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Sep 10
Niccolò Machiavelli

Considered the father of modern political science and political philosophy.

Sep 03
Lorenzo Ghiberti

The renaissance sculptor responsible for creating the Baptistery of Florence.

Aug 30
Luca and Andrea della Robbia

A family with its history in terracotta finely etched onto the city for centuries.

Aug 27

Poet, humanist and author of On Famous Women and The Decameron.

Aug 09
Antonio del Pollaiolo

Sculptor, goldsmith and famous for developing a revolutionary painting technique.

Aug 08
Leon Battista Alberti (honorary)

Writer, cryptographer and all-round intellectual that also assisted Pope Nicholas V.

Aug 03
Raffaello (honorary)

Influenced by Florence his 'La belle Jardiniere' is a revered statement of the renaissance.

Jul 29

Born in nearby Empoli, noted Italian portraitist and mannerist painter.

Jul 16
Paolo Uccello

Early Florentine artist capturing the late Gothic style and the transformation.

Jul 09
Filippo Lippi

Watching Masaccio working in the Carmine church inspired this artist to take the same path.

Jul 04

The birth of Venus is just one of a number of works this artist brought into this world.

Jun 29
Beato Angelico

Beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1982 and declared patron of the Catholic artists.

Jun 16

One of the greatest Italian masters and the father of European art.

Jun 08
Giorgio Vasari

Giving name to the corridor that runs over the Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence.

May 31

The Davide sculpture is one of Donatello's lasting gifts to Florence.

May 28
Dante, the poet of Firenze

Florence's moral philosopher and author of the Divine Comedy.

Apr 21
The renaissance genius of Michelangelo

The creation of Adam is just one of Michelangelo's famous works.

Apr 15
Reasons to visit Florence

Firenze: cradle of the Renaissance! The place to immerse yourself in world-famous art,…

Apr 12
Masaccio’s gift for movement and nature

Considered by Vasari as one of the best painters in the Renaissance period.

Apr 04
A short history of the life of Brunelleschi

Florence in Italy is home to some of Brunelleschi’s most famed works, making use of…

Mar 29
Leonardo of Vinci.

The Mona Lisa was just one of many creations by the polymath from Vinci.

Apr 09
Show me what I’m missing!

Florence, Tuscany According to UNESCO nearly one-third of the world’s treasures can be…

Apr 06
11 of the best things to see

A photographic tour of some of the highlights of Florence

Feb 06
Street Knowledge

Our resident editor shared some tips for surviving not just the Florentine heat but…

Jul 06
Bistecca Fiorentina 101

In Florence there is only one type of Florentine steak or flank steak to eat and it’s…

Apr 14
When to come?

If you’re about to relax and take a holiday in Tuscany this year, then here are a few…