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Specialization Master for tourist guides


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One of Firenze Alchemica’s main objectives is to help understand Florence’s “hidden face”, that is the secret symbolic meaning of all monuments, works of art, paintings, statues, etc. visited by thousands of tourists from all over the world, through the work of our expert guides, specialized in this sector.

To this end, Firenze Alchemica organizes annual seminars and masters for tourist guides.

The introductory seminar, focused on the “basics of hermetic tradition”, is followed by more specific masters dedicated to the symbolic deciphering of places, monuments, museums, etc. related to the “Alchemical itineraries” identified by the Association itself.

Once the masters have been obtained, the guides will be able to make use of these notions in their professional sphere or even carry out specific visits organized by the Association itself.

This specific preparation increases the training of the guides themselves, thus making them unique and exclusive in accompanying customers and tourists to discover a secret and unknown Florence.

The courses also benefit from the patronage of the Municipality of Florence.

The new 2020/2021 training program is available

If you are a tourist guide and you would like to receive more information or sign up for one of our courses, send us a message with the form below.

Specialization Master for Venice's tourist guides

“Venezia Alchemica” was born as an of the non-profit association “Firenze Alchemica”, as a thin, red thread bonds these two cities full of unique works of art. Firenze Alchemica was born from an idea of ​​Dr. Pier Giuseppe Valmori, biologist, herbalist, profound connoisseur of alchemy and hermetic traditions: knowledge that he gained over the years thanks to Tommaso Palamidessi’s work.

In fact, the purpose of our Association is to rediscover the cities of Florence and Venice and their monuments through symbolism, which has declined according to the uninterrupted Wisdom Tradition present since the beginning of time. Venice was an important center for the spread of the Hermetic Tradition, and “Venice Alchemical” has the primary objective of highlighting those important symbolic presences that make up the hidden story of the many works of art that are part of the cultural heritage of the city.

The promotion and enhancement of these aspects, almost completely unknown until recent times, whose deciphering is based on rigorous studies conducted on printed texts and archival documents, takes place mainly through public conferences, publications and guided tours.

To this end, our Association annually organizes seminars and masters for tourist guides, in order to give them the necessary knowledge to accompany customers and tourists to the discovery of a secret and shrouded Venice.

The new 2020/2021 training program is available

If you are a Venice’s tourist guide and you would like to receive more information or sign up for one of our courses, send us a message with the form below.

Not to be missed: Alchemical itineraries, conferences, and events

The alchemical Palazzo Vecchio

Sunday 12 december at 10am – Guided tour to rediscover the alchemical symbolism of the paintings in the apartments of Cosimo I de ‘Medici and Eleonora di Toledo.

Orsanmichele: history, simbols and alchemy

Saturday 11 december at 10am – Outdoor tour – Secret history of Orsanmichele church

Memories of old lives: the homes of English people in Florence during the 19th century

Sunday 17 october – Outdoor tour

Wednesday's in-depth meetings


At our headquarter in via Metastasio, 3 / r Florence – TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

Every Wednesday, from 6 pm to 7 pm it is possible to participate in our in-depth meetings on symbolism, alchemy and ancient traditions.

Following, from 9.00 pm to 10.30 pm Study of the texts by Tommaso Palamidessi, by Sandro Scaffardi

Admission is free, we are waiting for you!

In evidence: Publications, courses