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Bologna, Mantua & Parma

8 Apr — 14 Apr 2019 | 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 London Heathrow 0800 on British Airways, arriving Bologna 1110. Transfer to Art Hotel Commercianti for six nights. Orientation walking tour followed by evening lecture: Medieval Devotion and the Origin of the Renaissance.

Day

2

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

Day

3

Morning: Cathedral, Archiginnasio (Anatomical Theatre) and Oratory of Santa Maria della Vita. Afternoon: San Petronio and San Domenico. Evening lecture: Humanism and Courtly Culture followed by free evening.

Day

4

Whole day excursion to Mantua: Palazzo Te (Giulio Romano frescoes), Basilica di Sant’Andrea, Palazzo Ducale (Mantegna and Pisanello) and Camera Picta.

Day

5

Whole day excursion to Parma: Cathedral and Baptistery, Palazzo della Pilotta (former palace of Farnese dynasty), Camera di San Paolo, San Giovanni Evangelista (Correggio’s Vision of St John frescoes). Evening lecture: Art, Theatre & Propaganda.

Day

6

Whole day excursion to Ferrara: Castello Estense or Palazzo Schifanoia (subject to restoration works), Romanesque cathedral (and museum) and Palazzo dei Diamanti (Mantegna, Ferrarese school).

Day

7

Depart Bologna 1205, arriving Heathrow 1325.

Tour Dates

8 Apr — 14 Apr 2019

Days

7

Cost

£1995

Tour Code

BOLG-19

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Testimonial

"The overall tour highly recommended. Mantua, the Palazzo Ducale, the Camera Pieta and Alberti Church superb."

Recent ACE Traveller


FLIGHTS

For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE are pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of:

£175.00

Cost of £1995 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a deluxe twin or double bedded room, breakfast, five dinners with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, single room supplement £90, double room for single use supplement £360.

 
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