What best summarizes the significance of the Renaissance?
Artists and writers created extraordinary art and literature that combined new and traditional subjects with classical styles and new ideas.
The Renaissance is considered a period of transition from the Middle Ages to Modernity. Its significance in Italy is the quality and the stunning amount of Renaissance art which was produced in Italy and the number of Italian Renaissance masters. The significance to the Italian is the cultural and artistic heritage of this period and the way it contributes in shaping Italian identity.