Sanudo in his diary describes the entry into Faenza of the Venetian governor on its occupation in 1495.
Cesare Borgia is lying at Faenza, and I could ride there in a day.
Might heaven please that he was even then on his way to Faenza.
But then, if it was Cesare, it could not be that he had seen Mariani, for he could not have ridden from Faenza.
From Faenza we continued our journey to Taranto, and on the way spent a few pleasant hours at Brindisi.
Pressing rapidly on, the French arrived the same day at Faenza.
One cabinet was full of Murano glass of delicate shape and colour, of porcelain dishes, and majolica from Faenza or Gubbio.
Pray, how much may you know of what has taken place in Faenza since that memorable night?
Certain characteristic wares of Faenza have already been noted.
Of the Orsini he had a warning when, after taking Faenza and attacking Bologna, he saw them go very unwillingly to that attack.