Read More: Pippa Middleton, Crucifix, Savonarola, Ludovico Sforza, Jean-Luc Martinez, Michelangelo, Silverman, La Bella Principessa, Louvre, Florence, Santo Spirito, Sforza, Gentilini, Leonardo, Gallino, Da Vinci, Acidini, Loyrette, Zeri, Arts News
One hot summer's day 30 years ago, Canadian-born art collector Peter Silverman was preparing to dive into Bavaria's scenic Starnberger.
The world's first "megachurch" did not originate in 1950s America. Instead, it sprouted in 15th century Florence. It was called San Marco and was led by a fiery preacher and friar named Girolamo Savonarola.