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Piero della Francesca

4 Sep — 11 Sep 2017 | Tour Director: Colin Bailey

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

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

art historian, former curator and university lecturer

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart London City 0840 on Cityjet, arriving Florence 1210. Transfer to Città di Castello for seven nights at Hotel Tiferno. Evening lecture: Piero della Francesca.

Day

2

Sansepolcro: Civic Museum (Piero’s Madonna della Misericordia polyptych, Resurrection of Christ fresco), Romanesque-Gothic Duomo (9th century volto santo and early polyptych by Niccolò di Segna). Afternoon: hamlet of Monterchi (Madonna del Parto fresco).

Day

3

Whole-day excursion to Perugia: centro storico, Palazzo dei Priori (Piero’s Madonna and Child with Saints), Collegio del Cambio (decorated by Perugino and Raphael), Merchants’ Guild, San Severo (Raphael), Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria (Umbrian school, Piero’s St Anthony polyptych). Free evening.

Day

4

Arezzo: Church of San Francesco (Legend of the True Cross fresco cycle), Cathedral of San Donato (Mary Magdalene fresco), 14th century town hall, Vasari’s Palazzo delle Logge, Piazza Grande. Evening lecture: Perugino and the Young Raphael.

Day

5

Città di Castello: Gothic Church of San Domenico, Palazzo Comunale, duomo (fine Romanesque campanile), Palazzo Vitelli alla Cannoniera (including Pinacoteca with work by Ghiberti, Signorelli, Raphael). Afternoon free. Evening lecture: Federico da Montefeltro and Court at Urbino.

Day

6

Whole-day excursion through spectacular Apennine Mountains to Urbino: Ducal Palace (inspiration for Castiglione’s The Book of the Courtier): ducal apartments, Galleria Nazionale (Piero’s Flagellation of Chris and Senigallia Madonna). Afternoon at leisure in Urbino followed by San Bernardino (site of Montefeltro family mausoleum). Free evening.

Day

7

Cortona: Museo Diocesano (major works by Signorelli, Sassetta, Fra Angelico), Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca, Santa Maria del Calcinaio, Church of San Domenico (Coronation of the Virgin).

Day

8

Transfer to Florence for 1320 departure, arriving London City 1445.

Tour Dates

4 Sep — 11 Sep 2017

Days

8

Cost

£1850

Tour Code

PIER-17

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Cost includes:

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

Not included:

travel insurance, single room supplement £125.

 
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