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RENAISSANCEThe Travel GuideTan Yu Lynn


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RENAISSANCERenaissance-The Travel Guide


Index Pg.2

Introduction Pg. 3Famous Places to Visit Pg.3Ways to Travel Around Pg.3Local Custom and Manners Pg.3

What/How to Dress (Women/ Men) Pg.4What to See and Do Pg.4Where To Stay Pg.4

What To Eat Pg.5How To Stay Healthy Pg.5Famous People Pg.5

Bibliography Pg.6

My Travel Guide – Final Checklist

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enaissance. This is what we call the 14th Century, our present time period. Renaissance, the word itself means ‘Rebirth’; but when you think of it in time period sense Renaissance means the Rebirth and Discoveries of ideas. As the name suggests, The Renaissance was the period of dis-covery in many fields and ideas, like new scientific laws, arts, literature, new religious ideas, political ideas and many many more. The Renaissance started in Northern Italy, then it spread like wild fire all over Europe. Things were being “reborn” all over Europe.

The Language that Europeans speak varies. There is Spanish, German, French, English and Tuscan (also known as Italian). Latin was spoken by priests, scientists, judges, officials and many more of higher educated status.

In Europe, the weather climate mostly is very mild, usually the temperature often is warmer than freezing point during winter and dur-ing summer it doesn’t get hotter than eighty degrees. So bring your light and comfy clothes, you’ll neither be bunched up in layers and layers of clothing during winter nor would you be sweating like a pig during summer. If you are looking for a warm place to visit in Europe, near the Mediterranean Sea would be what you are looking for , but if you are looking for an ice cold visit, winters in the Alps are just your thing.

The whole of Europe isn’t rule by just one ruler, it is divided into many small city-states, which are ruled by local leaders. There are three famous city-states to visit in Europe. Florence, Rome and Venice.


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Florence: Florence, also know as the birthplace of the renaissance, is one of the wealthiest cities in western Europe. Florence is ruled by the wealthy Medici family, they play a large part in the development in arts and humanist in florence. From this, Florence thrives in arts and trading business.Rome: In Rome, its rulers were of popes or of the catholic church. They tried to rebuild the city to its former state. The rul-ers use the pricey taxes to build many attractions, like churches, sculptures, buildings, arts and many more. Venice: Venice has many wealthy people, which lets them afford a lot of things. The money attracts many artists, writers and many more. Venice is very famous for its art and literature.

Ways To Get Around

Land TravelingTraveling by Land is very common throughout the country, you can travel by foot or travel by ve-hicles. Traveling by foot is quite dangerous, the roads were uneven and there were bad cases of bandits. Vehicles used by the wealthy were usually used with mules and horses. Even thought traveling by foot is very dangerous, it is the most common way as vehicles were slow on the un-even land.

Water TravelWater Travel was used for armies, trade, exploration and overseas travel. The dangerous part of water travel is pirates and weather problems. Water traveling is more common in the western europe, and is used to travel down rivers, lakes, canals which is much faster than traveling by foot, but it is only when the water level is high or else the boats would get stranded.

Local customs and mannersDay to day life in the Renaissance has it daily manners, like at a meal etiquette. Firstly you eat with your hands, in the morning you eat breakfast, in the afternoon you eat dinner and at night you eat supper. Secondly, Trenchers were used to serve food, the wealthy used trenchers that were made of silver or pewter, the poor sometimes use hollowed out loaf of bread. Lastly, You aren’t allowed to spit across the table, or dip meat into the salt dish or pick at your teeth.

Women in Europe stayed at home and looked after the house and raising the children. They didn’t have much to contribute the the working and trading area because it it managed by the men. There are exceptions, woman who can’t marry or become a nun, can join craft guides which is a variety of choice. Women of noble birth mostly learn artistic skills. In the lower classes, they are always in con-stant pregnancy, or helping the family.Children are prone to disease, so if the child live through their childhood, it is considered lucky. This may be the whole reason behind why wives are always pregnant. Children are suppose to act like a adult, only the adults have the right to choose the future of what their children with become.

