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Florence: Street Art Tour

1. Florence: Street Art Tour

Explore an unexpected, contemporary side of Florence on this walking tour of the city's best graffitis, murals and street art. Learn where the modern-day Leonardo, Botticelli, and Michelangelo live and work and discover the links between past and present Renaissance art. During your tour, experience an alternative Florence and learn about the city's recent history through its colorful walls which tell stories of society, history, and politics.  Stroll through the streets of the city and explore the main squares, such as Santa Maria Novella, Piazza Della Signoria, and Piazza Pitti. You will also visit some more off-the-beaten-path locations where the walls have been turned into canvases by young contemporary artists.

Florence: LGBTQ Renaissance Walking Tour with Mila

2. Florence: LGBTQ Renaissance Walking Tour with Mila

Discover the secret lives of the queer community of historic Florence with local guide Mila. 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.

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What people are saying about Piazza Pitti

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

We thought this was simply going to be an art walking tour, but we felt like we got so much more. Alex was amazing and you can tell he really loves the city and sharing details about it. We saw so many cool images on the street, but also got to see some of the sites and different areas of the city on the same trip. We saw cathedrals, churches, bridges, and the Palazzo Vecchio. We learned about local street artists like Blub and Clet and saw so many different street art images while we walked. We also visited 2 local artist shops where you can view more art and purchase it if you want. There's definitely a lot of walking involved on this tour, but it was one of our favorites on the trip.

Fantastic to see the city with a particular perspective. Lots of historical detail. Loved the stories about particular people in history. Loved the romantic stories and saddened by the tragedies. Mila was fantastic. By chance our family had a private tour which was lovely. New radios were particularly new and clear.

Mila is a fantastic guide and this tour is a great way to explore and learn about Florence! Highly recommended!!!