10. Florence: Leonardo Between Fiction and Reality Walking Tour
This is the perfect guided tour for every lover of Leonardo da Vinci and the new Amazon series, “Leonardo.” Walk to all the places and corners that appear in the TV drama and discover the truth about the real and fictional characters that appear in this story shot in Florence.
Leonardo da Vinci, Verrocchio, or Francesco, the secret son of Caterina da Cremona and Ludovico Sforza, are just some of the people you’ll learn about beyond fiction.
Discover places such as the workshop of Leonardo da Vinci or the house of Ginevra de’ Benci, for whom Leonardo painted the famous portrait of him. Learn more about the Mona Lisa, the most famous portrait in the world, painted in Florence in 1504 by Leonardo da Vinci. Watch as your guide brings the life of the painting’s model, Monna Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo, back to life. See, among other things, the palace where she was born, and the place where this woman, the most famous model in all history, was buried.
Hear the unknown stories of Salai, Leonardo's great love, and the artistic wars he had with Michelangelo. Meet Jacopo de Saltarelli and see where this gigolo from a noble family lived. You’ll also get to talk about the serious accusation of sodomy that led to Leonardo’s arrest.
As you walk, a multitude of historical figures will appear before your eyes, including Ludovico Il Moro and Beatrice D'Este, Cesare Borgia, Bernardo Bembo, Stefano Giraldi, and many more.
Analyze the figure of Caterina da Cremona, who in fiction is the love of Leonardo's life, together with Salai. Find out the truth whether Caterina was truly the model that gave life to the painting of "Leda and the Swan.”