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Tours & Study Days At
Ciceroni Travel

Our company name, CICERONI, is the Italian word for a group of eighteenth century ‘Grand Tour’ guides. We create and conduct our tours in the relaxed and informative manner of the Grand Tour with a particular accent on private visits. We use comfortable hotels in enviable country and city locations while good food and wine are an important part of our sense of hospitality. Our study days focus on individual themes, collections and exhibitions, offering an independent overview of each subject, many of which complement our tour programme.

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Connoisseurs’ venice

Patricians & Painters

Italy
Monday 11 - Saturday 16 November 2019 (6 Days)
Be you a novice or seasoned visitor to Venice, we offer a privileged introduction to this magical city: palaces that are not open to the public; St Mark’s and its mosaics, seen privately at night; magical Torcello, “a positive ecstasy of melancholia” as Jan Morris described it; art galleries for the connoisseur – all seen at a time when the city is at its most quiet and serene.

connoisseurs' versailles

behind the arras

France
Sunday 17 - Friday 22 November 2019 (6 Days)
Discover Versailles, the most famous palace in the world, as we explore not only its fabulous State Apartments, but also the more intimate and private spaces used by the French royal family which are not open to the public. Led by Rosalind Savill, an expert on French culture and the decorative arts, this will be a memorable ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity.
Study Day

Myth & Reality

Troy:

UK
Tuesday 26 November 2019
Troy is a story where history, myth and legend all blend together to create a whole new tale of historical ‘truths’, religion and fantastical tales. We explore these themes in the British Museum's exhibition 'Troy: myth & reality' with Muddy Archaeologist, Gillian Hovell

Leonardo & the Court of Milan

The Universal Artist

Italy
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.

Dutch & Spanish masters

REMBRANDT & Velázquez

Netherlands
Tuesday 7 - Friday 10 January 2020 (4 Days)
As part of 2019: The Year of Rembrandt, celebrating the 400th anniversary of his birth, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, in conjunction with Madrid’s Prado, have organised an exhibition which will examine the work of both these painters in the company of their major contemporaries. Our visit will place them in their historic context with time spent in both The Hague and Amsterdam.

Dutch & Spanish masters

REMBRANDT & Velázquez

Netherlands
Monday 13 - Thursday 16 January 2020 (4 Days)
As part of 2019: The Year of Rembrandt, celebrating the 400th anniversary of his birth, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, in conjunction with Madrid’s Prado, have organised an exhibition which will examine the work of both these painters in the company of their major contemporaries. Our visit will place them in their historic context with time spent in both The Hague and Amsterdam.