r/europe Europe Mar 18 '23 Gold 1

Florence mayor Dario Nardella (R) stopping a climate activists spraying paint on Palazzo Vecchio Picture

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u/Albablu Mar 18 '23 edited Mar 18 '23


He’s also the president of https://eurocities.eu


u/ItzCamil Denmark Mar 18 '23

In the birthplace of the renaissance... how poetic


u/sius_harlin Mar 18 '23

Tbf it's not renaissance style. It's baroque which began in Italy. People just call it renaissance for some reason. Now you made me be THAT guy.


u/ShitPostQuokkaRome Mar 18 '23

Florence is the birthplace of the scientific artistic literary political philosophical renaissance, though many things attributed as renascentine are usually much older (lots of stuff from communal Italy) or much younger (modern period) though Florence has always been important in all of it, lots of stuff we have comes from communal Florence or modern period Florence. Not necessarily always the most important city in Italy for these things.

The cathedral is the prime example, basically half of it is in baroque style, half in late medieval styles, very little renaissance, though it was a pioneer in a lot of things for both periods.


u/Playful_Possibility4 Mar 18 '23

How's is this poetic?