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Tourcaster - Italy - Florence - Basilica di San Lorenzo Audio Tour show

Tourcaster - Italy - Florence - Basilica di San Lorenzo Audio TourJoin Now to Follow

Great Discoveries audio tour of the Basilica di San Lorenzo provides today’s tourist with the most enjoyable and informative way to visit this resplendent 15th century church. This Italian Renaissance masterpiece was designed and built by Filippo Brunelleschi, the greatest of all the Florentine architects. Generations of Medici, Florence’s wealthiest and most powerful family, put some of the world’s greatest artists to work here, men like Michelangelo, Donatello and Filippo Lippi. This was their family church and for over three-hundred years generations of the great and not so great Medici were buried here in the richly decorated though somewhat opulent Medici Chapel. Our carefully researched tour guides you through the Basilica, the Medici Chapel, Michelangelo’s New Sacristy and his Laurentian Library. Along the way our professional narrator, accompanied by historically appropriate background music, points out and describes the most significant works of art and other historic treasures. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour, visit www.tourcaster.com.

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Tourcaster - Italy - Florence - Duomo Audio Tour show

Tourcaster - Italy - Florence - Duomo Audio TourJoin Now to Follow

The Duomo is one of the largest buildings in all of Christendom, exceeded only by St. Peter’s in Rome, St. Paul’s in London, and the Duomo in Milan. A much smaller 7th century church, Santa Reparata once stood on this very spot, but by the 13th century Florence, one of the most prosperous and wealthiest cities in the entire civilized world, was one of the last medieval cities to plan a great cathedral. So in 1294, the Council elected to build a new cathedral and decreed: “It will be so magnificent in size and beauty as to surpass anything built by the Greeks and Romans. Considering that all the acts and works of a people who boast of an illustrious origin should bear the character of grandeur and wisdom, we order Arnolfo, director of the works of our commune, to make the model, or a design of the building, which shall replace the church of Santa Reparata. It shall display such magnificence that no industry, nor human power, shall surpass it”. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour, visit www.tourcaster.com.

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Tourcaster - Italy - Florence - Uffizi Gallery Audio Tour show

Tourcaster - Italy - Florence - Uffizi Gallery Audio TourJoin Now to Follow

Great Discoveries audio tour of the Uffizi provides today’s tourist with the most entertaining and enlightening way to visit one of the world’s truly magnificent art galleries. This incomparable museum is home to a collection of Medieval and Renaissance paintings, by some of the most hallowed names in Italian and European art. The exhibition area is composed of over 45 rooms that contain 1,700 paintings, 300 sculptures, 46 tapestries, and 14 pieces of furniture and ceramics. Here you will find paintings by the early masters like Cimabue and Giotto and magnificent Renaissance works by Uccello, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Lippi, Botticelli, Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto, and many others. Two of the world’s most famous paintings, Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus” and “La Primavera” are displayed here. Our carefully researched tour guides you through the Uffizi’s many rooms, pointing out and describing the most significant artworks by the most prominent European artists of their time. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour, visit www.tourcaster.com.

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Tourcaster - Provincetown - Walking Audio Tour show

Tourcaster - Provincetown - Walking Audio TourJoin Now to Follow

The walking tour begins in the center of town at McMillan Wharf and continues along Provincetowns historic and visually exciting Commercial Street. Written and guided by knowledgeable and well known resident Gordon Peabody, this informative narrative describes the many faces of Provincetown as well as the environmental changes faced by this part of Cape Cod. You will discover stories and facts about this fascinating town and waterfront area you can only hear from an insider. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour visit www.tourcaster.com

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Tourcaster - Georgia - Battle of Peachtree Creek Audio Driving Tour show

Tourcaster - Georgia - Battle of Peachtree Creek Audio Driving TourJoin Now to Follow

Drive through a beautiful Atlanta neighborhood and over Peachtree Creek as you experience history. The Civil War Battle for Atlanta was actually a series of battles. See the high ground where the scouts were posted and hear the stories of real soldiers who fought the battle, hear music of the era and sounds of the battle. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour visit www.tourcaster.com

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Tourcaster - Georgia - Margaret Mitchell's Atlanta Driving Audio Tour show

Tourcaster - Georgia - Margaret Mitchell's Atlanta Driving Audio TourJoin Now to Follow

Tour beautiful neighborhoods while you experience Margaret Mitchell's life and hear her descriptions of it. The tour begins by the Margaret Mitchell House and ends at her gravesite at Oakland Cemetery. Along the way, view her homes and see some of the Civil War battlefields which formed the backdrop for "Gone with the Wind". This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour visit www.tourcaster.com

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Tourcaster - Italy - Assisi Basilicas-English Audio Tour show

Tourcaster - Italy - Assisi Basilicas-English Audio TourJoin Now to Follow

In this stunning Artineraries™ Tour, you will learn about the artists and religious figures who made history as you make your way through both the Upper and Lower churches. You will even hear about all of Saint Francis’ brethren buried with him in the crypt and all of the legends that made him one of the most revered persons in Christianity. Over one hour of audio includes a broadcast of the Earthquake which shook the dome and many of St. Francis’ prayers. Follow the tour, and you will be intimately connected to this great man and the city which he called home. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour visit www.tourcaster.com.

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Tourcaster - Italy - Florence - Palazzo Vecchio Audio Tour show

Tourcaster - Italy - Florence - Palazzo Vecchio Audio TourJoin Now to Follow

Although the Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace) today contains the offices of Florence’s Mayor and City Council, much of it is open to the public including the Hall of the 500, the little Study of Francesco I and two of its three spectacular apartments. The vast halls and state apartments are ornately decorated in the style of the late Renaissance. Major attractions inside Palazzo Vecchio include the Room of the Lilies, Eleanora di Toledo's apartments, the Courtyard of Honor with the Putto Fountain, and Michelangelo's statue the Victory. The Quarters of Pope Leo X are being used to house Florence’s City Council and as reception rooms for the mayor and are not open to the public. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the entire tour, visit www.tourcaster.com

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Tourcaster - Italy - Florence - Bapistery of San Giovanni Audio Tour show

Tourcaster - Italy - Florence - Bapistery of San Giovanni Audio TourJoin Now to Follow

The Baptistery is a building that is beautiful to look at, both inside and out, a masterpiece of architecture whose beginnings date back to antiquity. Like many holy places in Europe, there is no way of telling exactly how long the Baptistery has been revered. The origins of the temple, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, are uncertain but according to local lore there has been some sort of shrine on this spot since ancient Roman times, a temple dedicated to Mars, the Roman god of war. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour visit www.tourcaster.com

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Tourcaster - Alaska - Skagway and Yukon Territory Audio Driving Tour show

Tourcaster - Alaska - Skagway and Yukon Territory Audio Driving TourJoin Now to Follow

Before visiting Skagway Alaska this summer, make sure to pick up your own personal audio tour as you travel the 112 miles of scenic and historic South Klondike highway between Skagway Alaska and Whitehorse Yukon Territory. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour, visit www.tourcaster.com.

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