Florence: Home of the Renaissance
Florence is world-famous as the birthplace of the Renaissance, the extraordinary flowering of the arts and culture during which the western world’s ideas of literature, the arts, science, philosophy, and education were forever transformed. This city of immense artistic richness was home to Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael, all familiar names. Your exploration celebrates these iconic figures as well as Brunelleschi, Donatello and Masaccio, and their earlier predecessors. Viewing this fascinating city with our local guides offers a chance to really discover Florence and to understand how the city evolved from its early Roman beginnings in 59BC to the present-day city where Florentines still live, work and create.