Europe 1300 - 1800

Italy: 16th century

One of the most tumultuous periods in Western culture — primarily due to the Protestant Reformation.

1500 - 1600 (The High Renaissance and Mannerism)

Beginner's guide

This period also sees the beginnings of the scientific revolution and the colonization of the new world.

Places

Central and Northern Italy

Central and Northern Italy

Venice

Venice

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