Marco Polo and the silk road
The re-opening of the Silk Road sparked the renaissance. When Marco Polo traveled through the Silk Road he went to china. In China he found new things. He found a new fuel source and he saw paper money. After twenty years of traveling and working in Asia, he went back home to Venice. While in Venice, he told stories of his journeys. They people didn't believe him at first but then they became curious and started demanding for these goods. "Polo's descriptions made people curious about Asia. As their curiosity grew, people began to demand goods from Asia." (Holt 300). This is important because it shows you how Europe began to trade with Asia. With the re-opening of the Silk Road, Marco Polo traveled Asia and went back to Italy. Thus sparking the renaissance.
Italian Trade Cities-
FlorenceItalian Trade Cities are important for the renaissance. There are four main Trade Cities, Florence, Genoa, Milan, Venice. Florence
Rediscovering the past
Greek and Roman classical ideas helped shape the development of the renaissance by influencing scholars and artists.
Leonardo Da Vinci
The post is about lenardo's inventions. It specifically focuses on nine of the most amazing inventions. This was the website that I found most descriptive.
This video is about Michelangelo and his accomplishments.