A Medici in Love: Francesco I in Renaissance Florence, written by Stefano Corazzini, offers insight into this fascinating figure in Florentine history who, unfortunately, has often been overshadowed by other more renowned members of the Medici family. The process of translating the book, which traces Francesco’s youth and maturity, his passion for alchemy and for Bianca Cappello, and the mysteries surrounding his untimely death, helped me remember some of the reasons why I’ve remained, for more than thirty years, in my own love relationship with my adopted city.
Lori Hetherington, translator
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Original Title: “Il Granduca innamorato”