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The only free tour of central Stockholm in Italian (NEW)
I'm an insatiable traveler with one foot in books and armchair philosophy and the other in the living history of urban and natural landscapes, museums, monuments, libraries, second-hand bookstores and restaurants. I studied philosophy and history in Bologna, Tübingen and Stockholm learning several languages in the meanwhile. I also play the guitar and love singer-songwriting and folk music. I have a fondness for theater, for being on stage, a curiosity for Nordic culture and an untamable interest for the city of Stockholm.
The first and only free tour in Italian of the city of Stockholm, the Venice of northern Europe and the capital of Scandinavia.
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- Some brief references to the Viking past of Northern Europe in an attempt to explain why, for example, Stockholm cannot be called "Viking" in the same way that Rome can be called Roman and to undermine many of the clichés about Vikings in the light of the most recent research ;
- Many historical anecdotes and some contextualisations relating to the medieval history of the city of Stockholm and in particular to 1500-1600 ( Stockholm bloodbath , Protestant Reformation by Olaus Petri and Gustav Vasa and "betrayal" of Protestantism by Queen Christina );
- Some anecdotes related to the contemporary and more recent history of Stockholm and Sweden (exterior visit to the Nobel museum and life of Alfred Nobel, life and murder of Social Democrat Prime Minister Olof Palme , Norrmalmstorg bank robbery and "Stockholm Syndrome", etc...);
- External visit to the large Church;
- Answering questions and curiosities about Sweden, life in Sweden and the Swedes;
- Practical advice on where to drink and eat and/or where to buy souvenirs;
ITINERARY LIST (3.8 km, about 2 hours)
- Gamla stan (Metro Station - START OF THE TOUR);
- Munkbro's Brewery and Fire of 1625;
- Tyska kyrka (German Church);
- Stortorget and Nobel Prize Museum (external visit with explanation of the Blood Bath of 1520, the Protestant Reformation, the story of Queen Christina and other cornerstones of Swedish history);
- Storkyrka (Big church, external visit and explanation of S.Göran sculpture)
- Royal Castle (from the outside);
- Parliament building (exterior);
- Sergel torg (and palace of culture, explanation of STOCKHOLM SYNDROME);
- Plaque honoring Olof Palme ; (mystery of his murder, life, and medicinal styrelse you reform) (END OF TOUR).
The point of view is that of a "Swedish" Italian, who lived in Sweden for eight years studying the humanities and who is familiar with Swedish history, anecdotes and culture. My goal is to put at your service, through my rhetorical skills, my passion for medieval and contemporary history as well as the knowledge accumulated over years of real life, working in schools and universities and studying in Sweden. Have you heard of Stockholm Syndrome? Have you ever wondered who Alfred Nobel was and why the place where the Nobel prize winners are decreed is located right in the Swedish capital? Do you want to know more about the refinement of Christina of Sweden (whose tutor, the French philosopher Descartes, died of a fever because he was forced to wake up at 4 in the morning to give philosophy lessons to the ambitious ruler)? Stockholm is nowadays a hypermodern metropolis, but has it always been like this? How did Stockholmers live in the 1600s? Is there a "songwriter" tradition in Sweden? Why is it sometimes said or thought that Swedes have no history? If these and other questions intrigue you then this is the tour for you!
PS. Please note that the contents of the tour are mostly suitable for those tourists who are primarily interested in history , but also in politics and society.
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Gamla stan, 111 28 Stockholm, SwedenGamla stan, 111 28 Stockholm, Sweden
I will be at the left exit of the metro station (T-Bana) Gamla Stan. I will wave an Italian flag.
1Outside visitGamla Stan
3Outside visitThe Royal Palace
4Outside visitSt. Nicholas Cathedral in Stockholm
5Outside visitSt:a Gertrud
6Outside visitSergels torg
8Outside visitOlof Palmes Minnesplats
How much does this tour cost?
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).