Author: Kirsty Jane Falconer

Kirsty Jane Falconer is a writer and translator living in Poggibonsi. Her work has appeared in The Tablet, Times Literary Supplement and The Honest Ulsterman. She is writing a novel about Machiavelli’s time in exile, incorporating creative adaptations of his poetry and letters.
July 9, 2020

Finding Machiavelli in Sant’Andrea in Percussina

In Florence, city of pilgrimages, it can be hard to find Niccolò Machiavelli.   The house in via de’ Guicciardini, where he lived from his birth in 1469 to his death in 1527 was destroyed by German mines in 1944. Two beams were found in the rubble and incorporated into the modern rebuild along with […]