Synopsis by Alice Day
Florence was the site of incredible activity in art, architecture, literature, and philosophy, triggering the advent of the Renaissance for the Western world. From the dome that Brunelleschi created for the Santa Maria del Fiore to the works of Michelangelo, Cellini, da Vinci, Ghiberti, Botticelli, and de Medici, Florence's culture flourished. Museum City Videos: Florence is another installment in the series shot on location that examines the historic advances in the arts that transform cities into living museums. Sights include the sculpture of David, the Baptistery Doors, the Medici and Uffizi palaces, and Botticelli's "Birth of Venus."