|Piazza Pitti (Main Entrance)||10:00||Tuesday-Sunday|
According to Dante, the women of Florence were such lecherous beings that even the barbarians of Sardinia looked like angels of chastity compared to them! Preachers denounced the Lust of Medieval and Renaissance Florentines and urged the Signoria to take action against degrading moral standards by establishing specific magistrates courts of law to stop the dangerous sex crimes.
It goes without saying that under the Medici rule, in the wake of Humanism, love, passions and beauty were brought to an unprecedented level of attention and sexual relationships ended up being an object of study. From the 16th century onwards, it is only natural that the court of the Medici at the Pitti Palace would become the focus of attention for two reasons: its luxuries encouraged the Grand Dukes to indulge in particularly delightful pastimes, and its finely decorated rooms were the perfect setting their superb collection of paintings.
But what did the Medici do there all day? What hidden story do the paintings tell us? In this fully-guided tour at the Galleria Palatina you will not only discover the secret code of sexual innuendos behind the paintings but you will also learn the deep passions that lie beneath the quiet surface of the Palace.
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