Paola Vojnovic

Renaissance Art Historian in Florence, Italy

An art historian with 2 master’s degrees and more than two decades of research and writing about Renaissance artists, Paola brings an exceptional level of expertise and passion to her work as lecturer, teacher, and tour guide.


She has the privilege to meet in Florence people from all walks of life in addition to the powerful influencers from the world of entertainment, media and politics.

Reviews of Paola's Venice Masterclass 101

I enjoyed the diverse slate of lecturers in this course. They were all excellent and discussed a broad selection of Venetian artists. The lectures were very detailed and thoughtful, directed to those who love the discipline of art history and were not just superficial guidebook explanations. Paola has discussed doing a further course on Venice and I very much hope she will-this course left me hungering for more.


Additionally, Paola offered many interesting add on guest lectures on art topics not necessarily specific to Venice. Two were on foundations doing art restoration in Italy, others were on diverse art history topics. Again, of very high quality and I was glad to have the opportunities to hear those.

HC, San Francisco

About Paola Vojnovic


A Renaissance Art Historian and Culture Management expert, with deeply-rooted experience in international arts projects and fundraising for culture in Italy, Paola Vojnovic is also a published author and research scholar as well as a sought-after private tour guide for Florence and Tuscany.

The recipient of a prestigious Renaissance Florence Fellowship from Syracuse University, New York, Paola has been active in the fields of arts and culture since 2005.  From 2012 to 2019, she was in charge of Philanthropy Relations and Outreach for Opera di Santa Croce, a nonprofit organization connected to the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence – the focal point of her Renaissance studies. 

Paola’s research has been published in Città di Vita, Siti UNESCO, The Florentine, and other books and periodicals.  For Opera di Santa Croce, she has edited two books, "The Basilica of Santa Croce: American Reflections" and "Il Ponte delle Immagini." She also co-authored "Santa Croce in Pink," a guidebook focusing on women buried or celebrated in the Basilica of Santa Croce.  Recently, Paola appeared in a documentary about the 1966 Great Flood of Florence, “When the World Answered,” produced by PBS in the United States.  

In addition to creating custom tours for individuals and families, Paola also designs cultural programs for specialized small groups, and acts as a liaison between museums and clients to provide special behind-the-scenes access and thus ensuring unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences for visitors to Italy.  

Paola Vojnovic earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in art history from Arizona State University (1999), her Master of Arts degree in Renaissance Art History from Syracuse University, New York (2008), and her second Master’s degree in Preservation and Management of Archaeological, Historical and Artistic Heritage from the Università di Siena, Italy (2010). She held internships at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice (2000), the Pitti Palace/Galleria d’arte Moderna in Florence (2007), and for UNESCO in Serbia (2010).

Prior to pursuing her graduate degrees in art history, Paola owned and managed WIP Art Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona (2001-2005).


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