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Top Italian renaissance cities parents should take their children to

By Carlton Leisure - 26/05/2016

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Parenting comes with a lot of responsibilities. Because these are parents who acquaint children to the world and exposure got during the childhood shapes their behaviour, helping them emerge as better individuals. And most of the parents are very caring they make it sure that their children get better experiences of the world. They take them to museums, art galleries, science centres and every other place that could be a great educational experience. With several renaissance destinations, Italy could be a great destination. the renaissance was a period during 14th century when art and culture flourished in the region. Here we give a lowdown on top renaissance destinations in Italy.

Milan

Milan is one of the top destinations to start your renaissance tours in Italy. The city is replete with several attractions giving an understanding to renaissance period. One should take their kids to the Church of Santa Maria della Francesca, where Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting 'Last Supper' can be seen. A trip to the Brera Museum is also advised where you can see the works of prominent artists like Mantegna, Raphael and Piero della Francesca. One should also take a trip to cathedral of the Duomo. The cake shaped cathedral was constructed over five centuries.

Venice

Also called Queen of the Adriatic, Venice has been an important destination on the trade route between east and west. Several specimens of its prosperous past can still be seen its impressive renaissance period architecture. Its historic centre is filled with impressive palaces, monuments, churches and landmarks. The tourists should take a Gondola ride to Piazza San Marco which is well embellished with mosaic works. During your trip to Venice take your kids to Galleria dell’Accademia where several impressive Venetian paintings of Bellini, Titian and others masters are on display.

Ferrara

Enjoying a beautiful location on the banks of River Po, historically and culturally rich Ferrara is an ideal destination to see cultural attractions of Italian Renaissance. Replete with grand palaces and mansions a visit to this city could be a great educational experience for your kids. Situated in the heart of the city is Castello Estense which is former dwelling place of the ruling d’Este family. On your visit to the Palazzo Schifanoia you will sample fresco created by Renaissance artist Cosme Tura.

Arezzo

A beautiful town in Tuscan region, Arezzo emerges as a great renaissance destination as it is linked to renowned Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca. On your visit to the Basilica di San Francesco, you will see the sensational fresco cycle, ‘The Legend of the True Cross.’ Further, you should go to visit the Gothic cathedral where Piero della Francesca’s fresco of Mary Magdalene is on display.

Cortona

Enjoying a hillside location in southern Tuscany, the town of Cortona has been home and workplace of Renaissance painter Fra’Angelico. A visit to Museo Diocesano will let you see some of the renowned works of the painter that include ‘Annunciation’ and ‘Madonna with Child and Saints.’ The city has also been filmed into the movie 'Under the Tuscan Sun' and those who have seen the movie can easily identify this.

Florence

Situated at equal distance from Milan and Rome, the city of Florence has been the hub of art during the Renaissance and has not lost significance even today. If you have an inclination for art you should visit the popular Uffizi Gallery. You should take a booking in advance to avoid standing in long queues. Also plan a trip to the Piazza della Signoria and the Ponte Vecchio, the oldes bridges built on the River Amo. Florence’s Cathedral and Accademia Museum, where Michaelangelo’s famous work ‘David' is on display, are other major attractions.

Rome

Your Italian renaissance tours won't be said complete unless you visit the city of Rome. This one of the most ancient cities in the world is home to a large number of renaissance period structures. Start you trip with a visit to Vatican Museums which is home to countless number of art works. Go to famous Sistine Chapel where Michelangelo’s admired frescoed ceiling and portraits of the Last Supper are on display. A visit to the city's churches will further acquaint you to the renaissance period work. One should visit Our Lady of the People and the Church of Saint Augustine which are rich in renaissance period artworks.