3 Dumb Italy Stories

8 ian. 2021
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If I had the time and energy, I'd have researched for a new video, but I have neither of those things right now, so you get Italy. Don't worry, I made it extra snarky to compensate.
SOURCES & Further Reading: I, uh, well, most of the anecdotal information in this video came by way of tours I myself went on and somehow managed to retain 9 years later, but as always, you can find more on Florence & Venice in "Florence: The Biography of A City" by Christopher Hibbert and "A History Of Venice" by John Julius Norwich.
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  • 1:39 WHAT FAV IS BLUE TALKING ABOUT? venice again? greece? i am confuse

    Sofia ScullinSofia ScullinAcum 2 Zile
  • Been to Florence, been up the Cupola, and been to the Uffizi! It's absolutely breathtaking. There was also a bird that got in through a window and sat on a statue's foot.

    Dane S.Dane S.Acum 3 Zile
  • Did anyone tell him about the War of the Bucket?

    Greathornedrat749Greathornedrat749Acum 4 Zile
  • Yhea American museum would be fun with only American history and no you can't have the pre American stuff as that belongs to the native people and so goes in wherever they want it to... 🤔

    Ian TarryIan TarryAcum 4 Zile
  • To be fair, the stele of hammurabi was discovered in Elam, where they placed it in their own basically museum after they sacked Babylon. They even had a plaque describing it. People stealing other peoples stuff and then putting it on display is not new, it’s terrible and should be set right, but it’s not new

    Tyler BighamTyler BighamAcum 6 Zile
  • Read anything Umberto Eco. “How to travel with a salmon” is a good start.

    TheAussief1TheAussief1Acum 7 Zile
  • My favorite is when in 2001 a kid took over the Italian maphia

    MavvetMavvetAcum 9 Zile
  • I laughed far too hard at “Napoleon gives. Usually he is giving cannonballs. At speed!” OMG Blue, stop it with the jokes or you’ll have deaths on your hands from laughter! 😂😂😂

    Callum MorrisCallum MorrisAcum 12 Zile
  • Too be fair with London and the Rosetta stone they were the ones who decoded it and basically revived the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs so I think they earned the right to hold it in their museum. Also doesn't the Rosetta stone amount to basically a tax form so it isn't like it holds some massive cultural link to modern day Egypt. Hell modern day Egypt is so detached from ancient Egypt after countless conquests and occupations by different cultural and ethnic groups that is really only shares the same geographic region (similar to say Italy to Rome, although at the very least Italy did inherit the religion and language of Rome only now modified beyond recognition after centuries which is way more then what modern Egypt has)

    A-DrewGA-DrewGAcum 12 Zile
  • 3:00 Arson starts at home people. First you're just a Venetian burning Venice. Then you move to Constantinople, preferably on a ship; with crusaders.

    Ray ShefhRay ShefhAcum 14 Zile
  • 1:59 You can't tell me you see that painting and don't think "de_canals"

    Ray ShefhRay ShefhAcum 14 Zile
  • 7:45 Ah yes let’s send priceless artifacts to third world countries that’s a great idea👍

    Lord GilbertLord GilbertAcum 15 Zile
  • To be fair, if we put the Code of Hammurabi and other middle eastern artifacts back in the middle east, there's a good chance we'd never get to see them again. Museums keeping stolen treasure is legitimized by them actually being able to preserve them.

    yurikahnyurikahnAcum 16 Zile
  • Blue, I'm a great fan of yours, but please, please, please learn how to pronounce "signoria." the accent is on the next-to-the-last syllable: seen-yor-EE-a (just think: seen your ear). You did well on "Medici," though: MED-ee-chee. Bravo!! You might enjoy a snippet from a few years ago. A couple of American tourists came around a corner and saw our duomo, and one of them breathlessly said to the other, "Wow, there's Berlusconi's dome!"

    Michael John AngelMichael John AngelAcum 17 Zile
  • Yay fascism :D

    OliAnimsOliAnimsAcum 18 Zile
  • guys we miss Rome.. guys???

    santiago parrasantiago parraAcum 19 Zile
  • Same bro, same. I was going to study abroad in Italy in Florence and visit Venice, Milan, and Rome. Life has a way of pointing and laughing.

    Alex VillarrealAlex VillarrealAcum 19 Zile
  • As per your rest, it is good to a take a sabbatical from the old ball & chain.

    Clayton BenignusClayton BenignusAcum 20 Zile
  • I'll wait for you in Bologna

    Simone PerrottaSimone PerrottaAcum 21 o Zi
  • I didn't understand much of what was said, I just know a guy, whose sole interest in an old Italian city is due to Assassin's Creed, is ripping on Italian history.

