I was born in Firenze, and I have been to Venezia, to Roma and Forli, as well as to Spain, but to my knowledge, there was nothing in the manner of dimensional travel. Not even these motor-cars.
I am told I speak in an old fashioned way but it is how I have always spoken. And ladies were not expected to know too much of anything but. An interest in politics was permissible, if only because it seemed like each family of Firenze decided to take their turn in killing every other, but beyond that? So-called ladylike things. Unless one was a courtesan. I enjoyed courtesans very much, but believe it or not, it was about equally for their company as for their other talents.