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RENAISSANCE FLORENCE Art and history in the time of the Medici

24 November 2021

6 days from £2,185pp

Hailed as ‘the cradle of the Renaissance’, Florence's lavishly endowed churches and treasure-crammed galleries bear witness to the Tuscan capital’s enduring creative prowess.
  • Visit Michelangelo's magnificent Medici Chapels and the New Sacristy 
  • Study Ghiberti's gilt bronze panels from the Baptistery Doors, Donetello's haunting Penitent Magdalene and Michelangelo's unfinished Pieta at the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
  • Visit Palazzo Medici and witness its enchanting frescoed chapel 
  • Stay at the five-star Hotel Regency in Florence
Florence has been hailed as ‘the cradle of the Renaissance’ – birthplace of a re-wakening of a Weltanschauung with man at the centre of the cosmos. In this ‘città a misura d’uomo’ – a city made to human measure – Greek and Roman Antiquity were rediscovered during the 14th and 15th centuries, and the Florentine elite endeavoured to revive Classical statesmanship, society and art. As a result of this movement, Florence produced an extraordinary wealth of outstanding works of art: to this day, its lavishly endowed churches and treasure-crammed galleries bear witness to the Tuscan capital’s enduring creative prowess. Much of this was created under the auspices of the Medici family who gained control over the city’s political, financial and cultural fortunes during the 15th and 16th centuries. Powerful statesmen, enlightened patrons and avid collectors, they and their contemporaries stimulated a unique rebirth of Classical culture, from Brunelleschi’s overwhelming cathedral dome to Botticelli’s intriguing painted poem of the Primavera and Donatello’s vigilant St George.

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Hotel Regency

★★★★★
Overview
Situated in a quiet, residential area, Hotel Regency-Small Luxury Hotels of the World is hidden away from the busy city centre, yet only 10 minutes from Florence’s main tourist sights, including the Accademia Gallery. Facing lush, green parkland on one side and a historic square on the other, this hotel, one of the leading small hotels of the world, offers unparalleled service, with attentive, professional staff and beautiful accommodation.