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Florence, Italy: Birthplace of the Renaissance


[…] over art and religion across Europe and indeed across the globe. When combined with Rome and Florence, this charming Umbrian town in Central Italy is an excellent place to gain a deeper and more […]

[…] origins of the Easter lily are obscure. However, art from the 14th-century pre-Renaissance period depicts the archangel Gabriel at the Annunciation with a lily. The lily symbolised purity and birth […]

[…] Art might not have progressed on the lines it subsequently did. There probably would have been no Renaissance, and figures like Michelangelo might not have […]

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