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Art in Naples

18 Mar — 24 Mar 2019 | 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 Gatwick 1430 on British Airways, arriving Naples 1810. Continue to the Grand Hotel Oriente for six nights. Short introductory talk.

Day

2

Visits to Reggia (Royal Palace with collections of sculpture and paintings), Castel Nuovo (Museo Civico) and religious houses with outstanding schemes of tomb monuments and paintings: Gesù Nuovo, Santa Chiara, San Domenico Maggiore and Sant’Angelo a Nilo

Day

3

Visits in the ancient quarters of Naples: Cathedral (Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro), Pio Monte della Misericordia, Girolamini, San Paolo Maggiore, San Lorenzo Maggiore (royal tomb), San Gregorio Armeno, Museo Cappella Sansevero (18th century sculpture and frescoes). Further visits to the Church of Monteoliveto and Santa Brigida (pictorial cycles by Giordano).

Day

4

Morning: Museo Archeologico Nazionale (Roman wall paintings from the Vesuvian sites). Afternoon: by funicular to the Chiaia district: Santa Teresa a Chiaia and Chiesa dell’Ascensione a Chiaia, followed by churches of the Pizzofalcone quarter: Santa Maria degli Angeli and Santa Maria Egiziaca. Optional visit to the Castel dell’Ovo.

Day

5

Morning: former royal palace of Portici, Villa Campolieto, Villa Favorita. Afternoon: Villa Vannucchi and the archaeological excavations at Herculaneum.

Day

6

Caserta (Europe’s last great Baroque palace scheme), San Leucio, Palazzo Belvedere.

Day

7

By coach to Posillipo for panoramic view of the Bay of Naples (weather permitting). Continue to Certosa di San Martino (Neapolitan School). Afternoon: Museo di Capodimonte (Neapolitan School and highlights from the Farnese collection). Depart Naples 1900, arriving Gatwick 2050.

Tour Dates

18 Mar — 24 Mar 2019

Days

7

Cost

£1995

Tour Code

ANPL-19

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Cost includes:

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

Not included:

travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £220.

 
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