Programs & Events

Special Treasures of Tuscany VIII: Following the Trail of Piero della Francesca and the World of the Renaissance Courts

Thursday, February 11, 2016 to Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Our Winter 2016 Program in Italy - Special Treasures of Tuscany VIII: Following the Trail of Piero della Francesca and the World of the Renaissance Courts - explored masterpieces by Piero della Francesca from Florence to Arezzo, Anghiari, San Sepolcro, and Urbino. The trip will began with a brief lecture on Thursday afternoon, February 11th and end with a special dinner on Monday night, February 15th.

Itinerary

Thursday, February 11th

  • 3:00PM - Welcome session, with a brief lecture by program historians Ross King and Bill Cook, in the Sala Guarnieri, Hotel Lungarno.  
  • Visits to the Brancacci Chapel in the Church of the Carmine and to the Benozzo Gozzoli Chapel in the Medici Riccardi Palace.
  • Dinner in a historic trattoria in Florence.

Friday, February 12th

  • 9:00AM - Departure for Arezzo. 
  • Visit to the Basilica di San Francesco to view the Legend of the True Cross fresco cycle by Piero della Francesca and other related sites.
  • Lunch in Arezzo.
  • Afternoon visit to Monterchi to view della Francesca's Madonna del Parto.
  • Arrival in San Sepolcro in the later afternoon and check-in at our hotel.
  • Dinner in San Sepolcro.

Saturday, February 13th 

  • Visits to various Piero della Francesca-related sites in San Sepolcro.
  • Departure for Urbino, with lunch en route.
  • Arrival in Urbino and check-in at our hotel.
  • Explore the Palazzo Ducale.
  • Dinner in Urbino.

Sunday, February 14th  

  • Visit various sites in Urbino.
  • Departure for Florence in the early afternoon, with later-afternoon return to the Hotel Lungarno.
  • Dinner in Florence.

Monday, February 15th   

  • Private visit to the Uffizi Gallery to view Piero della Francesca masterpieces and other related artworks.
  • Lunch.
  • Visit Santa Croce and other sites.
  • Private visit to the Museum of San Marco, followed by cocktails and dinner at the museum.

Tuesday, February 16th  

  • Departures. 
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