This non-sequential Florence city guide links the back-stories of the Renaissance giants with the sites throughout the city of Florence. Created for today's attention-strained traveler, it uses micro-content and visual richness to enable the reader to come away as the smartest person in the room, without the commitment of heavy reading. Included is quite a line-up of top Renaissance celebrities with plenty of star-power. Like Michelangelo, Raphael, Dante, Galileo, da Vinci, Donatello, Machivelli, with plenty more. In addition to a brief history of their lives to create a backdrop, readers will find plenty of fun back-stories, trivia, factoids, and images, images, images. Think: "PEOPLE Magazine" meets the Renaissance.
A visit to Florence is a great way to connect dots. For example, did you know that all of these guys began their lives and/or their careers in Florence? That most of these guys actually KNEW each other? And that the combined forces of these guys knocked history off of its axis and sent it careening into a whole new direction? Did you know that that new direction is now known as the Renaissance? See? You just connected 4 dots, learned something new. History was never taught this way in schools. Traveling to old places is the best way to fill in a lot of gaps left behind by our history classes in school. The traditional travel books don't do this for you in any substantial way.