Lior Aviv

 Authorized tour guide to Florence

Lior Aviv

 Authorized tour guide to Florence

 

Visits with particular focus     

 

Michelangelo, The Sistine Chapel and other Masterpieces

Florence and the Woman's Figure in Art

Women have regularly been portrayed in art in one of two extremes - the sacred or the sinner - the celestial or the sensual.  Florence consistently adopted the sacred and celestial for the Cult of Mary, Mother of Christ while the earthly woman was portrayed as a sinner.  In this visit the focus is to observe how these extremes have been expressed in art.

Michelangelo, The Sistine Chapel and other Masterpieces

Erotic Florence - Visit for adults only

Within the streets and museums of Florence there are many tales of amorous liaison.  This visit highlights a number of these tempting stories found in both well-known and lesser known parts of the city.

Michelangelo, The Sistine Chapel and other Masterpieces

Homoerotic Florence - Visit for adults only

Florence of the 15th and 16th Centuries was known all over Europe - not just for its art and wealth - but for its 'sin' of sodomy.  This tour covers this lesser known subject but shows how homoeroticism was expressed in different works of art - sometimes in unmistakable ways - but other times almost invisible or at least hidden, without the clues to see.

Michelangelo, The Sistine Chapel and other Masterpieces

Recognizing Artistic Style in Works of Art

The terms Middle Ages - Renaissance - Baroque - are often heard as descriptions of styles of art but what exactly do they mean? What do they represent and how can one be recognized or distinguished from the other?  The intent of this visit is to unravel the explanations of differences and discover tools or clues enabling recognition and greater comprehension of the changing of these different styles in different times.

Michelangelo, The Sistine Chapel and other Masterpieces

Florence behind the Scenes

Beyond the main attractions offered by the beautiful city of Florence, there are many places to visit and opportunities to experience.  This visit was built for those already familiar with Florence, or those visiting for the first time but who want to see the city from diverse angles.

Michelangelo, The Sistine Chapel and other Masterpieces

Jewish Florence

Even though the Jewish Ghetto of Florence was abolished by the 19th Century, there remain many testimonies to Judaism and the Old Testament in the city. Of course, the impressive 19th century Florentine Synagogue will form part of this visit, but there is other clear evidence of the presence of the Jewish religion in the city worth visiting. Yet perhaps the most intriguing testimonies are the more hidden ones.

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