Outdoor Itinerary. We stroll through the streets of Florence where we will discover the history of Florentine Renaissance art, from the Medici to the Lorraine — as well as the dense gay history of Renaissance Florence that their work embodies. We stop in the Uffizi Square to talk about the Gallery where the largest of all the collections of Renaissance paintings is located. Rich in masterpieces, the Uffizi are also a warehouse of homoerotic art by different artists such as Botticelli, Leonardo and Caravaggio. We arrive at the Medici quarter, where we have the opportunity to deepen the role of the family as “gay friendly” art patrons; from the courtyard of their original building we then move on to the family mausoleum — better known as the Medici Chapels — built by Michelangelo himself and where he created some of his largest sculptures.
Complete the tour with a visit to the Bargello Museum and Accademia Gallery. In the first we will see several key male nude sculptures of the Renaissance, including the David di Donatello and Verrocchio — the first independent male nude after ancient times. In the second, the entire room dedicated to Michelangelo with particular attention to the “Prisons” — the deliberately unfinished sculptures by the artist and the wonderful David who in all his beauty and grandeur stands in the middle of the grandstand. Your LGBTQ Friendly guide will take you to see the wonders hidden in this city: works of art unique in the world, historical figures and authors of the most important and famous paintings in the history of Renaissance art. But not only that, you will discover the hidden and unspeakable history of Florence, its artists and the more “differently bigoted” Lords and Grand Dukes.