• Explore modern Bologna’s heritage, as well as artworks by many of the great masters
• Discover a selection of the city’s wonderful historical churches
• Enjoy a Christmas Day walking tour tracing the development of the city across history
historian, long-term resident of Piacenza and fluent Italian speaker
Depart London Heathrow 1435, arriving Bologna 1745. Transfer to Hotel Corona d’Oro for seven nights.
Morning: Cathedral, Piazza Maggiore (medieval square), Santa Maria della Vita (including museum) and Palazzo Pepoli Antico. Afternoon: Medieval Museum housed in the Palazzo Ghisilardi Fava. Evening introductory lecture.
Excursion to Modena for visits to the Galleria Estense, Cathedral and Cathedral Museums.
Morning: San Petronio, Archiginnasio, view of Torre degli Asinelli (medieval tower). Afternoon: Santa Cecilia and San Giacomo Maggiore. Free evening.
Christmas Eve Morning: San Giovanni in Monte, San Domenico and Civiche Collezioni d’Arte. Afternoon: Santo Stefano followed by some free time. Celebratory Christmas Eve dinner.
Christmas Day Morning: optional Christmas Day service and free time. Afternoon walking tour examining the historical development of the city. Celebratory Christmas Day dinner.
Boxing Day Morning: Strada Maggiore, Santa Maria dei Servi (Cimabue’s Holy Virgin Enthroned) and University Museum at the Palazzo Poggi. Afternoon: Pinacoteca Nazionale (wide collection of 13th to 18th century Emilian paintings).
Depart Bologna 1235, arriving Heathrow 1400.
20 Dec — 27 Dec 2019
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Cost of £2595 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, two lunches, six dinners with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, single room supplement £175, double room for single use supplement £425.