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Victorian Italy: The Pre-Raphaelites in Tuscany

13 Nov — 19 Nov 2018 | Tour Director: Suzanne Fagence Cooper

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Suzanne Fagence Cooper, MA, PhD

lecturer and historian who specialises in British art history

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 1100 on British Airways, arriving Pisa 1415. Transfer to Florence for six nights at Hotel Rivoli. Introductory lecture.

Day

2

Walking tour of Florence including Laurentian (Michelangelo) Library, San Marco Museum, exterior of Duomo and Palazzo Signoria. Afternoon: Santa Croce (Giotto frescoes and memorials to Dante and Michelangelo) and Uffizi Gallery (Botticelli Madonna of the Magnificat). Evening lecture: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Early Renaissance.

Day

3

Whole day excursion to Siena: Duomo, Museo dell’Opera della Metropolitana, Palazzo Pubblico (works by Duccio, Simone Martini, Lorenzetti and Pinturicchio). Evening lecture: The Victorian Love Affair with Tuscany.

Day

4

Visits in Florence: Santa Maria del Carmine (Masaccio), St Mark’s English Church, Santa Maria Novella. Afternoon excursion to English Cemetery (grave of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and other British residents of Florence – visit subject to confirmation). Evening lecture: Botticelli & Piero della Francesca – A Victorian Revival.

Day

5

Morning in San Gimignano: Cathedral (Ghirlandaio) and Sant’Agostino (Gozzoli). Return to Florence via Chianti and the Abbey Church at Badia di Passignano (Ghirlandaio).

Day

6

Whole day excursion to Arezzo for House of Vasari (ceiling frescoes by Vasari), San Domenico and San Francesco (frescoes by Piero della Francesca). Return to hotel via Bellosguardo (home to Spencer Stanhope from 1872).

Day

7

Transfer to Pisa for visits to Camposanto, Baptistery and Duomo (time permitting). Depart Pisa 1510, arriving Heathrow 1635.

Tour Dates

13 Nov — 19 Nov 2018

Days

7

Cost

£2295

Tour Code

PRTU-18

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Cost includes:

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

Not included:

travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £295.

 
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