Sophisticated and chic, Florence has been a center of style and status for 500 years. KT Comer finds that the spirit of the Renaissance is still alive as she travels the streets, shops, markets, museums, hotels and hostelries of Tuscany’s greatest city.
In this episode, she learns of the link between the money of the Medicis and the masterpieces of Michelangelo. She discovers the connection between the ancient artisanship of Florence that gives us our finest shoes, and the wealth which gives Florence its finest buildings, including the modern and extravagant Hotel Continentale. She lusts over the gold of the Ponte Vecchio and tries to find a sculpture small enough to fit in her hand luggage.