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This is your pocket guide to the history and people of Renaissance Florence. Hear the lesser known stories about the major historic attractions of the city, as well as finding adventures off the beaten path.
- Audio-guided tours from historic characters
Take a stroll alongside your guides from the past - wool workers, policemen, bankers and matriarchs are waiting to take you by the hand through this historic city.
- Discover more of Florence
You can use this app as you move through the streets of Florence and trigger stories with GPS - or - sit back and let your fingers do the walking by tapping on story points.
- Insights from history experts
Based on authentic historical documents, this app will take you places that other guides don’t reach. Stories have been created by researchers and leading experts on Florentine history, Including extra insights at every point.
- Audio-guide tours to hidden parts of the city;
- Switch between interactive historical maps and modern day;
- Visit points in any order or follow recommended routes;
- Get deeper information from the scholars behind the app at every point;
- Two stories available in Italian
Hidden Florence is the result of a collaborative research project led by Fabrizio Nevola (University of Exeter), with Donal Cooper (University of Cambridge) and Nicholas Terpstra (University of Toronto), and project team members Daniel Jamison and David Rosenthal. The project has been funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK (award: AH/R008086/1), the University of Exeter and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canada (grant: 435-2015-097). This app contains content produced for Hidden Florence, a project originally created in 2013-4 by Fabrizio Nevola with David Rosenthal and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK (award: AH/K005138/1), the University of Exeter and the HEFCE Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) for Open Innovation.
• Content updates
• Bug fixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Amazing way to visit the city!
We visited Florence with teenagers and we loved going round as a group, following Giovanni first and then the famous Cosimo. The stories are great - you visit new places and get to see known ones from a new perspective- history but fun!! We’re regular visitors to Florence and this have us a brand new experience. Definitely do it!
Amazingly well made app which is both a fun and hugely informative way to discover the lives of real people who inhabited Renaissance Florence. I especially enjoyed the ‘crime and punishment’ and ‘master of Florence’ walk which show you tiny fragments of the past hidden on busy tourist streets in the centre. Can’t believe it’s free!
This is the best city tour style app I’ve ever used, I got to see so much of Florence that I wouldn’t had thought to see otherwise. The information given is great, not too much but also the option to have more - and the characters are really interesting!
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- University of Exeter
- 96.4 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with the Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Unrestricted Web Access
- © University of Exeter, 2020
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.