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FREE with Purchase: $400 The Pleasure of Writing Gift Card and a Visconti Traveling Inkwell ($70 Value) Visconti has done it again with this stunning sequel to the il Magnifico. The il Magnifico collection embodies the essence of the Renaissance period, combining luxurious marble and precious metals.Visconti took inspiration from the Santa Maria Novella church in Florence when choosing the rich green Italian Levanto marble for the body of the il Magnifico Serpentine. The octagonal Florentine baptistery inspired the eight faceted finishing.The il Magnifico Serpentine features a sterling silver cap and blind cap finely engraved with lily flowers – the symbol of Florence - and the cap finial features the ancient coat of arms of the Medici family.Limited to just 188 pieces worldwide, the il Magnifico Serpentine arrives in a beautiful box that doubles as a display case.History of il Magnifico Lorenzo de' Medici was a 15th century Italian Statesman and Ruler of the Florentine Republic. Considered one of the most powerful and enthusiastic patrons of the Italian Renaissance, Medici was commonly known as Lorenzo "il Magnifico" (the Magnificent) by his contemporary Florentines for his work as an influential businessman, diplomat and politician and his patronage of scholars, artists and poets.