Follow the life of the great artist Caravaggio on this art history tour with Caravaggio specialist Dr Peter Higginson:
• Journey through Rome, Naples, Sicily and Malta tracing the life and career of one of history’s finest painters: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.
• Study the artist’s signature use of chiaroscuro and view a range of his most famous paintings in situ, including The Calling of St Matthew, Beheading of St John the Baptist, and The Seven Works of Mercy
expert in art history and consultant lecturer at Christie's, London
Depart Heathrow 1245 on British Airways, arriving Rome 1620. Transfer to Hotel della Torre Argentina for three nights. Evening lecture: The Challenge of Mother Rome: Religion, Politics and Society, Patrons and Critics.
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) and Galleria Doria Pamphilj (Rest on the Flight into Egypt and Penitent Magdalene).
Morning: walking tour including Pinacoteca Girolamini. Afternoon: Certosa di San Martino (further Neopolitan Caravaggisti works). Flight to Catania and transfer to Siracusa for two nights at Grand Hotel Ortigia.
By coach to Messina for the Museo Regionale (Raising of Lazarus, Adoration of the Shepherds).
17 Oct — 26 Oct 2018
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“"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
return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast & seven dinners with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £565.
This tour involves a great deal of walking and travel between cities so requires a good level of fitness.