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Cultural tours in Italy

Using lecturers pre-eminent in their field, and exerting our influence where it counts – to gain out-of-hours visits to the Sistine Chapel in Rome and to the Basilica di San Marco in Venice, for example – our small-group tours of Italy do full justice to an incomparably rich cultural heritage.

We also offer fresh perspectives on old friends, using art historians, not musicologists, on our opera tours of Verona and seeing Florence, Padua and Bologna through the prism of science and medicine as well as art.

We bring you Puccini at the maestro’s lakeside villa, the mosaics of Ravenna and the frozen worlds of Pompeii and Herculaneum. We dine finely in Piedmont, throw light on the Dark Ages in the northern Adriatic and stand at the crossroads of European civilisations in Sicily. We gaze up at Michelangelo’s David and down at Etruscan tombs. We give you Italy, packaged in a gilt-edged portfolio.

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Trasimeno Music Festival Angela Hewitt and friends in Umbria

27 Jun - 04 Jul 2024 £3,860
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Perugia, Arco della Conca, etching by Albany Howarth c. 1910.
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Sardinia Archaeology, architecture and art

06 - 12 Sep 2024 £2,670
Cagliari, late-19th-century engraving from Gazetteer of the World, Vol. II.
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Civilisations of Sicily Mediterranean crossroads: three thousand years of creativity

09 - 21 Sep 2024 £5,940
Segesta, watercolour by Alberto Pisa, publ. 1911.
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