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Riviera di Levante: From Genoa to Pisa

12 Sep — 19 Sep 2019 | 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 London Heathrow 1025 on British Airways, arriving Milan 1325. Transfer to Santa Margherita Ligure for four nights at Hotel Continental. Evening introductory lecture.

Day

2

Genoa: cathedral, old port, National Gallery of Palazzo Spinola, Palazzo San Giorgio, Santa Maria di Castello, Church of Gesù, Palazzo Ducale (exterior).

Day

3

Morning: former abbey of La Cervara (beautiful Renaissance Italian-style gardens) followed by Portofino. By boat to San Fruttuoso (abbey founded in the 10th century – weather permitting). Evening lecture.

Day

4

Excursions to Chiavari (12th century planned town founded by Genoese Republic) and the Basilica dei Fieschi (fine Romanesque-Gothic church erected by this important Genoese family). Afternoon: walking tour of Santa Margherita Ligure. Free evening.

Day

5

By train to Monterosso al Mare with time to visit the town. Transfer by boat along the Cinque Terre to Porto Venere: Gothic Church of St Peter and Romanesque Church of St Lawrence (erected in 1098 by the Genoese) followed by some free time. Overnight stay at Hotel Paradiso.

Day

6

Morning: fortress town of Sarzana (cathedral) and ruined Roman city of Luna (Archaeological Museum). Continue via Carrara and Fantiscritti (Museo Walter Danesi) to Pisa for two nights at Hotel Bologna.

Day

7

Pisa: Campo Santo, baptistery and cathedral. Some free time.

Day

8

Depart Pisa 1240, arriving Heathrow 1405.

Tour Dates

12 Sep — 19 Sep 2019

Days

8

Cost

£2395

Tour Code

RIVI-19

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Cost of £2395 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 £220.

 
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