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Bologna, Mantua & Parma

3 Sep — 9 Sep 2018 | Tour Director: Andrew Spira

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Andrew Spira, MA

Andrew was a specialist in Byzantine and Russian icons at the Temple Gallery, London, before working as a curator at the V&A Museum.

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 0815 on British Airways, arriving Bologna 1125. Transfer to Art Hotel Commercianti for six nights. Orientation walking tour followed by evening lecture.

Day

2

Morning: Pinacoteca Nazionale (Bolognese paintings and key works by the Carracci). Afternoon: San Giacomo Maggiore (Renaissance portico), Oratory of Santa Cecilia (fresco cycle by Costa, Francia and Aspertini).

Day

3

Morning: Archiginnasio (Anatomical Theatre), Santa Maria della Vita and cathedral (Lombardi’s moving Lamentation). Afternoon: San Petronio and San Domenico (Renaissance tomb). Evening lecture.

Day

4

Whole day excursion to Mantua: Palazzo del Te (Giulio Romano frescoes), Palazzo Ducale (Mantegna and Pisanello), Camera Picta.

Day

5

Whole day excursion to Parma: orientation walking tour, Camera di San Paolo, Palazzo della Pilotta (former palace of Farnese dynasty), Galleria Nazionale. Afternoon: baptistery, cathedral (cupola by Correggio), San Giovanni Evangelista (Correggio’s Vision of St John frescoes). Evening lecture.

Day

6

Whole day excursion to Ferrara: Palazzo Schifanoia (Pisanello, Francesco del Cossa), Palazzo dei Diamanti (Mantegna, Ferrarese school) and Romanesque cathedral (and museum).

Day

7

Depart Bologna 1220, arriving Heathrow 1340.

Tour Dates

3 Sep — 9 Sep 2018

Days

7

Cost

£1995

Tour Code

BOL2-18

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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, single room supplement £95 (September only), double room for single use supplement £375.

 
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