Hidden Florence

34 reviews
Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this app

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Based on authentic historical documents, this app will take you places that other guides don’t reach.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.

- Features:

- 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

Explore the other Hidden Cities by searching for Hidden: Deventer, Exeter, Hamburg, Trento, and Valencia!


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.
Updated on
Nov 1, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

32 reviews
Alessandro Roselli
January 19, 2023
Six tourist trails to a variety of sites: from some of the most renowned ones to those which the general public would simply get past. You'll use an accurate digital adaptation of an authentic XVI-century map of Florence as a reference. A cast of diversified Renaissance characters will walk you through their own city. Among HF's delightful details: the great interpretations of the voice actors, the additional insights provided by scholars, the short music piece introducing each audio track.
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Alis Be Ward
December 12, 2022
Omg, I found this AGES ago and am FINALLY going to be able to go to Italy! I can't wait to try it out! And also exciting to see they added several more Hidden series for other cities!
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Jason Benson
July 2, 2022
Love this app, if you're going to Florence I would highly recommend getting this. We used it on our visit & it worked a treat
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What's new

Change app logo name and bug fixes