FLORENCE: THE MANHATTAN OF THE MIDDLE AGES

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FLORENCE: THE MANHATTAN OF THE MIDDLE AGES

Put on your detective’s hat and take to the city’s most ancient streets, uncovering clues to the luxurious wealth and danger of daily life in medieval Florence.

Did you know that Florence in the thirteenth century was one of the richest and liveliest cities in Europe? Where did all this wealth come from? Did you know that the city that once bristled with high-rise towers, as Florentine families turned their houses into fortresses in the relentless fight for power and dominance?

Life in Florence in the Middle Ages was dirty and dangerous. It was also brimming with entrepreneurs and unimagined luxuries. This family-focused tour turns Florence into a medieval treasure map, as we plunge into the city’s ancient heart, uncovering vestiges of tower-houses and shops, and learning that walls know how to speak, modern streets bear time-worn scars, and churches could even be barns!
Our exploration takes us into the city’s first real private palace, dating back to the mid-1300s and a showcase of innovation and luxury, where we see original furniture, richly decorated walls, the first shoes with heels, and recount the high-octane drama of the Châtelaine de Vergy, pop fiction of the Middle Ages.

The tour includes:
– Guided visit;
– Entry tickets;
– Educational material.

Highlights

  • Discover the golden florin
  • Discover the ancient city boundaries
  • Identify yourself in the life of a citizen of Florence in the Middle Ages
  • Dante's Medieval Quarter
  • The Tower-houses
  • The Church of Orsanmichele
  • The Davanzati Palace
  • Palazzo Vecchio (external only)

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  • 1,5 hours
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  • Available
    Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday
  • Start From
    10:30 am
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Meeting Point: Piazza S. Giovanni nr 7, Florence

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