What you'll do
Discover unusual places and little-known stories of some of the influential and the less-known women who have lived in Florence through the centuries. This tour takes time around two hours an half in the city center, please to take the comfortable shoes and a hat during the summer time. You will discover the history of women from Christine of Lorraine – wife of Grand Duke Ferdinand I, who renewed old ties between the Lorraine and Tuscany, to the romantic and scandalous love affair between Bianca Cappello and Francesco de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Mary Magdalene of Austria – wife of Grand Duke Cosimo II. We’ll walk following the steps of noble women, poetesses, female entrepreneurs, patriots and conspirators, including Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Mary Ann Evans. We’ll also talk about some of the ladies of the night. Our path will be guided by some of the hidden commemorative stones that tell the history of women, often in the shadow of their men – fathers, brothers, husbands, boyfriends and lovers. At the end of the tour we take a "gelato" in the best place of the city. Meeting point: Piazza della Repubblica The price included tour guide and gelato.
My name is Loredana, a very Italian name, because my father loved Italy and carried with him the memory of his grandfather who died in this country in the First World War. I come from Transylvania which was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and now is a region annexed to Romania. Why am I in Italy? I loved art since I was a child and I enrolled at the Art Institute and then I’ve graduated in History of Art at University of Siena (Tuscany) in Italy. I’m working as qualified tourist guide in Florence since 2011 and before I worked for 13 years in the museums. I love to focus unusual tours in the Florence city and to show to the people the hidden places.
Ice cream (gelato)
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Where you'll be
We will go in the beaten heart of the city: Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce quarters, and in the Oltrarno (the other side of the Arno river): the Santo Spirito quarter.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.
Why should I choose this tour? Because it focuses a historical period of the city where the woman emerges as a person both from an intellectual and a professional point of view.
Women in Florence