    Derek BatesDerek BatesAcum 22 Zile
  • I like your videos mate but when you virtue signal... fucking hell, yea past different past bad, shut the hell up

    Curtis DCurtis DAcum 23 Zile
  • Amazing pronunciation of almost every single italian word. I'm impressed, though I like it when english-speaking folks go full freestyle with accents.

    ilcacacazziilcacacazziAcum 27 Zile
  • Fucking northern lover not even a single southern city smh

    the bluethe blueAcum 28 Zile
  • Funny thing, Blue, you’re my favorite historical figure. So what have you done!!?!?

    Mister PandoMister PandoAcum 29 Zile
  • When I was in Venice I got lost :(

    Richard MängelmannRichard MängelmannAcum 29 Zile
  • Accidentally veering into fascism is a very Italian thing to do I'm told.

    Mistur JosturMistur JosturAcum 29 Zile
  • I just want to say I chose my study abroad program in Rome purely because of Assassins Creed and I have no shame.

    Kelly MooreKelly MooreAcum lună
  • You would think a city literally built on water wouldn't be so prone to fires xD

    CharleTheMagneCharleTheMagneAcum lună
  • why is Copycat in the yikes? I feel like I'm missing a lot of context here.

    tyler pattityler pattiAcum lună
  • That opening wasn't that surprising. Once in early 2021, I came across a comment saying "yes, it really was this crazy in 2018"

    EthanEthanAcum lună
  • I missed the entire point of this video because now I want Constantine with a beard

    cjoutrightcjoutrightAcum lună
  • Is Rick Steves Europe still going? haven't heard of that show in a long time

    wedge 471wedge 471Acum lună
  • I also was planning a 2020 summer vacation to Italy, but some bitch named corona had to ruin those plans.

    mrkisukesmrkisukesAcum lună
  • Do a Palladio episode! (Auto-corrected spelling, but I don’t think that’s right.)

    hbeachleyhbeachleyAcum lună
  • Anyone else want the video about Palladio codifying Neoclassicism? Cause I think that actually sounds interesting.

    Duncan WhittedDuncan WhittedAcum lună
  • As an Italian I can in fact confirm, we are very dumb.

    Mr CheeseMr CheeseAcum lună
  • Nice succinct video with about the history of some of those places. Not sure it needed as much 'historical apologist' as it had though.

    Edward de'Lisle-TarrEdward de'Lisle-TarrAcum lună
  • Everybody could use a sabbatical

    Douglas BubbletrousersDouglas BubbletrousersAcum lună
  • Thanks for calling out Venice’s dark side. Plunder and copy - Venetians’ main talents after ship-building and buy-cheap-sell-dear.

    Secular reflecterSecular reflecterAcum lună
  • Great video, i really enjoyed watching it. I loved ac2 aswell back in the day. I know its a touchy subject but in ref. to your statement about museums i think there are a lot of cases where i would disagree with you. Perhaps the people that currently occupy a geographical area aren't related to the people of the time. Or just museums of just high esteem are usually a better home for a lot of exibits

    creepy whiteTrashcreepy whiteTrashAcum lună
  • 6:20 same , it was truly beautiful. No flying maniacs tho, YET!!

    اباتراب علي زاملاباتراب علي زاملAcum lună
  • Lets be clear, the Rosetta Stone wasn't an artifact plundered by colonialism. It was unearthed by the French during the Napoleanic Wars, and hauled back in 1802, five decades before Britain would establish any real influence there and eighty years before Britain had an administration in Egypt. Britain came to Egypt to fight napoleon, and then, when that was sorted, left, cap in hand, with the blessing of the Ottoman administration.

    Grant DonahueGrant DonahueAcum lună
    • shhhh let him virtue signal

      Curtis DCurtis DAcum 23 Zile
  • It's late, I have a lot to do, and I cannot. This video gives me life because I relate far to strongly to the "I should be THERE and doing THAT THING. But somehow the rest of the world has doomed me." vibe. Obviously not blaming everyone. But ya get my meaning.

    Sadie LynnSadie LynnAcum lună
  • Exhibit A: DOME

    Amir SyamsyulAmir SyamsyulAcum lună
  • As an Italian I also agree with you: WHY THEY DIDN'T CHOOSE THE PALLADIO'S BRIDGE!! Anyway today is the 1600th birthday of Venice

    Francesco BoselliFrancesco BoselliAcum lună
  • Its so wierd listening to a guy complaining about not beign able to go to Florence, while i straight up live there

    Alessio GennariAlessio GennariAcum lună
  • I would love to hear about that thing u cut on Palladio. That guy was interesting. I study history myself. When I started watching on hear it was for myths but I now use your history videos to share will people who can handle my "never shuts about everything history". Sadly once I get going I can't stop.

