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Learn About the Birth of the Renaissance in Florence

This live-streamed, interactive virtual tour with our local tour guide and art historian will allow you to explore Florence as the site of the birth of the Renaissance: Donatello, Brunelleschi, and the beginning of modern art history. During this tour, we will find out why Florence is called the Cradle of the Renaissance, with a special focus on famous statues from this period and their symbology.

From Florence
Online Experience
1 Hour 15 Minutes
Upto 10 people
  • Real-time experience streamed live from Florence, the cradle of Renaissance
  • See the famous statues like Donatello's Saint George, Saint Matthew and Madonna of the Roses
  • Learn the difference between a Renaissance statue and a Medieval one

Join this interactive online experience live-streamed from Florence, and discover why the historic city is known as "the Cradle of the Renaissance". This virtual tour is led by a local tour guide and art historian and will shed special light on the Birth of Renaissance - Donatello, Brunelleschi, and the beginning of modern European history - and give special focus to Renaissance-era statues and their symbology.

To get you familiarised with medieval symbolism, we will begin this tour from Cathedral Square, where you will see the medieval works by Giotto on the bell tower. We will head to the Orsanmichele Church, where you will get to admire some of the greatest, most iconic statues from the concerned period, such as Donatello's Saint George, Saint Matthew by Ghiberti and Madonna of the roses by Pietro di Giovanni Tedesco. You will also learn to distinguish between a Renaissance statue and a Medieval one.

This tour will end in Piazza Signoria, where you will witness the features of the High Renaissance and explore the statues attributed to the famous Cellini, Ammannati, and Giambologna.

About this experience
  • Please have a good internet connection and zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • This tour involves walking and travelling to different places, at times, the mobile network may be intermittent, and the picture may not be clear. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
  • You can book this tour for 75 EUR for a group of 3 screens or as a private tour for 125 EUR and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
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Valentina Longo was born and raised in Florence. She has always liked to travel, so she decided to learn languages; she travelled a lot and lived abroad to improve her language skills. Florence is a place she has always wanted to live in. As a kid, she was always fascinated by the beauty and history of the city. She wanted to combine my passion for travelling and my love for Florence, so she decided to become a tour guide. Being a traveller myself, she knows what people expect when they are abroad. She has been a tour guide for ten years now, and she likes to welcome people from all over the world to the place she loves the most and let them feel at home!

Federica Bustreo obtained her degree in art history from the University of Florence in 2007. After specializing in medieval art history and having spent some time abroad, she returned to Florence. Her wish was to breathe the glory of an unrepeatable and unrivalled past every day, in a city with a truly liveable scale, easy to cross on foot and by bike and to create her own intimate relationship with the streets of Florence. She became a tour guide in 2010 for the purpose of transmitting all these aspects, which are not immediately visible to short-term visitors.

From USD 82 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.