Background information It is one of the most famous and well-known maisons in the history of global fashion. In 1957, after having studied in Milan and Paris, Valentino Garavani opened his first fashion house on Rome’s Via Condotti along with some associates, including his own father.

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Background information “That he be hanged by the neck until he is dead on the gallows…”. So goes the report of the execution of Armenio Melari, treasurer at Monte dei Paschi di Siena, in year 1629. He had been convicted to death for having stolen money from the bank. No appeal was conceded while his…