    Sir Harry DresdenSir Harry DresdenAcum lună
  • "All of them." Me: SOVI- Blue: "YES. EVEN THAT ONE."

    Leviathan The SerpentLeviathan The SerpentAcum lună
  • Cool to see that cool boats don’t have any yikes

    LGC_ 123LGC_ 123Acum lună
  • Did you mean Venezia?

    2-D2-DAcum 2 luni
  • Blue: Venice Me: *Deep Breathing* *_V E N E Z I A_*

    Logan ShowalterLogan ShowalterAcum 2 luni
  • *three dumb stories about italy* Me *currently living in italy for more than half a decade* : Oh Boy Am i interested!

    Over the dreamsOver the dreamsAcum 2 luni
  • 1 mussolini back stabs hitler

    Ron Ashly GalangRon Ashly GalangAcum 2 luni
  • Dunno blue, i think you dodged a bullet there mate, italy was pretty bad virus wise for a good long time, until you blokes took over with the whole death toll sadness

    Bradley WinnBradley WinnAcum 2 luni
  • Poor blue 💙

    Annalea MayerAnnalea MayerAcum 2 luni
  • Of corce Hitler couldn't escape aesthetic, he was an artist after all

    Calico KoiCalico KoiAcum 2 luni
  • Am I the only one who wants to hear about that bridge?

    Zeta PhiZeta PhiAcum 2 luni
  • Even though it might be ideologically right to display art where it originated, I am a realist and I would have preferred the Buddhas from bamiyan rather in an English museum then where they were...

    nicolainaretnicolainaretAcum 2 luni
  • man i you want to extend your trip, you can stay at my place in the Superba city of Genoa. so you can see both side of the best naval repubblic cities in italy.

    Floz AcousticFloz AcousticAcum 2 luni
  • Blue, which bridge should it have been? and why? Please answer these two questions cause curiosity hurts my brain when it peaks like egg whites turning fluffy clouds for my family's recipe for pudding. When the secret is that Brazilian pudding is just creme caramel from France, just usually in a bigger form.

    Veronica CarrilhoVeronica CarrilhoAcum 2 luni
  • Someone's fucking Patreon name is in FUCKING IPA. THE FUCK.

    I II IAcum 2 luni
  • Hi, I'm Italian

    Paper GoodPaper GoodAcum 2 luni
  • Not being in Italy is something I can relate to because my class was SUPPOSED to take a trip there as well as Greece, but then covid happened.

    Ryan TrentRyan TrentAcum 2 luni
  • Blues search history definitely has nsfw domes bridges and Mozaic you will only reject it in fear of the truth ...

    Cultist of unnCultist of unnAcum 2 luni
  • Big oof blue be gettin that millennial gen z experience

    Cultist of unnCultist of unnAcum 2 luni
  • Sending you a nice tuscanian meal through... I dunno, thoughts? Sincerely, a tuscanian watcher c:

    loremiticloremiticAcum 2 luni
  • The Venetian Republic did the right thing with the bridge...

    Edson dos ReisEdson dos ReisAcum 2 luni
  • I don’t know what’s more dumb... The fact that the Italian city states were never able to reunite for centuries after Rome fell or that the Ottomans never took that peninsula throughout that span of time 🇮🇹 🇹🇷

    LeviathanSpeaks1469LeviathanSpeaks1469Acum 2 luni
  • Blue, I want an 1h video of you going rampant on archtecture. BRING IT ON.

    Fish RaposoFish RaposoAcum 2 luni
  • lower effort is still good with me man. Do what ya gotta do for your mental health, i'll still be watching these nice simple ones :)

    Niska MagnussonNiska MagnussonAcum 2 luni
  • Some errors I see, the Republic of Venice been the first state in the world to abolish slave trade... Only 800 years before the USA

    Marceline The DragonMarceline The DragonAcum 2 luni
  • Im starting to think Blue makes his girlfriend wear a mask of Italy when they are together...

    MrkabratMrkabratAcum 2 luni
  • Did blue ever take that nap

    Josse NunezJosse NunezAcum 2 luni
  • V e m b i s

    Goldenrod PrimeGoldenrod PrimeAcum 3 luni
  • First blue video I’ve watched

    Fernando RivasFernando RivasAcum 3 luni
  • 3:21 No please blue rant and gossip about neo classism my anarchist ass is deeply interested

    Sombeon DuskSombeon DuskAcum 3 luni
  • romans didn't fancy a beard man, also roman history is about a millennia long, plus, italy didn't exist until roughly 150 years ago. different domains different friendships. and yeah, mussolini and friends were not very accurate. but you know, propaganda... we had a little war to keep going.. you know. also, nazis' pressure... you know. rough times for common folks. btw i've never seen any other ruler kick starting art like our italian lords back then, like, no matter what, build that shit. it's something. can't see anything dumb tbh ;)

    Francesco DeleddaFrancesco DeleddaAcum 3 luni
    • like pisa tower: my lord the ground is real shite howw dare youuuu build that shit before yesterday! done my lord italians: still fixing it.

