Scarlet Ladies Tour: powerful mistresses & courtesans of Renaissance Rome

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

This is the only tour in all of Europe that delves deep into the History of Women. This is the tour for you. If you love great stories and if you are curious about what life was like for women who wanted to emerge from poverty. The content shines to light over politics, the religion and the society in XVI and XV Century Italy


Departure Point

Trajan Column, Foro Traiano, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

3:30 PM

Return Details

David Productions Srl, Piazza Farnese, 44, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Stop At:  
Basilica San Marco Evangelista
The tour begins with a massive statue that in 1477 was named after a famous Courtesan. The statue nowadays is indeed known as "Lady Lucrezia". This XV century woman who lived an incredibly colorful life, is the first story of this storytelling tour
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palazzo Doria Pamphilj
We make a stop in the courtyard of the Doria Pamphili, to talk about our second woman named Anna Bianchini, who modeled many times for a famous Italian painter known as Caravaggio. Anna was indeed Caravaggio's first model and a model for him most of the times
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
This magnificent church is full of beautiful paintings and tell the story of the most successful courtesy of Europe, back in the early XVI Century
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica di Sant'Agostino in Campo Marzio
Saint Augustine church is another fantastic site included in this storytelling walking tour. This is the original "Virgin Mary and the Pilgrims" canvas painted by Caravaggio
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Via dei Coronari
On this storytelling walking tour, we walk through the original XVI and XV century building that was back in the day, were owned by Courtesans. This is the best way to look at your daily life
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Campo de' Fiori
Are you a Borgia Family fan? oh well, you will love the story of Vannozza Cattanei, mother of Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia. My favorite story in the tour.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piazza Farnese
Here in Piazza Farnese, right by the beautiful Palace designed by Michelangelo which is the French Embassy today, the tour ends with the story of Giulia Farnese. We don't spoil anything but the final of the tour is really moving ...
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The itinerary is 95% accessible to wheelchairs. There's only 2 things to say about the tour outside the church
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Cancellation policy

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