A trip to Italy is like a journey back in time. There is so much to see that it is often difficult for visitors to decide what they want to focus on. One thing that is sure to please any visitor is immersing themselves in the art of the Renaissance period. Italy was the center of the Renaissance movement and there are numerous fine examples of the work from this period all over the country.
Firenze, Venezia, Roma – the Italian Renaissance
Three cities, Florence, Venice and Rome, offer fantastic examples of Renaissance art and architecture. No trip to Italy is complete without a visit to see such examples of Renaissance architecture as Florence Cathedral, St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, and the Tempio Malatestiano in Rimini. The works of Renaissance artists Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli and Titian makes two of Florence’s museums: the Accademia and the Uffizi Galleries, places you simply have to visit.
While visiting sites which hold historic art works from the renaissance period is a truly uplifting experience, there is another way to draw out even more meaning from the art, food and culture found in these renaissance cities: Take an art history course. These courses provide deeper insights beyond the surface level appreciation, to the symbols and meaning and historical context which made the works of art and art history so significant. Consider Dante’s Divine Comedy, for which there is an interpretation of every single sentence written.
Art history courses in Florence Italy
While many people appreciate renaissance art, taking this to a deeper and more meaningful level is something that few people have the opportunity to do. In Florence there are a number of language schools that also run month-long history of art courses. The British Institute is one-such school [link], but there are plenty of options for shorter stays, even day long courses to enjoy on a holiday.
Our apartment is located close to the historic centre of town if you are planning on taking a course in the city.