A wide-range of events and tours bring you on a journey of discovery through rainbow Florence. Here, we detail the unmissable cultural highlights and guided itineraries that will enhance your knowledge of LGBTQIA+ Florence.
Florence Queer Festival is a true gem in the LGBT+ cultural calendar. Taking place this year from September 21-26 at Cinema La Compagnia, via Cavour 50 as well as other venues, it’s organized by the IREOS association of Florence and is one of the most important festivals in Italy dedicated to Queer culture. With art, cinema, video, theatre, photography, and literature all with a Queer focus, the line-up is always endless interesting.
June is Pride month and Florence certainly knows how to celebrate. Toscana Pride joins together various associations and organized groups that deal with LGBTIQA matters (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Intersex, Queer, Asexual). From June 21-26, talks will take place throughout the region with the main events taking place in Arezzo, Florence, Livorno, Pisa, Pistoia and Siena. While the traditional parade in Livorno will unfortunately not be going ahead this year for pandemic reasons, the 14 associations that make up the organizing committee have instead planned street demonstrations, artistic performances and online readings and talks to celebrate LGBTQIA+ pride.
Explore LGBT+ Florence with a walking tour of the sites and streets that were well-known to important members of the community. Historic sites are cast in a rainbow of colours as a guide brings you through the places that are noted for their role in the lives of influential LGBT+ figures. Hear anecdotes as you walk in the footsteps of noted figures, and observe the differences between the community’s experience in the classical and Renaissance eras. Finish off the tour with a light lunch and wine tasting, as well as stops in two LGBT+ friendly bars, to make the most of traditional Tuscan specialties.
The Amor Vincit Omnia – Uffizi in Love tour is an opportunity to embrace all things passion-related, with love in all its forms the focus of this amore-filled guided itinerary. Works by Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raffaello, Titian and Caravaggio will be explained by an expert guide, with the ups and downs of famous loves throughout the ages the subject of this unforgettable tour.
Be yourself and belong to Florence.
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