonso of Aragon was an illegitimate son of the King of Naples and that her brother Cesare may have had him murdered after his political value waned.
For information on THE CUP OF BORGIA, search this blog. The method of the Borgias is still being used to this day; killing political enemies with secret poison drinks.
(I bet you Shimon Peres was one of the first to send his condolences on the loss of this 'patrimony'.)
It is rumoured that Lucrezia was in possession of a hollow ring that she used frequently to poison drinks.
An early 20th century painting by Frank Cadogan Cowper that hangs in the London art gallery, Tate Britain, portrays Lucrezia taking the place of her father, Pope Alexander VI, at an official Vatican meeting. This apparently documents an actual event, although the precise moment depicted (a Franciscan friar kissing Lucrezia's feet) was invented by the artist.