Marco Polo and the Silk Road
The reopening of the Silk Road helped sparked the Renaissance because a man named Marco Polo spent 20 years traveling and he lived in Asia. When him and his family returned back to Venice, he recorded his journey with the help of a writer. Nobody at first believed him, but over the years his reputation grew and trade between Asia and Europe grew.
The text states, “Marco Polo spent 20 years living and traveling in Asia.” (Holt 300) and, “ As their curiosity grew, people began to demand goods from Asia.”
Italian Trade Cities (Florence)
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci: Early career- Leonardo Da Vinci spent time (a decade) styling his sculptures and artworks. In 1472, the painters’ of Florence offered Leonardo da Vinci a membership. Around 1482, he painted his first very commissioned for Florence's San Donato.
This video mainly talks about his life and his paintings and his sculptures.