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What to wear

The Renaissance clothing is much like the medieval times. Clothing, is very important in the Ren-aissance. It represents your status in society. Some of the colors have a special meaning, like green means love and black and grey is for lower statues people. The trend of the moment is tight-fitting clothes for both men, women, girls and boys. People of Noble birth wear the most “in” clothing, and never wear any clothing that is previously “in”.

Women attire is very fashionable, and nobles are the tread setters. They wear chemise or undergar-ments, and is where the collar and sleeves of the dress is. On top of the chemise comes the outer dress and skirt. Under all the clothes is the Corselets and a Metal Cage. The Metal Cage is to give the skirt more shape, like a drum. Corselets are very common to give the woman body a more “hour glass” shape. Covering up is very common for woman, theyput their hair in a pointed cone style or wear cloth over their hair, long hair was usually braided up.

Men’s attire is just as fashionable as women’s attire. Their attire is made up of four main pieces, first they wear a shirt or also know as camicia, then comes the jacket or a doublet, which comes with or without sleeves. Then came the hose, which is like knee high socks, which is connected to the doublet. After the hose, comes the outer jacket with many different types, puffy sleeves, tight sleeves. Lastly, comes the bottom, which is a skirt. A most important part of mens dressing is the footwear, there are many types, indoor and outdoor, pointed and non rounded tip, ribbon, slipper like and many more. Accessories are very “in” in the renaissance.

What to see and do in the RenaissanceThere are many exciting and interesting things to do in Europe, like going to the local fair or join-ing in the festivals, looking at the arts, there were abundant things to do! ~Leonardo Da Vici’s Workshop in Rome, Venice, Bologna or Venice would prove to be something you wouldn’t want to miss!! ~ Sistine Chapel in Rome’s Vatican and see the amazing art of Michelangelo. Address: Viale Vaticano, Vatican City ~ Church Of San Lorenzo is in Florence, it is the oldest church in florence and is de-signed by Brunelleschi. Address: Piazza San Lorenzo ~Church Of Santa Maria Novella, Florence is Designs by Alberti. It is famous for its intriguing design on its walls. Address: Piazza Santa Maria Novella ~ Church of Santa Croce, Famous for its Gothic style and famous works of art it holds. Address: Piazza Santa Croce ~ Gates of Paradise, Florence is a great art. Art historians which make the beginning of the Renaissance were molded onto the door.

Where to Stay?Inns Staying in Inns can prove to be as dan-gerous as the streets to travel on. It is said that innkeepers have set up robberies and murders before. When Inns are every-where, and have to compete with each other, there may be workers that offer to help you to the inn, or when inns are very hard to come by on the road, you have to look out for the bright sign of a inn house.Houses Spending a night at a strangers house is may prove to be better than a inn, you may be sleeping on a hay stack or with the family on a big bed, or if you with a poor stranger, you may be sleeping on the hard ground with a log pillow. It gets better if you stay with a rich stranger, The house would be big with tons of rooms, with very comfortable beds, couches. Many servants will be serving you on hand and foot. Rich noble’s houses are full of arts, and architecture with is just amazing,Monastery Monastery is where monks live, and you can stay and eat there for free, and if you have money you have to give a donation.

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What To Eat in the Renaissance?Soup, Roast, Cheese, Pasta eaten pipping hot is enough to make your mouth water. These are the main things eaten in a Renais-sance meal. Soups is expensive, but yummy, it is served in many bright colors by putting an extra ingredients. The Roasts were the important part of the meal and also the most savory, it is served with wine. The Salad is made up of raw and cooked vegetables, and sometimes included the brains, liver or crest of poultry. Cheese is use as an ingredient, and is above all the most important ingredient. Pasta originated from italy, and is the national dish of italy, so it is important since it is european. Although these are only a few main things listed down, there are many other dishes that you can try.

How to stay safe and healthyThere is a bubonic plague going around Europe, there isn’t a cure for it, so it is best to wear a mask and keep as clean as pos-sible. You should learn how to avoid catching the plague and what you should do when you find out you’ve got it. When the plague can be cured when caught early, so take care and watch out!

Famous PeopleLeonardo Da VinciLeonardo Da Vinci is know worldwide as a amazing artist and inventor. He has created many master pieces, like the Mona Lisa, the Last Supper and many more. For most of his pictures of human bodies, he used stolen morgue bodies. A funny fact about Leonardo Da Vici was that he liked to wear pink, to make his complexion look fresh.

