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Riviera di Levante: From Genoa to Pisa

12 Apr — 19 Apr 2018 | Tour Director: Christopher Wellington

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Christopher Wellington , MA

historian, long-term resident of Piacenza and fluent Italian speaker

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Gatwick 0900 on British Airways, arriving Milan 1210. Transfer to Hotel Continental, for four nights. Introductory lecture.

Day

2

Genoa: cathedral, old port, National Gallery of Palazzo Spinola, Palazzo San Giorgio, Palazzo Ducale (exterior), Church of Gesù e dei SS Ambrogio e Andrea (includes paintings by Rubens), Santa Maria di Castello.

Day

3

Whole day excursion to former abbey of La Cervara (beautiful Renaissance Italian-style gardens) and Porto no. By boat to San Fruttuoso (abbey founded in the 10th century). Evening lecture.

Day

4

Excursion by coach to Chiavari (12th century planned town founded by Genoese Republic) and the Basilica dei Fieschi ( ne Romanesque-Gothic church erected by this important Genoese family). Afternoon: walking tour of Santa Margherita (castle built in 1550 by the Republic of Genoa). Free evening.

Day

5

By train to Monterosso al Mare with time to visit the town (Capuchin convent with painting attributed to van Dyck). Transfer by boat along the Cinque Terre to Porto Venere (Gothic Church of St Peter with dramatic black and white bands, Romanesque Church of St Lawrence, erected in 1098 by the Genoese) for two nights at Hotel Paradise.

Day

6

Morning: Fantiscritti marble quarry & Museo Walter Danesi, Carrara Cathedral (exterior only, which is almost all of local marble). Afternoon: ruined Roman city of Luna, fortress town of Sarzana.

Day

7

Transfer to Pisa: Baptistery, Camposanto, cathedral. Overnight stay at Hotel Bologna, Pisa.

Day

8

Depart Pisa 1530, arriving Gatwick 1645.

Tour Dates

12 Apr — 19 Apr 2018

Days

8

Cost

£2195

Tour Code

RIVI-18

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Cost includes:

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

Not included:

travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £265.

 
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