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Renaissance Art and Architecture in Florence

Florence's contributions to Western culture are immense: the whole revival of the arts, humanism, and science; the seeds of democracy; the modern Italian language (which grew out of the popular Florentine dialect); the art of Botticelli, Leonardo, and Michelangelo; the writings of Machiavelli, Boccaccio, and Dante; and the explorations of Amerigo Vespucci, who gave his name to a fledgling continent. To capture the energy of Renaissance Florence, there's nothing like traveling there today. In this video clip, Rick tempts you with some serious Renaissance eye candy.

Watch the full episode: Florence: Heart of the Renaissance