From Collodi's birthplace to the neighborhoods described by Vasco Pratolini, from the places in Dostoevsky's heart to the hotel that hosted George Eliot, to the building where Manzoni stayed ... Places and residences that have marked the Florentine past of great Italian and foreign writers, and that will be at the center of "Unusual Florence”, A cycle of theatrical walks organized by the Archètipo cultural association, financed by the Municipality of Florence and commissioned by the councilor Cecilia Del Re for sustainable tourism.

Scheduled from Friday 22 January to Sunday 28 February, "Unusual Florence”Will propose three weekly appointments, from Friday to Sunday - Friday and Saturday at 15 pm, Sunday at 10 am - revealing to the public intimate and secret places of Florence and its architecture, spaces that have remained etched in the history of literature.

Each visit will last approximately 3 hours, a maximum of 12 people will be admitted and sanitized earphones and masks will be provided. This foresight will allow you to participate in tours in complete safety and in full compliance with anti-Covid regulations. Participation will be free upon compulsory booking at 3381002655 or by email at The movements will take place on foot, the initiative is open to people with motor disabilities, in wheelchairs as well as to families with children and strollers.


The contribution of tourist guides will be fundamental Laura Gensini and Chiara Migliorini. They will be the ones to illustrate - in Italian - these spaces rich in history and, through tablets or other devices, the artistic parallels and the historical-cultural connections with the heritage of Florence and beyond.

Afterwards, the actor Rosario Campisi will revive the literary works that those places inspired: pieces composed by the authors during their stay in Florence or in the often nostalgic memory of it. A contamination between artistic beauty and theatrical experience that will allow the viewer to live a unique experience.

The path from one residence to another will be enriched by other literary memories and short stops of cultural interest: from the Santa Maria Novella neighborhood where Percy Bysshe Shelley stayed to that of Santa Croce where Piero Bargellini lived.

"Unusual Florence" will also be an opportunity to remember many other intellectuals who have loved our city. Without forgetting the Futurists who will end at the famous Literary Café Le Giubbe Rosse.

CALENDAR and HOURS of visits:
• January: Friday 22 at 15,00 - Saturday 23 at 15,00 - Sunday 24 at 10,00
Friday 29 at 15,00 - Saturday 30 at 15,00 - Sunday 31 at 10,00
• February: Friday 5 at 15,00 - Saturday 6 at 15,00 - Sunday 7 at 10,00
Friday 12 at 15,00 - Saturday 13 at 15,00 - Sunday 14 at 10,00
Friday 19 at 15,00 - Saturday 20 at 15,00 - Sunday 21 at 10,00
Friday 26 at 15,00 - Saturday 27 at 15,00 - Sunday 28 at 10,00

Start and end of the guided tour: Piazza Repubblica