What was it like, being an Independent Woman in Renaissance Rome?
This Tour is about the History of Renaissance Rome through Historical Women’s Eyes
In some ways, this just might be one of the best-conceived and most truly unique tours we have ever taken (comments by customers)
No questions will go unanswered
No mysteries will remain unsolved
This is a 3 hour walking tour and is the first in Italy of its genre. It tells the riveting tales of Italian Renaissance women, some who fought to support their families, desperately struggling to make living and sacrificing their bodies to do so, and on the other side, there were the powerful, successful and beautiful women who influenced politics and history. Today we can discover their stories in some of the world’s most renowned works of art. Great Italian Artists such as Caravaggio, Raphael and Pinturicchio, captured their beauty and struggles forever.
In Renaissance Rome the Catholic Church forbade wives to read and write. It was considered indecent for a wife to have a proper conversation with her own husband. For women unwilling to accept this narrow lot in life, the alternative was a considerable compromise…. To Become a Courtesan.
In Renaissance times, courtesans were highly educated: great singers, poets and dancers. They could be financially independent, own their own homes, and they could walk down the streets and look men in the eyes.
The lovers of Popes, Cardinals and Princes from the Borgia, Farnese and Orsini families come to life during this highly entertaining unique Storytelling Tour. Come and see the beautiful 600-year-old houses where they once lived, the outstanding churches where courtesans are buried and be amazed by the stories of their lives.
This is a side of history not found in a textbook – the scandalous one.
For many, the life of a courtesan could be intriguing and fascinating.
come and get to know the Roman Courtesans.
Stories are more Engaging, if they are History…
- Piazza Venezia
- Galleria Doria Pamphilj (from outside)
- Saint Augustine’s Church
- Piazza Fiammetta
- The House of Cesare & Lucrezia Borgia’s Mother (from outside)
- Campo de’ Fiori
- Piazza Farnese (end of the tour)
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|€ 30,00 per person
Groups are no larger than 18 people
|Tuesday Afternoon at 2:00
(from November 1st to April 30th)
Tuesday Afternoon at 3:30
(from May 1st to October 31st)
Thursday Morning at 9:00 am
Private Tours are available every day, in the morning and in the afternoon
|Price List for Private Tours:
Private for 1 person: 80 euros
Private for 2 people: 95 euros
Private for 3 people: 120 euros
Private for 4 people: 150 euros
Private for 5 people: 180 euros
Private for 6 people: 210 euros
|Central Rome. Details provided after booking|
|English-speaking tour guide
Expert story teller of Rome's historical city center