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Tuscany is the perfect to explore the medieval towns and Renaissance cities, rent a house and enjoy the glorious countryside. Traveling in Tuscany with kids, will it be the torres of San Gimignano, Roman ruins in Volterra, the glories of Florence, climbing up the Tower of Pisa, checking out Leonardo da Vinci's home town, or just walking through a rustic village looking for the next gelato?
For more books about Leonardo da Vinci, read our blog post: "Leonardo da Vinci's Inventions"
    San Gimignano and Volterra
    Collodi – Pinocchio
    The Garfagnana
    Pisa – Leaning Tower
kids books tuscany
who was leonardo da vinci
Who Was Leonardo Da Vinci?
Roberta Edwards, True Kelley

Illustrated biography of the guy who did it all - he was a painter, inventor, engineer, pageant director, sculptor, musician. He observed nature, studied the human body, drew maps and designed weapons. (Chapter book)


Who Was Michelangelo?
Kirsten Anderson, Gregory Copeland

Illustrated biography of Michelangelo, from his apprenticeship learning to paint as a teenager in Florence, creating magnificent sculpture of David (in the Academia), church projects for the Medici, designing walls to defend Florence, and also painting Sistine Chapel in Rome. (Chapter book)


who was michelangelo
michelangelo for kids  

Pictorial biography of Michelangelo, with details of his work in Florence – learning to paint in Ghirlandaio's studio, carving the monumental sculpture of David and the Medici tombs, designing city walls, plus 21 activities to do: make an antique statue or sugar sculpture, write Renaissance poems, make homemade paint, and more. Excellent historical illustrations. (Activity book)


Who Was Galileo?
Patricia Brennan Demuth, John O'Brien

Illustrated biography of Galileo, astronomer, mathematician, artist, musician, rebel teacher at the University of Pisa, inventor of the telescope, punishment and house arrest by the Inquisition for his theory that the earth revolves around the sun. (Chapter book)


who was galileo
renaissance inventors  
The Renaissance Inventors
Diane C. Taylor

Explore the works of five Renaissance inventors, including three Italians – Leonardo da Vinci, Leon Battista Alberti, Galileo Galilei, with hands on projects to make, experiments to do. (Illustrated chapter book)


The Renaissance Artists
Diane C. Taylor

Good introduction to five Italian Renaissance artists and their enduring legacy – Botticelli, Michaelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, and Titian, with history projects and looking closely at paintings. Good for older kids. (Illustrated chapter book)


the renaissance artists
the renaissance thinkers  
The Renaissance Thinkers
Diane C. Taylor

Learn about two innovative men from Florence – Filippo Brunelleschi, who designed the dome for the Florence Cathedral (Duomo), and Niccolo Machiavelli, philosopher who wrote about Renaissance politics, plus history projects. (Illustrated chapter book)


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