Are you coming to Florence with your family and children? Would you like to discover more about Florence and its magnificent Renaissance art? We have a created a family-friendly walking tour to visit Florence and meet the Renaissance super-heroes. Here some of the super-artists you meet during our Florence walking tour.
Michelangelo, the man who whispered to marble
Legend has it that this genius from the Renaissance whispered to his artworks, or better he was able to listen to them talking to him through the marble, asking to be rescued. The famous David itself talked to Michelangelo when it was trapped in its giant cage of marble.
Actually, Messer Michelangelo used to say: “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” – and he was definitively a super-hero able to do it!
Messer Pippo and the big Cupola
Filippo Brunelleschi was actually a goldsmith and clockmaker, when he won the contest to built the dome of the new Cathedral of Florence. He became such a good architect that he built the largest dome ever built!
In more than 500 years scholars still don’t know how Brunelleschi built the Cupola: they have several teories, but still there is not the real solution
Botticelli, the inventor of Beauty
Sandro Botticelli was the nickname of Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, the last son of an artisan from Santo Spirito. Super Sandro is the inventor of modern beauty, that he represented for the first time in the beautiful figure of Venus of the Birth of Venus in the Uffizi Gallery.
From Hell to Pradise withthe Supreme Poet
Dante in Italy is called also the Supreme Poet, because he is the inventor of Italian language. He is also the only man that traveled from the Hell to paradise, passing through the Purgatory.
Dante described his unique voyage in the Divine Comedy by using 101.698 words divided in 14.233 verses.
What’s your favorite Renaissance Super-hero? Come with us to discover more about the Renaissance and the other super-artists who lived and worked in Florence!