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Rick Steves' Europe: Florence, Italy

In Florence, Michelangelo's masterpiece epitomizes the heroic power and surpassing artistry of the Renaissance

Florence, Italy

Florence skyline
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Known as the cradle of the Renaissance, Florence today remains a treasure house of artistic expression. Here, a view across the Arno to the city’s domed basilica.

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