The heart of the Italian Renaissance was the city of Florenza. As a patron of the rebirth of art, you must hire and support the great masters: Michelangelo, Botticelli, Raffaello, Leonardo da Vinci... All while competing with your rivals for fame, glory, and power!


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In Florenza, you get to help the "old masters" create some of their most fabulous works of art! Can you recruit the best artists of all time and supply them with the rare materials they need to decorate the city of Florence in truly artistic fashion? Can you do it while staying one step ahead of your rivals? Will history remember YOU as the greatest patron of Rennaissance art?

In the Fifteenth Century, Europe saw the dawning of a new era: the Renaissance. And the heart of this awakening in Italy was the beautiful city of Florenza.

The wealthy rulers of the city spent lavishly to attract the greatest artists in the world, who would create some of the most magnificent artworks in all of human history. The names of these artists echo through the history of art: Michelangelo, Botticelli, Raffaello, Leonardo da Vinci...


As the head of one of these ruling families, you must sponsor the greatest masterpieces of Italian art to assure that your family earns the most glory and prestige. Over eight rounds you will compete against the other families to sponsor the most important works.


Talented artists, of course, are in limited supply. But so are the resources that they need to realize their vision: marble, pigments, wood, and gold. And all of this requires financing, supplied by you. In each round, you first assign your loyal workers to a variety of tasks: producing resources at a workshop, perhaps, or building a new money-making venture to expand your income, or trading at the market. Or possibly to pray with a famous cleric, in the hope of attracting more workers with your show of peity...


Once the workers are assigned, the real work can begin. Each workshop produces, in order, providing whoever sent a work there with goods or coin. Then, at last, art can be created. To create art, you need an artist and the specific combination of resources required for that creation. Provide the artist what he needs, and your family will earn glory and prestige. Miscalculate, and you will bring shame on your family name!


The city politics of Florenza also play a role. You can earn the title of "Captain of the People," who can throw artists or workers in jail. Or take the path of the "Bishop," and convert your opponent's workers to your cause. The gain and loss of these offices also alters the turn order, which can evolve over the course of the game.


If you can best balance the needs of your estate with those of the greater city, and if you can secure the funding and resources that the greatest masters require, you will find your house showered in glory, and victory shall be yours!

Florenza is the first game designed by Stefano Groppi.

Additional Info

  • Designer Stefano Groppi
  • Publishing Partner Placentia Games
  • Country of Origin Germany
  • Number of Players 2 to 5
  • Suitable Ages 14 and up

Florenza includes:

1 large puzzle-cut gameboard

1 prestige and influence tracking chart

5 building tables (detailing every workshop in the game)

45 workshop tiles

48 character tiles

90 prestige point certificates

40 Fiorini coins

53 game cards, including:

     34 artists

     6 preachers

     7 Life in Florenza cards

84 wooden resource cubes

2 game summary cards

95 player tokens

40 wooden worker tokens

5 district boards (1 for each player)

1 six-sided die

1 wooden turn marker

1 cloth bag

Rulebooks in English, German, and Italian.

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