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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.

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

Palazzo Pitti, the Medici Treasure: The secret Alchemies in the Giovanni da San Giovanni room and the magic of semi-precious stones

Saturday 21 November 10am – Guided tour

San Miniato al Monte and the alchemical journey

Saturday 31 October at 3:30pm – The alchemical symbolism of this ancient basilica.

Boboli the alchemical garden

Saturday 7 November at 10am. Visit conducted by Costanza Riva. The hermetic symbolism of the garden to rediscover the ancient alchemical path conceived by the Medici.

Garden of horticulture, Magical and Initiatic

Saturday 14 November 10am – Guided tour

Medici Chapels and new Sacristy

Saturday 28 November 10am – Visit curated by Paola Maresca

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

Clay modeling course

IMITATE THE ONE WHO HAS CREATED EVERYTHING Curated by Giuseppe Venturini – From 6 october (10 lessons)

Alchemy of colors and mandala art course

EXPRESS YOUR CREATIVITY Curated by Costanza Riva – Every Tuesday at 6:30pm

Iconography workshop

ICONOGRAPHIC PAINTING LABORATORY Curated by Serena Baldi – Open all the year