Fifteenth-century Florence was the home of the Renaissance and the birthplace of our modern world. In this first of two episodes, we gaze into the self-assured eyes of Michelangelo's David, enjoy Botticellis Birth of Venus, delve into the 3-D wonders of Ghibertis Gates of Paradise, appreciate Fra Angelicos serene beauty, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance. Then we cross the Arno to where Florentine artisans live, work, and eat very well.
Rick Steves' Europe advises viewers about where to stay, what to see and how to get around in Europe. Episodes feature an exciting and up-to-date snapshot of the best Europe has to offer. Along the way, Rick shares his extensive knowledge of European history, art and culture.