A fun guided tour looking for Street Art through the streets, alleys and squares of the coolest neighborhood in Florence, the Oltrarno!
Florence is not only Medieval and Renaissance art! In recent years, Street Art has arrived in Florence, coloring the most hidden corners of its streets and giving passers-by images that are ironic, positive and full of meaning .... If Street Art intrigues you and you want to learn to recognize the various artists who work in Florence and beyond, this is the tour for you!
Our Street Art guided tour focuses on the southern district of the city - the Oltrarno - which has always been the working-class district of Florence, an area of artisans'workshops with a long tradition, the place where a famous Italian novelist, Vasco Pratolini, set his great masterpiece "The Girls of San Frediano” and in which vestiges of the medieval walls that surrounded the city remain. It is the district of Florence where centuries-old traditions of craftsmanship, literature and history come together to give visitors a place full of atmosphere and 'Florentineness'. It is therefore not surprising that many street artists have chosen this area of the city for their works as well as for their workshops.
We will begin our Street Art hunt starting from the knowledge of its origins and the different techniques used. At the end of our tour, terms such as 'tag', 'paste up' or 'stencil art' will be familiar to you and you will immediately recognize the various street artists you will meet!
Walking along the streets and alleys of the Oltrarno you will be conquered by colorful images of famous people wearing diving masks and by red shoes on the windows, by stylized 'men' tied to a heart by a thin thread and by famous female icons that wink at you... Lediesis, Clet, Ache77, Blub, Moradi Il Sedicente, Footloose are just some of the street artists who have flooded the alleys of Florence with color and irony, managing to perfectly integrate their creations with the Renaissance urban architecture and enhancing hidden corners of the city.
While discovering the Street Art of Florence, you will also get intrigued by the Oltrarno! Through interesting facts and anecdotes, you will discover the most characteristic alleys, squares and buildings of the most 'Florentine' district of the city! Did you know, for example, that Mona Lisa was born in this area and that in the Oltrarno there was a popular red light district at the time of Cosimo I Medici? Or that in Santo Spirito street you can still see the residence of Machiavelli’s family? These and many other curiosities will make our Street Art tour a fun experience through the ‘most Florentine’ district of the city from San Frediano to San Niccolò, where the studios of some of the most famous street artists working in Florence are located.
ADULTS AND KIDS, FULL DISABLED ACCESS. STREET ART LOVERS OR CURIOUS VISITORS WHO WANT TO SEE FLORENCE THROUGH THE EYES OF THE LOCALS!
San Frediano Gate
WHAT YOU WILL SEE:
Ironic Street Art works and installations located in the Oltrarno district - the southern part of Florence - where most of the Florentines live.