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The Route of Caravaggio

17 Oct — 26 Oct 2018 | Tour Director: Peter Higginson

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Peter Higginson, PhD

expert in art history and consultant lecturer at Christie's, London

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 1245 on British Airways, arriving Rome 1620. Transfer to Hotel della Torre Argentina for three nights. Afternoon: Galleria Doria Pamphilj (Rest on the Flight into Egypt and Penitent Magdalene). Evening lecture: The Challenge of Mother Rome: Religion, Politics and Society, Patrons and Critics.

Day

2

Morning: Santa Maria del Popolo (The Conversion of St Paul and The Crucifixion of St Peter), San Luigi dei Francesi (The Calling of St Matthew), Sant’ Agostino (Madonna di Loreto). Afternoon: Vatican Pinacoteca (Entombment).

Day

3

Morning: Galleria Borghese (works including Boy with a Basket of Fruit, Sick Bacchus, Madonna dei Palafrenieri), Santa Maria della Concezione (St Francis in Meditation). Afternoon: Palazzo Barberini (Judith Beheading Holofernes, Narcissus). Evening lecture: The Artist takes Flight: an Itinerant Artist in Naples and Sicily.

Day

4

Morning: Palazzo dei Conservatori (Fortune Teller, St John the Baptist) followed by Galleria Corsini (St John the Baptist in the Desert). Afternoon: Villa Ludovisi by special arrangement (Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto). Transfer by train to Naples for three nights at Decumani Hotel de Charme.

Day

5

Morning: Pio Monte della Misericordia (Madonna della Misericordia) and Galleria di Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano (Martyrdom of St Ursula). Afternoon: Museo di Capodimonte (works including Flagellation of Christ).

Day

6

Morning: walking tour including Pinacoteca Girolamini. Afternoon: Certosa di San Martino (further Neopolitan Caravaggisti works). Free evening.

Day

7

Morning flight to Catania, Sicily. By coach to Messina for the Museo Regionale (Raising of Lazarus, Adoration of the Shepherds). Afternoon: Continue to Siracusa for overnight at Grand Hotel Ortigia. Evening lecture: Caravaggio as Artist and Knight of the Order of St John of Malta.

Day

8

Walking tour of Ortygia (historic centre) to include Museo Regionale di Palazzo Bellomo and Church of Santa Lucia alla Badia (Burial of St Lucy). Independent dinner. Evening ferry to Valletta, Malta for two nights at Hotel Phoenicia.

Day

9

Morning: Oratory of the Co-Cathedral of St John (The Beheading of St John the Baptist, St Jerome Writing). Afternoon: Sacra Infermia (The Knights’ Hospital) and walking tour of old Valletta.

Day

10

Morning: Grandmaster’s Palace (royal armoury). Depart Malta 1655 on Air Malta, arriving Heathrow 1925.

Tour Dates

17 Oct — 26 Oct 2018

Days

10

Cost

£2995

Tour Code

RCAV-18

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Testimonial

“"This tour was one of the very best holidays I have ever had. In addition, Peter Higginson is not only a brilliant scholar but also an excellent and very patient tour manager." PW, 2015”

Cost includes:

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

Not included:

travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £565.

Practicalities:

This tour involves a great deal of walking and travel between cities so requires a good level of fitness.

 
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