Pope Leo X (1475-15) was the son of Lorenzo the Magnificent and Clarice Orsini and possibly one of the most interesting figures in Renaissance Italy but, according to documentary sources, he was also perverted, corrupted and, of course, gay.
Michelangelo Buonarroti was not only the most brilliant artist of the Renaissance but also a sublime poet with a sophisticated and touching pen that reveals, between the lines, his deepest soul.
Looking for a Queer place to hang out in Florence? This short and updated guide to LGBTQI+ venues and events will help you make the most out of your gay-cation in Florence!
The Bargello National Museum in Florence houses some of the queerest works of art of the Renaissance period. Read our blog entry about Benvenuto Cellini’s Apollo and Hyacinth.
A queer look into the myth of Orpheus and its use as political propaganda in Florence at the time of the Medici.
Tuscany has always been very inclusive and tolerant. This aspect has attracted visitors from all over the world for centuries.
Fancy getting caught in a time warp? Take a stroll down Via Maggio, Florence’s iconic antique-only shopping street and stop at Galleria Esposito where Chiara Esposito, passionate antique dealer and digital entrepreneuse, will take you on an unforgettable journey. As you may (or may not) know, Florence isn’t just famous for its superb museums,…