Follow Our Journey: Renaissance

Renaissance Italy is important for its contributions to modern Western thought, but it was also a crossroads for trade, commerce and culture, with influences from the Middle East (think scientific advances in astronomy, mathematics) and Asia, or The Orient, as it was then known (think pasta; enamel, a.k.a., china; explosives, a.k.a., fireworks).

Click on the people, pushpins, or masks to learn more about what the world was like in Renaissance Italy.

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