William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare is known for his playwrights, Romeo & Juliet, He is a big influence for literature. William Shakespeare was born in 1564, and he is the third child in his family.

Marco PoloMarco Polo is an italian voyager, he loved to travel the world, and brought many things into other country's culture. Marco Polo was the first european to travel to China and back to europe. He was born on 15, september 1254. His book was a inspiratory to other travelers.

Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus was a voyager like Marco Polo, and he traveled all over the world. When Christopher Colum-bus heard of Marco Polo, he decided he wanted to sail to China, and so he did. He was born in 1451 in Genoa, Italy.

Can you guess who is who?

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My Travel Guide – Final Checklist

Name: __________________ Date: __________

Use this checklist before you hand in your travel guide!

Does your travel guide have a cover page?

Does your travel have an introduction with basic information about the renaissance (Who? What? Where? When? Why?)?

Have you included detailed information on

which cities to visit (Florence, Rome, and Venice)

how to get around (by land and by water)

local customs and manners

what to wear

what to see and do

what to eat and drink

how to stay safe and healthy

who’s who in the Renaissance (4 PEOPLE)

Did you write your information in paragraphs?

Does each paragraph have a topic sentence?

Does each paragraph have supporting sentences?

Are all the supporting sentences relevant (important)?

Did you use connectors to connect your ideas? (e.g., First, in addition, furthermore, etc)

Did you include a correct bibliography? See homework diary for help.

Does each section of your travel guide have a heading?

Does your travel guide have useful pictures or graphics that help us understand the Renaissance period better?

Did you use the same font for similar points?

Did you revise and edit your travel guide?

Will other people be interested in reading your travel guide?

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Beijing BISS International School

Italian Renaissance – Travel Guide Grade 9 Assessment Criteria September ‘09

Criterion A: KnowledgeMaximum 10

Achievement level Level descriptor 0 The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors given below.

1–2The use of terminology is inconsistent or incorrect. Facts and examples are either absent, or those used are irrelevant or do not show understanding.

3–4The use of terminology is mostly accurate and usually appropriate, though some errors remain. Facts and examples used are mostly relevant, and usually show understanding.

5–6Terminology is used accurately and appropriately. Relevant facts and examples are used to show understanding. The student provides accurate descriptions; explanations are adequate but not well developed.

7–8A range of terminology is used accurately and appropriately. A range of relevant facts and examples are used to show understanding.

9–10The student shows an excellent command of a wide range of terminology, and uses it appropriately. An extensive range of relevant facts and examples are used to show understanding.

Criterion C: SkillsMaximum 10

Achievement level Level descriptor 0 The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors given below.

1–2The student can select and use some relevant information.. The student attempts to carry out investigations, demonstrating few skills.

3–4The student selects and uses mostly relevant information. The student demonstrates basic investigative skills.

5–6The student selects and uses relevant information. The student demonstrates adequate investigative skills.

7–8The student selects and uses a range of relevant information. The student demonstrates effective investigative skills.

9–10The student selects and uses a wide range of relevant information. The student demonstrates sophisticated investigative skills.

Criterion D: Organization and presentationMaximum 8

Achievement level Level descriptor 0 The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors given below.


The student communicates information that may not always be relevant. The student attempts to structure the work, but it may be unclear and/or inappropriate to the format required. Presentation is unclear and imprecise. There may be some evidence of documentation.


The student communicates information that is mostly relevant. The student attempts to structure and sequence the work but is not always successful. Presentation is occasionally unclear. Sources of information are documented, though there may be omissions or consistent errors in adher-ing to conventions.


The student communicates information that is relevant. The student uses a structure appropriate to the task and sequences the content logically. Presentation is clear; attention is paid to the audience and purpose in terms of appropriate language, style and visual representation. Sources of information are documented, with occasional errors in adhering to conventions.


The student communicates information that is always relevant. The student organizes information into a well-developed and logical sequence, appropriate to the for-mat required. Presentation is clear, concise and effective, and the language, style and visual representation used are always appropriate to the audience and purpose. All sources of information are documented according to a recognized convention.


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Renaissance. Yu Lynn.