Rick Steves' Europe

Florence: Heart of the Renaissance

Season 7 Episode 4 | 25m 4s | Video has closed captioning.

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 Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, delve into the 3-D wonders of Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise, appreciate Fra Angelico’s serene beauty, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance.

Aired: 08/05/14

Rating: TV-G

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Distributed nationally by American Public Television