Aquileia, Ravenna & Torcello
Tuesday 1 - Saturday 5 October 2019 (5 Days)
Italy underwent enormous changes as the Roman Empire collapsed: the capital moved from Milan to Ravenna, the ruler (and his religion) changed from a Roman to an Ostrogoth, the Byzantines invaded. The visual arts mirrored these rapid changes, leading in time to the emergence of the accepted visual shorthand of medieval religious art, brought vividly to life via the splendours of Ravenna, Torcello, Aquileia, Grado and Pomposa.
the heritage of catalonia
roman, medieval & modernist
Sunday 13 - Saturday 19 October 2019 (7 Days)
Beautiful Mediterranean Catalonia, with its rich language, culture and cuisine (markedly different from the rest of Spain), is explored through the Roman archaeology of Tarragona, the splendour of Girona’s Arab and Jewish heritage and Barcelona’s expression of Catalan nature through the architectural legacy of Modernisme.
Leonardo & the Court of Milan
The Universal Artist
Tuesday 3 - Saturday 7 December 2019 (5 Days)
Leonardo da Vinci has always been regarded as the towering artist of what we call the Renaissance. To his contemporaries he was THE innovator, the most original, inventive and curious of artists. Yet few realised the huge range of his questing intelligence. Discover this ‘universal man’ during our tour to Milan, coinciding with the city’s 500th anniversary celebrations.
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