Appreciating the universal language of art makes us fully human. Some of the most timeless art in the world can be found in Italy’s Tuscany region.Florence, the capital of Tuscany, is where the birth and maturation of the Renaissance from the 14 th to the 16 th century occurred. It was here that the mighty Medici family nurtured young artists who are now considered old masters.
On St. Mark’s Square in Venice stands a cultural landmark, Caffè Florian.
Established in 1720, it is the oldest coffeehouse in Venice, and possibly in Europe. It was originally named “Triumphant Venice (Alla Venezia Trionfante)” but ultimately became known as Florian’s, after its owner, Floriano Francesconi.