Investigating how Italian culture changed during the end of the Renaissance.
Exploring Venice and the artistry of Bellini, Titian, Giorgione and Tintoretto -- some of the greatest painters of light and color.
The period at the end of the 15th century when Pope Julius II restored the glory of Rome while the Reformation was fomenting.
A visit to Mantua, Florence, Urbino and Ferrara to assess the role of Italy's princely courts.
The contribution of Florence to the Renaissance, particularly the work of architect Filippo Brunelleschi and artists Masaccio and Donatello.