DARK MEDIEVAL FLORENCE

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Discover the dark side of our beautiful Renaissance city as you’ve never seen her before. Besides the its wonderful architecture and artworks, it’s hard to imagine how violence and scandals characterized Florence before and during its Renaissance.  Uncover an older, darker side of this Medieval city, hear the legends and mysteries that bring to life some of the city’s most important sights.

 

Reveal shocking tales of the true Florence, when cutthroat business was the name of the game, and protecting your tower home from intruders meant keeping a pot of oil always on the boil.

 

It was a time when streets deemed “too dark” were closed as a matter of public safety and traitors were burned, their bodies hung out in public as a warning to all. This is Florence in all her glory.

 

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