Back to the Land of Explorers (Part III): Vespucci and Florence

Montefioralle – not much far from Greve in Chianti, a town 30 kilometers south of Florence – which some consider the real birthplace of the great explorer

Montefioralle – not much far from Greve in Chianti, a town 30 kilometers south of Florence – which some consider the real birthplace of the great explorer

Having discussed Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, and the traces these great navigators have left in Genoa and Venice, our tour of the “land of explorers” ends with a closer look at Amerigo Vespucci’s origins and presence in the city of Firenze. Unlike the two ancient Maritime Republics we have already dealt with, Florence is almost 100 kilometers away from the nearest sea. ...

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