Experience the Renaissance in Florence
The Renaissance era was an important part of Italian history, moving forward from the Middle Ages and into a more modern time. It marked a period of cultural revival, and Italy wouldn’t be the same as it is today without this important transition. It all began in Tuscany, in the city of Florence – and if you’re interested in this time period, there’s no better place to go than this region.
If you’re booking a holiday to Tuscany in 2021 to explore the wonders of the Renaissance, be sure to take the opportunity to pick one of the best private Tuscany tours from Florence on the market. There’s just so much to see and do that relying on a team of experts like ours to plan out your tours around Tuscany can make the whole trip far more relaxed and enjoyable.
Either way, we’re certain that you’ll want to learn a little more about some of the remnants of the Renaissance in this stunning region. Your Tuscan adventure simply wouldn’t be the same without an introduction into the beauty of its rich historical background.
Fantastic Renaissance architecture
As you walk through the streets of Florence, you’re certain to notice that there are some absolutely breathtaking buildings all around. Just taking a few hours to explore and stroll around the city is sure to leave you in awe. Sites like the Florence Baptistery and Brunelleschi’s Dome are just two excellent examples of this.
While you’re in this part of Tuscany, we’d highly suggest that you pay a visit to San Lorenzo. This beautiful church was design by Brunelleschi in 1425 and is still a remarkable site today. Just go inside and you’ll know exactly what we mean! San Lorenzo was actually one of the earliest buildings to show the notable characteristics of the Renaissance style. The differences between sites like the Florence Baptistery and the Milan Cathedral (a Gothic style building) showcase this perfectly.
Renaissance art in Florence
The many iconic paintings are some of the most famous things to come from the Renaissance – and there are a variety of amazing pieces that you’ll only find here in Florence. Just a few examples include:
- Allegory of Spring by Botticelli
- Venus of Urbino by Titan
- The Birth of Venus by Botticelli
These three examples can be found in the Uffizi Gallery, so if you’re hoping to see them during your Tuscan tours, be sure to head over to this fantastic art museum.
There are many other great pieces of art that come from the Italian Renaissance, most notable of which are Raphael’s The School of Athens, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Ceiling, Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper and of course, the Mona Lisa.
Masterpieces don’t just encompass paintings, but a wide variety of different forms of art. Sculptures are another and there are a few great examples of Renaissance statues in Florence that you’re going to want to see, like Michelangelo’s David.
If artistic beauty if what you’re interested in, Florence is the place to be. If you’re visiting Tuscany next year, you simply can’t miss out on everything that this stunning city has to offer.
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Experience the Tuscan lifestyle, see the sights and immerse yourself in the beauty of this fantastic location! There’s no better tour company out there to trust for incredible Italian getaways and you can rest assured that we’ll put in the effort to provide you with the perfect schedule.
We have quite a few different trips for you to choose from, ranging from a classic Tuscan wine tour (complete with visits to Chianti vineyards, wineries across the region and of course wine tasting) to our small group tours of Florence, Siena and many more iconic locations.
This is why we’re often considered to have some of the best Tuscan day trips and if you’re interested in finding out more about what we could give you during a 7 day tour of Tuscany, be sure to contact a member of our team. We’d love to help you and show you some of the many wonders of the region.