Via dei Malcontenti: the Path of the Condemned in 14th-century Florence

Tour Description

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 fifteenth-century Florence. Departure from Piazza San Firenze, the place that houses the Bargello Palace: first the Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, then the Palazzo del Podestà, until it became a prison and, since 1865 by Royal Decree, the first Italian national museum!

Our professional guide will reveal the secrets of Florence as it was: shrouded in the mystery of the Compagnia dei Neri, buried in the shame of the House of the Executioner but also marked by forgiveness. The final journey of the discontented was, in fact, accompanied by a series of tabernacles.

On November 30, 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 during the trial and in the event of conviction?

Features

  • Monolingual guide
  • Private Tour
  • Our guide speak your language!
  • Walking tour

Program

Meeting point:

2:30 p.m., Piazza San Firenze, Florence

Cancellation

If customers cancel up to 48 hours prior to tour departure, they are entitled to a 100% refund

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