HIDDEN FLORENCE: PRIVATE PALAZZOS & SECRET SOCIETIES
OCTOBER 11-17, 2021
JUNE 6-12, 2022
International tourist guide Felipe Trigo and Atlas Obscura travel agency are pleased to present their extraordinary trip to Tuscany. Widely considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, Tuscany boasts centuries of extraordinary art and architecture—not to mention ample mystery. Beginning in the historic capital of Florence, our journey will usher us through elaborately frescoed cathedrals, sprawling palaces steeped in history, and museums full of artwork and mysterious curios. While we’ll delve into the majesty and mythos surrounding some of the region’s most iconic royal residences, we’ll also take the time to trace its lesser-known history through secret society meeting spots, ancient villages, and centuries-old pharmacies. We’ll pepper our journey with Tuscany’s equally exquisite food and drink—tucking into lavish meals, sipping wine from local estates, and sampling some of the region’s finest olive oil as we go. This is a unique opportunity to visit private mansions and estates, as the Tenuta Bossi, the Torrigiani Garden and Palazzo Gondi. Besides this, we are granted access to the most espectacular cabinets of curiosities in Tuscany: Massimo Listri's Foundation and Theatrum Mundi.