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Ugly Renaissance - half day tour

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If you are passionate about dark stories, this tour is definitely for you. Crimes, passions and intrigues, murders and poisonings, prostitution and homosexuality, ghosts and public executions. Today, we see the beauty of the renaissance, and we idealize this period of history. But ours Michelangelo and Leonardo walked the streets full of violence and superstition. Discover it with me.

Florence Tour Guide - Joanna C.
Joanna C.
5.00 / 5
(2 reviews)
09:30 AM

Meeting Point

Piazza Pitti

10:00 AM

Piazza Pitti

The excesses of the last Medici family member and how the dynasty ended.

10:10 AM

Piazza della Passera

Black Death and prostitution in Medieval Florence.

10:30 AM

Palazzo of Bianca Cappello

A story of passion and murder. Esoteric symbols.

10:40 AM

Ponte Santa Trinita

Second world war mystery.

10:50 AM

Uffizi

The controversial figure of Machiavelli.

11:10 AM

Piazza della Signoria

Girolamo Savonarola and his public execution as a heretic in 1498.

Cosimo I, a violent and cruel tyrant.

The sculpture of Perseus - the affirmation of domination.

11:40 AM

Bargello

Medieval prison, place of tortures.

12:00 PM

Cathedral

Conjuration of Pazzi, the murder of Giuliano Medici.

Love and death - ghost story

12:20 PM

Piazza della Santissima Annunziata

The situation of children in Medieval and Renaissance Florence, hospital of Innocents.

Secret corridor for a daughter of Cosimo II Medici.

Ghost story


Ending Point

Piazza della Santissima Annunziata

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What‘s included

Guide fee.

Hotel pick-up.


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What‘s not included

Food and drinks not included.

Tickets are not required.

Tour Important Information

We meet in Piazza Pitti and we finish in Piazza della Santissima Annunziata. Please note that the Florentine center is not huge, so you can easily join these spots on foot.

I can pick you up at your hotel if you stay in the Florentine center.

The tour can be adapted to children with less controversial topics. Usually the teenagers love this kind of tour.

During the summer I recommend to do this tour in the evening.

Important message from the guide

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I can guide you also in Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano, Lucca and in Chianti or organise the wine tastings but you have to have your car or to hire one.

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Florence Tour Reviews

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Joan B.

5 / 5
May 1, 2023

Pisa half day

Pisa
3 hours

Customized

Joanna is a wonderful guide!

My friends and I had a great experience with Joanna. Her knowledge of Pisa and its highlights is extensive. Five-star recommendation!

Joan B.

Thank you. I'm very happy you've enjoyed the tour.

C

Cedric L.

5 / 5
Jun 19, 2022

Ugly Renaissance - half day tour

Florence
2 hours 30 min

Excellent tour !!

Simply amazing. Joanna makes you travel in time and space with her various unkown stories of Firenze.

Cedric L.

Thank you for your attention and interest. It was a pleasure!

$200/ per group

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