Tours / Leonardo TV series: fiction and reality in Florence

For those who have seen the great 2021 TV Series about Leonardo da Vinci and want to know the corners where the series was filmed, for those who are curious to know the truth about the real and fictional characters that move in the incredible history of fiction and in part in Leonardo's real life, here is the perfect tour!

We will  find  nooks and little squares, places frequented by Leonardo and Verrocchio, such as the convent of Fra 'Luca Pacioli and the site where the workshop of the Leonardo’s Master stood, we will see where the house of Ginevra de' Benci stands. Leonardo he painted famous portrait for her. In this palace, according to the fiction, little Francesco, the secret son of Caterina da Cremona and Ludovico Sforza, was raised.

Monna Lisa, the most famous painting in the world, was created in Florence in 1504. Monna Lisa’s model, Monna Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo, was born and died in Florence. Only us, here in Florence, we know in which palace the most famous model of all time was born and where the most famous model of all time is buried, follow us and we will show you!


We will talk about Salai, Leonardo's great love, of the artistic wars between Michelangelo and Leonardo. We will get to know Jacopo de 'Saltarelli better and see where this gigolo from a noble family lived, we will talk about the sodomy accusation for which Leonardo was arrested on April 9, 1476. And again Ludovico Il Moro and Beatrice D'Este, Cesare Borgia, Bernardo Bembo, Stefano Giraldi and the other real characters of fiction.

We will clarify Leonardo Da Vinci's dramatic relationship with his father Piero, from whom he felt unwanted, abandoned since he was a child, because Leonardo was born from an extramarital affair.


Last, but not least, we will analyze the figure of Caterina da Cremona, the beautiful, sweet unfortunate and intelligent model, who in the fiction represents the love of Leonardo's life, together with his beloved Salai. But …… will it be true? Was it really her, Caterina, the model for the painting of “Leda and the Swan”? We will discover it together during this exhilarating tour, which reveals the secrets of Leonardo's complicated and adventurous life in the city of the Renaissance.



Available days: All, from Monday to Sunday

Bookable Starting Time: From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Duration: 3 hours

Available Languages:

all, on request

Adult rate: The rate of the tour depends on the number of persons CALCULATE YOUR OWN RATE!

Child rate: 6 -17 years with ID. Please insert number of persons!

Meeting Point: Neptune Fountain, Piazza della Signoria, Firenze