Secret Treasures of Italy’s Princely Collections
Discover the rich world of cultural rivalry between Italy’s two greatest cities through a hidden complex of archives, libraries, galleries, and artefacts that have shaped Western thought and life throughout the ages.
Florence claimed to be the birthplace of humanism, a new Athens, while Rome refashioned its ancient glory as the capital of an even greater Christian empire. These two cities have long had a history of rivalry, competing in politics, economics and, above all, through culture.
Today the libraries and archives of both cities house unparalleled collections central to the Renaissance and display art and architecture that served to bolster their prestige.
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This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.