Programs & Events

Michelangelo: The Artist, the Man and his Times

Thursday, May 16, 2013 to Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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Our Spring 2013 program, Michelangelo: The Artist, the Man and his Times, featuring Dr. William Wallace, took place from May 16th-21st.  The trip began in Rome with a private visit to the Vatican Galleries and Sistine Chapel, which was marking its 500th anniversary.  The program concluded in Florence with a private dinner at the feet of the David at the Accademia Gallery.

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Thursday, May 16th    

  • 5:00 PM – Welcome session at the Hotel St. Regis, Rome and lecture by Dr. William Wallace, followed by a discussion with Dr. Bill Cook and Dr. William Wallace.
  • Cocktails and Dinner in a historic Roman venue.

Friday, May 17th 

  • Morning visit to see Michelangelo’s design of the Campidoglio and special artworks in the Capitoline Museums, followed by a visit to view S Pietro in Vincoli.
  • Lunch and visit to the Santa Maria Sopra Minerva and S Maria degli Angeli churches, focusing on Michelangelo’s contributions to each site.
  • Dinner in a private Roman palace.

Saturday, May 18th

  • Morning overview session focused on the Sistine Chapel, followed by a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica and lunch.
  • Later-afternoon private visit to the Vatican Galleries and the Sistine Chapel.
  • Dinner in a Roman villa.

Sunday, May 19th 

  • Morning departure via train to Florence. 
  • Visit to the Casa Buonarotti followed by lunch.
  • Afternoon check-in to the Hotel St. Regis in Florence.
  • Later-afternoon private visit to the Bargello Museum, followed by cocktails and dinner.

Monday, May 20th 

  • Morning overview session at the Hotel St. Regis in Florence, prior to visiting the Medici Tombs and the Laurentian Library, followed by a visit to the SS Annunziata to view the current major restoration project for Friends of Florence, the Chiostrino dei Voti (Cloister of the Vows).
  • Luncheon in a private palace.
  • Private visit to the Uffizi Gallery.
  • Evening private visit to the Accademia Gallery, followed by cocktails and dinner at the feet of Michelangelo’s David and Prisoners.

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Tuesday, May 21st 

Departures.

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