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Vasari: Father of Art History

19 Mar — 26 Mar 2018 | Tour Director: Alex Koller

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Alex Koller, PhD

lecturer in art history and architecture

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 1055 on British Airways, arriving Pisa 1410. Transfer to Florence for seven nights at Rivoli Boutique Hotel.

Day

2

Florence on foot: Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Michelangelo, Donatello), Santa Croce (tombs of Michelangelo and Galileo, Cappella Bardi with frescoes by Giotto), Duomo (Brunelleschi’s epoch-making dome, Giotto’s campanile), Baptistery (Ghiberti’s famous bronze doors) and Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, housing Duccio’s Maestà.

Day

3

Whole day excursion to Arezzo: Casa di Vasari (decorated by Vasari), Vasari’s abbey of Santissime Flora e Lucilla, church of San Francesco (Piero’s Legend of the True Cross), Museo Statale d’Arte Medievale e Moderna.

Day

4

Whole day excursion to Prato: cathedral (Fra Filippo Lippi frescoes), Santa Maria delle Carceri (Giuliano da Sangallo) followed by Pisa: Cathedral (Pisano pulpits), baptistery and Camposanto, with The Triumph of Death frescoes.

Day

5

Morning: Uffizi Gallery with tour of Vasari Corridor. Afternoon: guild church of Orsanmichele (sculptures by Ghiberti, Donatello and Verrocchio) and Santa Maria Novella.

Day

6

San Lorenzo, Museo delle Cappelle Medicee, San Marco (Fra Angelico’s Annunciation), Brunelleschi’s Ospedale degli Innocenti and the Galleria dell’Accademia (Michelangelo’s David and The Prisoners).

Day

7

Galleria Palatina in Pitti Palace with the option of a visit to Boboli Gardens Santa Maria del Carmine including Cappella Brancacci with Masaccio’s masterpieces and Santo Spirito.

Day

8

Depart Florence for Pisa for return flight departing 1235, arriving Heathrow 1400.

Tour Dates

19 Mar — 26 Mar 2018

Days

8

Cost

£1995

Tour Code

VASA-18

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Cost of £1995 includes:

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

Not included:

travel insurance, superior double room for single use supplement £335.

 
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