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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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Art in the Po Valley Romanesque & Renaissance architecture in the Val Padana

30 Sep - 07 Oct 2018 £2,610
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Parma, steel engraving c. 1850.
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Palladian Villas The greatest house builder in history

02 - 07 Oct 2018 £2,160
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Teatro Olimpico, Vicenza, 18th-century-engraving.
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Tintoretto 500 Celebrating five centuries with two exhibitions in Venice

04 - 08 Oct 2018 £2,480
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La Scuola Grande di San Rocco, lithograph by J.B. Waring c. 1860.
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