The birth of the Renaissance: Donatello, Brunelleschi and the beginning of modern art history.
During this virtual walking tour, we will find out why Florence is called the Cradle of the Renaissance, focusing on statues and their symbology.
To familiarize ourselves with medieval symbolism, we will start from the Cathedral square, admire the Baptistery, the majestic Cathedral. We will see the medieval works by Giotto on the Bell Tower. Then we will head to Orsanmichele church, where we will admire great iconic statues such as Donatello’s Saint George and Ghiberti’s Saint Matthew and learn how to distinguish between a Renaissance statue and a Medieval one.
Then we will go to piazza Signoria where we will witness the features of the high Renaissance thanks to the statues made by Cellini, Ammannati, and Giambologna,
The last stop will be by the Arno river, where we will enjoy the wonderful view of the Ponte Vecchio.
Itinerary: Cathedral, Baptistery, OrsanMichele, Piazza Signoria, and Ponte Vecchio.