Private Walking Tour of Florence: Gays' life in the Renaissance time

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During our walking tour, we have the opportunity to learn how the daily life for gay people was here, during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance era. Florence has been a LGBTQ-friendly town, since those times, famous in Europe for its liberality towards this community, even if the Government created a special Police to fight the sodomy.

Laws, penalties, punishments, exile, death penalty, but also gay weddings, celebrated in front of an altar. And, not only common people were involved in that activity; many famous artists and aristocrats had “secret” and forbidden relationships.

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Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Starts: Firenze, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours



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During our walking tour, we have the opportunity to learn how the daily life for gay people was here, during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance era. Florence has been a LGBTQ-friendly town, since those times, famous in Europe for its liberality towards this community, even if the Government created a special Police to fight the sodomy.

Laws, penalties, punishments, exile, death penalty, but also gay weddings, celebrated in front of an altar. And, not only common people were involved in that activity; many famous artists and aristocrats had “secret” and forbidden relationships.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Ponte Vecchio, 50125, Florence Italy

The only Medieval bridge, famous for its goldsmiths’ shops.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Palazzo Pitti, Piazza Dei Pitti 1, 50125, Florence Italy

Stop in front of the Royal Pitti Palace which was the place where Gian Gastone , the last Grand Duke of the Medici dinasty spent the last years of his queer life.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza Della Repubblica, Florence Italy

The area around the ancient Roman Forum became the seat of many brothels, during the Middle Ages and Renaissance time.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Piazza della Signoria, 50122, Florence Italy

Signoria square and its surroundings was the core of the gay life during the Middle Ages.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza Strozzi, 50123, Florence Italy

One of the most remarkable Renaissance palace in Florence

Stop At: Uffizi, Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany

Here, in front of the Uffizi palace, now housing a remarkable painting collection, we learn how many famous painters were gay or bisexual and have forbidden friendships.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Piazza Santa Trinita, Florence Italy

Seat of the Spini Ferroni palace.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Lungarno Annamaria Luisa de’ Medici, 50122, Florence Italy

Walk along the Arno river to admire the exterior of the Vasarian Corridor connecting the Signoria palace to the Pitti palace.

Stop At: Mercato Nuovo, Piazza della Repubblica Corner of Via Porta Rossa & Via Por Santa Maria Calimala, 50123, Florence Italy

Here a stop is “a must”! It is a tradition to say “hello” to our bronze wild boar for good luck!

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Palazzo dell’Arte della Lana, Via Dell’Arte della Lana 1, 50123, Florence Italy

It was the seat of the Wool Guild, during the Middle Ages.

Stop At: Florence, Florence, Tuscany

The KIng square: it was very important for the LGBTQ community during the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Duration: 5 minutes



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