Hospes Non Hospi – A Guest Not A Stranger
Tours & Study Days At
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.
The Dalmatian Coast
Friday 8 - Saturday 16 September 2017 (9 Days)
The beautifully furrowed Dalmatian Coast lies on a geopolitical fissure separating east from west - deep roots fed by competing cultural identities. Here, magnificent Roman remains, Venetian forts, palaces, churches and pretty squares will glisten under clear blue skies and beside the Adriatic Sea at Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik and Kotor.
Riga & its surroundings
Monday 11 - Friday 15 September 2017 (5 Days)
Riga is considered the most handsome of the Baltic States’ capitals, and Autumn the most rewarding time to visit its historic palaces, parks and museums. Renowned local guide, Peteris Stumburs will helps us to discover the history and future prospects of Latvia and indeed, all three Baltic States.
Imperial St Petersburg
A Window on the West
Monday 18 - Sunday 24 September 2017 (7 Days)
The creation of St Petersburg reflects Tsar Peter's rejection of cultural isolation and the search for new ideas. Russia opened itself to the expertise of the western world, not least in the visual arts. Discover the Romanov city and country palaces filled with masterpieces by the greatest names, housed in rooms of amazing opulence.
Tuesday 19 - Monday 25 September 2017 (7 Days)
Cradled between the Julian Alps, Austria and the pastures of Slovenia, this lovely part of Italy is a veritable 'horn of plenty' rich in artistic treasures, complemented by marvellous food and wine. Based in handsome Udine, we shall discover the Roman site of Aquileia, the Lombard settlement of Cividale and the Habsburg port city of Trieste.
Exploring Firle & its Treasures
A Collection of Collections
Monday 25 September 2017
Firle Place has been the seat of the Gages since Tudor times and it houses a collection of collections. Family heirlooms have been, augmented by treasures from the Knighleys of Fawsley Hall, the Earls Cowper from Panshanger and the Melbourne collection from Brocket Hall and Melbourne House.
Art & Music in Vienna
Sunday 1 - Thursday 5 October 2017 (5 Days)
Vienna is one of Europe’s most important cities, for centuries capital of the Habsburg Empire. This will be the ideal introduction to its history and the many great museums it contains, including the famed Kunsthistorisches and Lichtenstein Museums. It will also be the perfect opportunity to attend performances at the Vienna State Opera.