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From Towers to Palaces: An Architectural Tour of Medieval Florence

Artful Friday, Live from Italy

Afternoon Lecture/Seminar

Friday, March 31, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1D0009
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Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo

The architecture of medieval Florence was characterized by soaring towers, massive fortress-like palaces, and breathtakingly beautiful basilicas. During the period of communal self-government in the 13th and 14th centuries, public buildings such as the Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo (now known as the Bargello) and the Palazzo dei Priori (today’s Palazzo Vecchio) set an important precedent for the palace builders of wealthy patrician families during the Renaissance.

From her home in Tuscany, art historian Elaine Ruffolo traces how the built environment of Florence clearly reflects the historical development of the city at the dawn of the Renaissance.

World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit*

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*Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.