      Francesco DeleddaFrancesco DeleddaAcum 3 luni
  • “albeit a little surprised I managed to veer onto fascism twice.” *checks date* ah

    Glum PlumGlum PlumAcum 3 luni
  • 1:40 Weebs: but what about J- Blue: No. Just no.

    バンジョベンジバンジョベンジAcum 3 luni
  • how come i wish you'd rather be able to travel to these places in the midst of one of the tourist hordes? hmm. must be the sarkasm.

    platomicaplatomicaAcum 3 luni
  • *every Italian liked this* And yes I'm Italian

    Michele MasuhMichele MasuhAcum 3 luni
  • Any chance I can call you, so you can explain properly, I haven’t really understood much.

    mcccld73mcccld73Acum 3 luni
  • Italian looking for "dumb". Disappointed, there's no dumb.

    daniele Dalmontedaniele DalmonteAcum 3 luni
  • As Italian, i am honored of these sweet words, and hope you will be able to do this trip in the future. Hope you're well and fine, thank you or, as we say it, grazie !

    LCB 444LCB 444Acum 3 luni
  • One of the worst ´history’ video I’ve seen... do you realize that without the Crusades, christians would get conquered and, well... you wouldn’t exist? If a country is attacked, it must defend itslef. I’m bafflef at your weird conception that any war is due to pure evil of both sides. Especially in the middle ages.

    Roger de BrantesRoger de BrantesAcum 3 luni
    • YT evil!!!

      Douglas BubbletrousersDouglas BubbletrousersAcum lună
  • Damnit that bridge story sounded cool

    cricketscricketsAcum 3 luni
  • “Hitler categorically refused to bomb this bridge” Gee thanks Hitler

    Ibney00Ibney00Acum 3 luni
  • Loved it, mate. You got me on Filippo "Ultradiva" Brunelleschi. Can't wait for you to come down here in Italy. Spina di pesce is the way, ciacciao

    giulsrulesgiulsrulesAcum 3 luni
  • Why english peple translate places like naples ecc its hard to say napoli? I think its not...

    Christopher LormantChristopher LormantAcum 3 luni
    • It’s named after Naples, Florida

      Douglas BubbletrousersDouglas BubbletrousersAcum lună
  • Colonies don't deserve any of the artefacts lol

    • Most shit would be lost or destroyed

      Douglas BubbletrousersDouglas BubbletrousersAcum lună
  • Hahahaha greetings from Rome 😂🍷🇮🇹

    The GeopoliticalThe GeopoliticalAcum 3 luni
  • I love the videos of you both! You and red made mythology and hsitory very interesting for me. I never thought that I would be that interested in these old times. History wasn't a boring topic for me, but I was bored of just Napoleon, Hitler, etc. Oh and I love the chibi drawings. x3

    Vanessa MagnifierVanessa MagnifierAcum 3 luni
  • Is it strange that I'm Italian and I enjoy your Italy themed videos so much?

    Michele PellaMichele PellaAcum 3 luni
  • Who bombed Florence (as for the rest of Italy) were the Americans/allies not the nazi

    Rick HollassRick HollassAcum 3 luni
  • they built the bridge, with more space for boat traffic underneath

    CertainDeath777CertainDeath777Acum 3 luni
  • 3:36 God damnit, Blue! How dare you make me hungry!

    AshfireAshfireAcum 3 luni
  • shame if they sent those artifacts back to where they belong they'd get destroyed.

    Steven HooverSteven HooverAcum 3 luni
    • It’s almost like people can’t even pause for a split second to think before virtue signaling and condemning Europeans

      Douglas BubbletrousersDouglas BubbletrousersAcum lună
  • Thank you for the stories about Bologna, from Bologna. We can’t wait to welcome you in Italy ASAP

    Andrea FasoliniAndrea FasoliniAcum 3 luni
  • Mmmm, replete with virtue and stunning bravery. Where the hell in 1500s anywhere on earth was there no exploitation, slave trade, ruthless mercantilism, or “copycating”? The ottomans lead the way on that one. And, though by a different name today, are, in large part, responsible for modern-day slavery.

    SergpieSergpieAcum 3 luni
  • I think you pronounced balony wrong.

    Schrödinger's PavlovSchrödinger's PavlovAcum 3 luni
    • It’s actually buh-log-nuh

      Douglas BubbletrousersDouglas BubbletrousersAcum lună