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Florence: LGBTQ Renaissance Walking Tour with Mila Lavorini

Activity provider: Florence TourGuides

Florence: LGBTQ Renaissance Walking Tour with Mila Lavorini

Activity provider: Florence TourGuides

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Learn about Florence's LGBTQ community during the middle ages and renaissance on a guided walking tour with Mila Lavorini. See the Santa Trinita Bridge and explore the ancient gay district.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Explore the Medieval Gay District of Florence with local guide Mila Lavorini
  • Wander through Pitti Palace Square and learn about the famous Medici family
  • Cross the Ponte Vecchio and learn about its connection to the queer community
  • Stand on the Piazza della Repubblica and hear about Florence's LGBTQ history
  • See the Perseus with the Head of Medusa by Cellini in the Piazza dei Signori
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Discover the secret lives of the queer community of historic Florence with local guide Mila Lavorini. Visit the Piazza della Repubblica, admire the Ponte Vecchio, and see Cellini's Perseus with the Head of Medusa.

Meet Mila at the Piazza della Repubblica and learn about the punishments and fines given to those deemed guilty of the crime of sodomy. Discover how laws have changed over the centuries as Italy's political and social climate has evolved.

Cross the Santa Trinita bridge and reach the Pitti Palace Square. Learn about the Medici family, focusing on the last male member, Gian Gastone. Hear why he became one of the most controversial figures in European history.

Continue to the Ponte Vecchio, and hear how this now-famous landmark used to be one of the most popular places for "cruising" in Medieval and Renaissance times.

Head to the ancient Gay district, near the Piazza dei Signori. Marvel at a copy of Michelangelo's David and Cellini's Perseus with the head of Medusa. Walk to Orsanmichele Church. Hear how the Church hung special boxes to denounce members of the LGBTQ community, especially gay men.

Return to the Piazza della Repubblica with Mila with a greater understanding of the rich history of queer culture in Florence.

  • Local guide
  • Headset
  • Walking tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees

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Meeting point

Meet Mila at the Piazza della Repubblica, next to the Hard Rock Cafè under the Loggia. Mila will have a sign.

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  • This tour takes place rain or shine
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Mila is a fantastic guide and this tour is a great way to explore and learn about Florence! Highly recommended!!!

September 19, 2022

September 23, 2022

Product ID: 420562