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Medici Tour Florence
The Rise and Fall of Medici’s Reign
Cornelia has a PhD in art history from Columbia University and wrote her dissertation on Renaissance city planning. She is especially knowledgeable about Medici patronage. In addition to her research and teaching, Cornelia, a mother of a disabled child, runs an association dedicated to barrier-free travel in Florence and is author of "The Accessible Guide to Florence."
Originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia Elizabeth has lived in Italy for over 20 years , before Italy she lived in London and Boston, as well as studying abroad in Europe her juinor year at University. A licensed guide, Elizabeth received her MA in Florentine Renaissance art from Syracuse University in Florence. Her accademic interests include women's history and women artists, particularly by women in convents; museum studies and teaching art to children. In fact one goal of Elizabeth's work is to make art accessible to everyone! In addition to leading walks, she also lectures at various universities and institutions in Florence.
Born and raised under the shade of Brunelleschi’s magnificent dome in Florence, Siro belongs to an important Tuscan family of art nouveau artists. After a diploma in ceramic decoration obtained in 2000, he has worked in a traditional Florentine workshop. He received his BA at the University of Florence and in 2008 published his research about the Richard-Ginori porcelain production that was commissioned by the vice-king of Egypt for the celebrations of the opening of the Suez Canal. In order to share his passion and love for art, culture, and the Florentine lifestyle, Siro is professionally trained as a tour guide for his hometown.
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