We all have a bucket list – all the things we’d like to do and places we’d like to see in our lifetimes.
If you’re an art lover, you know there are thousands of classic works around the world that inspire and connect us on a human level.
While we’re inundated with images of famous works of art that have become part of our pop-culture, nothing beats the experience of seeing the original masterpieces in person.
The birth of the Renaissance and the great masters who created its works makes an art tour a top priority for the art and history lover alike.
Perhaps no time period has so influenced Western culture as the Renaissance, with references to the great works by Leonardo and Michelangelo still prevalent in our society today.
So where to start?
Italy is likely the first country that comes to mind when one dreams of taking a grand art tour.
Some of the most well-recognized artists got their start there, widely influenced by the Church and the popes and wealthy families, like the Medicis, who would commission them.