THIS TOUR INCLUDES:
Join us in a nice walk in the city amongst the buildings where some of the most powerful women of Rome have lived and influenced the life of aristocracy.
They were much more than glorified ladies of the night, they were intellectuals, highly educated and charming women; they could seduce powerful men with their beauty but especially with their knowledge, wisdom and charisma.
Most of them began life as peasants girls who managed to climb the ladder Roman society and reach the most important positions in the society.
Together with your English speaking tour guide you will see their original XVI Century private homes, their graves and the places where important historical events took place. Learn why and how a woman would want to become a courtesan and how many compromises she had to make in order to maintain her privileged position in Renaissance Rome.
Through our story-telling tour you will explore the lives of the 7 most fascinating Renaissance Ladies of the Night in Rome, portrayed by the most famous artists of their time such as Caravaggio and Raphael, beloved by popes, princes, cardinals and nobles 600 years ago. You’ll be amazed by the of their lives – women have always been very resourceful, especially when it came to pursuit their dreams. Follow us and be enchanted by the beauty of our city and by the stories hidden behind every corner!
We promise you an entertaining and colorful tour full of things you will never find in books and teach you all about an important and lesser known part of our history!
*If you have a party of 9 or more please concact us to arrange your private tour.
PRICES: tour guide fees must be considered as a total, not per person.
We run only private tours.
We don't run small groups.
We can accommodate time/day request according to our guides' and entry tickets availability.
Final and detailed price will be provided after receiving your request from the contact form.
Starting price for a private tour (2.5 hrs) during the high season (March/Oct) for 2/4 people is 300 euros + tickets (check under "tickets price").
Starting price can be reduced during low season or increased during holidays or last minute requests.
For group larger than four, price will be provided upon request.
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Our guide Francesca was fantastic! As an art historian and curator of street art, she really made the subject com alive. I strongly recommend this activity for anyone interested in... read more