Not everyone knows that, in addition to being the cradle of the Renaissance, Florence has also played a crucial role in laying the foundation of the world’s modern banking system. The arts have definitely proved to be the best investment made by the Florentine bankers. Our guided tour will introduce you to the unique artistic heritage left by the Florentine bankers and merchants.
Dante was undoubtedly a Florentine to the bone. Raised to be part of the city’s political and cultural elite, he was exiled from it in 1301 and desperately tried to return for the rest of his life. Needless to say that nowadays Florence is not the one Dante left 700 years ago. However, many of the places he loved and described have been preserved through the centuries. Together we will look for that Florence.
For an amazing overview of Florentine history a guided visit to the Bargello, the oldest civic building in Florence, and of the Signoria Palace. Florence in the Middle Ages revived the republican government, thanks to Machiavelli and the Medici power became art. Thanks to Donatello and Michelangelo, arts achieved an unique power.