Fantastic Florence offers LGBT friendly tours of Florence. Create with us your private tour of Florence to make your experience memorable! Personally, we don’t feel the need of declaring that we’re “gay friendly” or that we give LGBT friendly tours of Florence. WE’re rather humanity friendly and some of our best friends are homosexual. This said, we understand that when you travel with a same sex partner, you may feel the need to let me know. You want to be comfortable and relaxed. You may feel a little worried in a country you have never visited before. This is the reason of this little note. Feel free to choose us as your guide. We will be pleased to create with you a private tour of Florence to make your time in our city really memorable. We will be a perfect host!

LGBT Friendly Tours of Florence: homosexuality throughout History

The Renaissance in Florence was a period of great liberality for homosexuals. The most celebrated artists and intellectuals were homosexual: Michelangelo Buonarroti, Leonardo Da Vinci, Niccolò Machiavelli, Benvenuto Cellini and Sandro Botticelli. Florence was a kind if the “San Francisco of that time”! Actually in Germany people used the term Florenzen (Florentine) to indicate homosexual people. The Medici family governed the city between the 15th and the 18th century. They promoted art and science with a very tolerant attitude. Three of them were homosexual: Pope Leo X (Giovanni de’ Medici, 1475-1521), Ferdinando II (1610-1670) and Giangastone (1671-1737), the last one of the dynasty. The successors of the Medici, the Habsburg Lorraine family, continued this tradition of tolerance and progressive government. Gran Duke Peter Leopold abolished death penalty for the first time in Europe in 1789. He was followed by Leopold II,  who in 1853 was the first sovereign to decriminalize homosexuality in Italy .

Why discover Florence with an expert tour guide

Get a private view of the city and let us guide you with our expertise to reveal all of Florence’s secrets. Discover Florence with an expert local guide and go far beyond what a guidebook can offer. Whatever your interests are, art, history, architecture, wine or food your LGBT friendly tours of Florence will be really educational, unique and fun. Florence has so much to offer. If you are an art lover we have more than 60 museums. If you like fashion, we have all top-level designers boutiques. If enjoy good food and wine, we have the most amazing restaurants (and the most affordable prices). Furthermore, Tuscany has one of the most beautiful sea sides of Italy.

Check this post about LGBT scene in Florence written by our friend Stefano Chianucci for my blog.