Posted on 31st Aug 2015
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Tuscany is known as the Renaissance birthplace. In fact, it is a popular hub for rich Renaissance culture. It is not easy to refuse to give in to the urge you will feel to go on a tour of the Italian expanse, particularly with emphasis on the known attractions that symbolize the influence of the Renaissance period and what it stands for.
The area boasts a wide range of Renaissance art pieces that are kept in popular Italian museums. Many of these art pieces were inspired by spectacular landscapes and architectural amazements in Tuscan villages across the area. Due to all of this, Tuscany remains a highlight for millions of tourists from all over the world, regular visited every year.
Siena is an influential home to the Pinacoteca Nazionale, shaping the Renaissance period with its rich visual artwork and sciences. Most of the artwork comes from the late medieval times. Even smaller towns have become displays for the architectural exquisiteness of the area. Sienese paintings grace the art gallery at the Pinacoteca Nazionale, some dating back to as far as the fourteenth and fifteen centuries.
The Renaissance remains a cultural movement and true novelty of all times. This became an observable fact at the end of an era and the beginning of another. This is proven in the area’s architecture, art, science and literature. There are many historical tourist attractions that have become the conduit to taking visitors back into history. The Palazzo Pitti in the city of Florence, Italy is one such attraction, exemplifying the extent of the Renaissance birthplace. It is one of the largest museums in the region’s city, dating back to the year 1458. The building houses a large collection of artwork, Renaissance paintings and jewelry in its main art gallery.
Florence is known for its artwork, architecture and literature, but the Renaissance movement has spread there to include the Pazzi Chapel. This prime location boasts the features of Renaissance architecture in more ways than one. For example, if you were to enter Tuscan villas and homes, you would understand this phenomenon. You would feel as if you are experiencing the Renaissance rebirth.
If you are one of those Renaissance enthusiasts, a trip to any of these regions and to these established staples in the cities; you would get the feel of the past and come away feeling nostalgic. You would have a renewed passion for medieval times and all it has to offer to modern day people like you.
Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pwn/14382394421/Renaissance costumes were particularly elegant, chic and sophisticated in the sixteenth century. Women would wear laces, embroidery, fluffed sleeves, jewelry and thick materials, which improved the beauty of women in most European countries. Darker colors were originally allocated to people who were poor. The wealthier you were, the more elaborate your clothing, color and jewelry. In fact, the [...]
Image credit:https://www.flickr.com/photos/nanoprobe67/9036476627/Have you ever been to a renaissance festival? Do you even know what this event is? It is an event that takes place mostly on the outdoors. People gather from near and far to celebrate their passion and enthusiasm for the medieval or renaissance period. These events are held around the world, including the United States. It is open [...]
In medieval times, the mother who gave birth to a commoner newborn would probably nurse her baby and form a stronger bond. However, when the family was large, it meant that the mother wasn’t able to focus on her new baby. Therefore, the other kids in the family had to help out. They had to learn how to change [...]
Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/37925259@N00/5755960316/Simonetta Vespucci could be considered a Renaissance super model and Heidi Klun has nothing over the ageless looking Vespucci. Of course, she is no longer alive, but in her time, she held her own. Vespucci was born in a tiny village and got married at age fifteen. She only lived for seven years after her marriage, losing her life [...]
Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nicoyogui/2567173044/Live action role play or LARP as it is also called has received a lot of popularity lately among Renaissance enthusiasts and others. Some people oftentimes think of this process as larping. Now what is all this hoopla about larping? It is not easy to think of the specific definition for LARP or the game of larping because [...]
Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/belandaria/4858854539/During the Renaissance period, people loved bling. The women were considered divas and fashionistas. The men were stately and walked around with pride. The veil was worn by female virgins during the Tertullian era. It worked as a shield against men who tend to be tempted. These women were protected by the veil as a way to keep their [...]
Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/archeon/5260784131/Larping or live action role playing as it is known was initiated as a huge part of the pop culture in America. It came from hobbies or table games such as Dragons and Dungeons. With live action role playing, the players will spend an entire weekend together. They dress up as various characters in their appropriate costumes, living their [...]
Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wigwam/3935287385/During the Tudor era, which was about 1485 to 1603, the English became an integral part of the medieval era. Many Renaissance enthusiasts today take their medieval fashion from that era. During that period, however, the tendency was to dress like that for court or other influential political event. Today, some Renaissance festival attendees take their fashion trends from [...]
Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shadowfairyqueen/5426211597/The medieval period was undoubtedly not the same as the era that we live in today. Yet, it still influences the way some people live as witnessed by the passion and enthusiasm for the Renaissance clothing and accessories worn to the annual fairs. People like these adapt easily to wearing medieval clothing without even a second thought. There are [...]