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Bologna, Mantua & Parma

24 Apr — 30 Apr 2017 | Tour Director: Colin Bailey

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Tour Director

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Colin Bailey , BA, PhD, FSA, FSAScot, FRSA

art historian, former curator and university lecturer

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 0830 on British Airways, arriving Bologna 1135. Transfer to Art Hotel Commercianti for six nights. Orientation walking tour.

Day

2

Lecture: Mannerism in Italy followed by National Picture Gallery (Mannerist and Baroque collection). Afternoon: San Giacomo Maggiore (Renaissance portico), Oratory of Santa Cecilia (fresco cycle by Costa, Francia and Aspertini).

Day

3

Bologna: Archiginnasio (Anatomical Theatre), Santa Maria della Vita, cathedral (Lombardi’s moving Lamentation), Palazzo Communale (Museo Civico) followed by San Petronio and San Domenico (Renaissance tomb). Evening lecture: Correggio, Mantegna and Giulio Romano.

Day

4

Whole-day excursion to Mantua: Palazzo del Te (Giulio Romano frescoes), Palazzo Ducale (Mantegna and Pisanello) and the Camera Picta.

Day

5

Whole-day excursion to Parma: Camera di San Paolo, Palazzo della Pilotta (former palace of Farnese dynasty), Galleria Nazionale, Teatro Farnese. Afternoon: baptistery, cathedral (cupola by Correggio), San Giovanni Evangelista (Correggio’s Vision of St John frescoes). Evening lecture: Ferrarese Painting and Palazzo Schifanoia.

Day

6

Whole-day excursion to Ferrara: Romanesque cathedral (and museum), Palazzo dei Diamanti (Mantegna, Ferrarese school) and Palazzo Schifanoia (Pisanello, Francesco del Cossa).

Day

7

Morning at leisure. Depart Bologna 1240, arriving Heathrow 1355.

Tour Dates

24 Apr — 30 Apr 2017

Days

7

Cost

£1895

Tour Code

BOL1-17

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Cost includes:

return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, dinner with wine , water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurance, single room supplement £90, double room for single use supplement £315.

 
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