VIA DEI MALCONTENTI (DISCONTENT PATH):
THE PATH OF THE CONDEMNED IN THE FIFTHEENTH-CENTURY OF FLORENCE
€150 group up to 8pax
With our gaze turned to the Palazzo del Bargello, an ancient Florentine prison, we retrace together the road on which those condemned to the gallows took their last steps. Via dei Malcontenti, formerly Via della Giustizia, then to Piazza Santa Croce and Via di San Giuseppe, where they received the last sacraments inside the Chapel of the Compagnia dei Neri.
Enjoy a walking tour that will catapult you back into history, to fifteenth-century Florence. Departure from Piazza San Firenze, the place that houses the Bargello Palace: first Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, then Palazzo del Podestà, until it became a prison and, since 1865 with Royal Decree, the first Italian national museum!
Our professional guide will tell you the secrets of a Florence that was: shrouded in the mystery of the Compagnia dei Neri, buried in the shame of the House of the Executioner but also made of forgiveness: the extreme journey of the discontented was, in fact, accompanied by a series of tabernacles.
On 30 November 1786 the Grand Duke of Florence and Tuscany, Pietro Leopoldo of Lorraine, abolished the death penalty.
Did you know that not being Florentine worsened the convict's condition in the trial and in the event of conviction?
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2:30 pm Piazza San Firenze, Florence
If customers cancel up to 48 hours prior to tour departure, they are entitled to a 100% refund.