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Inside Michelangelo’s Closet
The life and loves of the most tormented artist in the Renaissance: tour of Florence to discover Michelangelo’s life

Michelangelo Buonarroti is undoubtedly the greatest Italian Renaissance genius and one of the most modern artists in history. His groundbreaking works revolutionized Western art, inspiring generations of future artists all over the world. Although his life is well documented and many biographies have been written on him, there is still an aura of mystery around his sexual orientation. Some even claim that it is a topic which would be better left unsaid.

When his grandnephew published Michelangelo’s poems, he edited them changing all masculine pronouns into feminine. He wanted to dispel the doubts about the artist’s sexual preferences and "clean" his reputation from the taint of homosexuality. Today, we can safely assume that Michelangelo had many masculine lovers in his life but “what we have today is an invisible character because of the harsh light shining on him”, as historian and biographer Antonio Forcellino so cleverly puts it.

This tour aims at giving you a fuller picture of Michelangelo’s life taking into account his sexual orientation and his relationships, which helped shape his great art. We will visit the Accademia Gallery where his David and the huge marble Prisoners, are located. You will be learning both the art and life of this exceptionally talented Renaissance master.

Details:

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Prices starting from
60
Where

Galleria dell'Accademia, Via Ricasoli, 58, Firenze, FI, Italia
When
From 01 December 2021 to 31 August 2022
Tuesday, 
Wednesday, 
Thursday, 
Friday, 
Saturday, 
Sunday 
start 10:30  end  12:00 
Tuesday, 
Wednesday, 
Thursday, 
Friday, 
Saturday, 
Sunday 
start 14:30  end  16:00 

Contacts
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Mail: queertuscanytours@gmail.com
Tel.: +393334831431
Per prenotare
Website: http://queertuscanytours.com/en/prodotto/inside-michelangelo-closet/
Prices include

Whispering systems included

Supplemental charges

Admission fees NOT included (16,00 € per person to be paid cash the day of the tour)

Meeting point
Via Ricasoli 58/60, Galleria dell’Accademia
Plan

What we will do together:

  • We will visit the Accademia Gallery from an inclusive angle
  • We will talk about Michelangelo’s love life and secret affairs
  • We will admire the worldwide famous David and discover its deepest secrets
  • We will discover many Renaissance artists who followed in Michelangelo’s… queersteps!
Cancellation and no-show policies

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Organization
Francesco Calanca - Queer Tuscany Tours
P.IVA: 06411950485
Via Masaccio 270
Firenze
Tel: 3334831431
Email: francescocalanca1978@gmail.com