The Great Women of Florentine History - private walking tour

  • Comply with health safety regulations for the covid-19 emergency
  • Until the 10 Participants
  • Available in: English

What you will find

Enjoy a 3-hour personalized walking tour of Florence learning all about the amazing women of the dark ages, middle ages, renaissance and baroque periods (the 1000’s to 1600’s) in Florence.


The Florentine ladies of the eras gone by had lives like nothing we can imagine! 

A local historian with amazing experience will walk you through the paths trodden by the women of Florence's past for centuries. You'll find out the daily tortures, and the unexpected delights and discover the biggest differences from how we live today. What was life like for women in the Renaissance, middle ages and Baroque periods? We explore women’s history with the lives of women by walking the picturesque cobblestoned streets of Florence.

From incredible erudite nuns, to hardworking fishmongers’ wives and wet nurses, to formidable warrior royalty and powerful merchants’ wives, to famous artists and writers and savvy influential prostitutes and concubines, to the witches and healers of Florentine society.

During the tour you will visit: Santa Maria Novella, Orsanmichele Church *, Bell Tower (external), Brunelleschi's Dome (external), Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza Santissima Annunziata, Palazzo Medici Riccardi (external), San Lorenzo (external)


  • Private tour guide
  • Glass of Prosecco


Artiviva is a tour operator certified and qualified by the 'official stamp' Tour Operator City of Florence. It has been operating since 1996 with headquarters exclusively in Florence; Artviva is recommended by all major travel guides such as Rick Steves, Lonely Planet and The New York Times, as well as features on BBC World News, Discovery Channel, History Channel and Now This. Work with qualified guides, local historians, art enthusiasts and industry experts, including aristocrats, authors, actors, artists and craftsmen. Guaranteed quality!


Weather: This tour runs rains or shine. Dress code: Knees, shoulders and backs must be covered for entry into churches.

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Info / Important details

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations must be sent in writing to at least 72 hours prior to tour/activity date for public tours and may incur penalties. For private tours, rebooking/cancellations may have immediate penalty for non-refundable costs such as museum entries and reservation fees

  • Type: private tour
  • Conditions: max 10 people. Dress code suitable for churches.
  • Accessibility: wheelchair (communicate in advance)
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Language: English
  • Voucher: digital and / or paper
  • Pets: no

Where / Meeting point

Via Roma - Corner of Piazza Della Repubblica and Via Roma outside the street door of the Bar/Restaurant called Gilli. 1r - 50123 Firenze (FI)