Saturday, October 16, 2010
We thought we'd move to Florence next year for university but as it turns out, Forlì might be the best option considering both university and affordability. Florence, of course, is the home and the root of Renaissance. Its every history/art geek's paradise. Remember the Medici? Infamous and influential dynasty of power who helped bring forth the masterpieces of Michelangelo (Sistine chapel, David), Botticelli (The Birth of Venus), Galileo (debunker of earth as the center of the solar system) and Leonardo da Vinci (uh, duh - Mona Lisa). Its a long naughty history thats worth the read - or watch.
Medici, the Godfather's of the Renaissance is a fascinating documentary on this.