Programs & Events

Special Treasures of Tuscany III: The Medieval and Mendicant World

Friday, February 19, 2010 to Monday, February 22, 2010

2010 Winter Program_1
Highlights included:
• A lecture by Dr. Bill Cook on sources and images inspired by the life of St. Francis of Assisi.

• Viewing of the Ghirlandaio fresco cycles at Santa Trinita, followed by lunch at lunch at the Cantinetta Antinori.

2010 Winter Program_2• Viewing of the Santa Croce fresco cycles by Giotto and the Master of St. Francis, followed by a private viewing of the Friends of Florence restoration projects in the Basilica.

• Wine tasting and dinner at Cibreo in the Sant’ Ambrogio area of Florence. 

• A day trip to visit to the towns of Assisi and Montefalco in Umbria. 

• Visits to the medieval towns of Torri, Monte Siepi, and San Galgano. 

• Prosciutto-making demonstration in Chiusdino.

• Visit to the Romanesque church in Mensano and the town of Colle Valdelsa. 

• Special visits to S. Martino, Santa Maria Novella, S. Maria Maddalena, and the Badia, centered around our theme and fresco cycles.