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Art & Patronage in Renaissance Florence & Siena

18 Nov — 25 Nov 2019 | Tour Director: Sarah Burles

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Sarah Burles,

MA

art historian who works in museum and gallery education

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart London Heathrow 1100 on British Airways, arriving Pisa 1415. Transfer to Florence for seven nights at Grand Hotel Cavour. Welcome and introduction.

Day

2

Morning lecture followed by Church and museum of Santa Croce (frescoes by Giotto and works by Cimabue, Donatello and Brunelleschi). Afternoon: Uffizi (Sienese and Florentine paintings).

Day

3

Whole day excursion to Siena: Jacopo della Quercia’s Fonte Gaia, Palazzo Pubblico (Museo Civico and fresco cycles), Pinacoteca Nazionale (early Sienese painting and sculpture). Afternoon: Duomo (frescoes in the Piccolomini Library, Cathedral Baptistery and Museo dell’Opera del Duomo housing Duccio’s Maestà). Free evening.

Day

4

Morning lecture followed by Duomo and Dominican Church of Santa Maria Novella (Masaccio’s Trinity and frescoes by Ghiralandaio and Uccello). Afternoon: Santa Maria del Carmine and Brancacci Chapel (frescoes of The Life of St Peter) followed by Santa Trinità (frescoes by Ghirlandaio).

Day

5

Morning lecture followed by Orsanmichele, Bargello National Museum (Florentine sculpture) and Cathedral Baptistery. Afternoon: Galleria dell’Accademia (Michelangelo’s David and important collection of Tuscan paintings). Free evening.

Day

6

Morning: San Lorenzo (Medici family’s parish church, commissioned from Brunelleschi), Cappelle Medicee (Michelangelo’s Sacristy containing Mannerist tombs). Afternoon: option of free time or second visit to the Uffizi with Tour Director.

Day

7

Morning: Palazzo Medici Riccardi (Medici family’s private chapel), Dominican Church of San Marco (frescoes by Ghirlandaio and Fra Angelico) and Brunelleschi’s Ospedale degli Innocenti (exterior). Afternoon: Palazzo Pitti.

Day

8

Depart Pisa 1510, arriving Heathrow 1630.

Tour Dates

18 Nov — 25 Nov 2019

Days

8

Cost

£2295

Tour Code

RFSI-19

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Cost of £2295 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, double room for single use supplement £380.

 
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