Author: Elaine Ruffolo

Elaine Ruffolo is an art historian offering in-depth, specialized tours and programs in Florence and other parts of Italy.
June 9, 2020

From towers to palaces: a walk through history

Florence is universally recognized as the birthplace of the Renaissance, yet many people are unaware that the city has a pre-Renaissance past of great cultural importance. This period is defined by buildings constructed more than a century earlier than those of Brunelleschi, Alberti and Michelangelo. You can appreciate the historical development of the city by […]