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Bologna at Christmas

20 Dec — 27 Dec 2019 | Tour Director: Christopher Wellington

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Christopher Wellington,

MA

historian, long-term resident of Piacenza and fluent Italian speaker

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart London Heathrow 1435, arriving Bologna 1745. Transfer to Hotel Corona d’Oro for seven nights.

Day

2

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.

Day

3

Excursion to Modena for visits to the Galleria Estense, Cathedral and Cathedral Museums.

Day

4

Morning: San Petronio, Archiginnasio, view of Torre degli Asinelli (medieval tower). Afternoon: Santa Cecilia and San Giacomo Maggiore. Free evening.

Day

5

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.

Day

6

Christmas Day Morning: optional Christmas Day service and free time. Afternoon walking tour examining the historical development of the city. Celebratory Christmas Day dinner.

Day

7

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).

Day

8

Depart Bologna 1235, arriving Heathrow 1400.

Tour Dates

20 Dec — 27 Dec 2019

Days

8

Cost

£2595

Tour Code

XBOL-19

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FLIGHTS

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

£225.00


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.

 
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