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Today we visit two of Florence’s splendid museums where we will discover the whole history of Florentine Renaissance art, from Donatello to Cellini – as well as the dense gay history of Renaissance Florence that their work embodies.
We start the morning at the Bargello, where we will see several key male nude sculptures from the Renaissance, including Donatello’s David – the first freestanding male nude after ancient times; we then plunge into the Uffizi, the greatest of all collections of Renaissance paintings. Bursting with masterpieces, the Uffizi is also a storehouse of homoerotic art by artists as varied as Botticelli, Leonardo and Caravaggio.
After breaking for lunch, we turn to the Medici neighborhood, where we will discuss the family’s amazing record as ‘gayfriendly’ art patrons while visiting their original palace and their funerary chapel for which
Michelangelo created some of his greatest sculptures.
15 minutes before the tour begins
You will discover one of the greatest cities in Italy, the capital of Renaissance, Florence.
Your Gay Friendly guide will take you to see all the wonders hidden in this city and will take you to see unique works of art in the world, as the first freestanding male nude statue after ancient times, and the most important paintings. But not only, you will discover the whole history hidden and untold of Florence and its artists.
You will meet your Gay Friendly Tour Guide 15 minutes before the tour. The guide will take you to discover the city and to visit the Bargello Museum where he will show you all the hidden stories behind sculptures and them artists.