The Borgias, a family of Spanish origin, dominated the Italian scene at the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries CE.
Of Aragonese descent, the Borgias began their rise in the Italian and European political scenario thanks to Alonso Borgia. He was elected Pope in 1455 CE under the name of Callistus III, an event that led to their relocation from Valencia to Rome. However, it was with his nephew Rodrigo Borgia, who also became Pope Alexander VI in 1492, that the Borgias reached the apex of their power. Their members, with their intrigues, are often described as turbulent and controversial. This tour aims to explore stories, places, and characters that still bond this family to Rome, with particular attention to a character intimately involved in the course of events: the courtesan Vannozza Cattanei. You will venture on a journey through the mysterious alleys and palaces of the ancient town, revealing some of the secrets of this powerful family.
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