But he was no sooner in Milan than he did the contrary by assisting Pope Alexander to occupy the Romagna. It never occurred to him that by this action he was weakening himself, depriving himself of friends and of those who had thrown themselves into his lap, whilst he aggrandized the Church by adding much temporal power to the spiritual, thus giving it greater authority.
And if any one should say: "King Louis yielded the Romagna to Alexander and the kingdom to Spain to avoid war, I answer for the reasons given above that a blunder ought never to be perpetrated to avoid war, because it is not to be avoided, but is only deferred to your disadvantage.
And on these matters I spoke at Nantes with Rouen, when Valentino, as Cesare Borgia, the son of Pope Alexander, was usually called, occupied the Romagna, and on Cardinal Rouen observing to me that the Italians did not understand war, I replied to him that the French did not understand statecraft, meaning that otherwise they would not have allowed the Church to reach such greatness.
"`The great wars of Romagna
had ended; Caesar Borgia, who had completed his conquest, had need of money to purchase all Italy.
NNA - Greeted by tens of thousands of faithful, Pope Frances on Sunday visited Italy's northern Emilia Romagna
region that has largely been rebuilt after a pair of deadly earthquakes five years ago, an example meant to give hope to central Italy, which is still reeling from more devastating temblors last year.
Well known Italian lady chef Francesca Simoni, a native of Emilia Romagna
in Bologna, will be overlooking the preparation of authentic Italian fare during the festival, which was inaugurated by her jointly with Roberta Fedele, wife of Italian consul general, and Ahmed Al-Baik, director of room service, Rosewood Corniche hotel.
Over a 7-day period beginning 8 August 2011, a large number of wild birds of several species were found dead or with neurologic clinical signs along the shore of Crostolo stream, in the Emilia Romagna
The small medieval town of Portico di Romagna
was founded in ancient times and is located on the border of Romagna
Summary: Rome: Reconstruction efforts in Emilia Romagna
in Italy are proceeding slowly a year after two ...
These are difficult moments for people in Emilia Romagna
, where the earth continues to tremble beneath their feet.
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the Emilia Romagna
region in northern Italy on Sunday causing damage to many historical structures, homes, warehouses and factories.