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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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exploring persia & iran

ancient frontiers

Iran
Sunday 15 - Sunday 29 April 2018 (15 Days)
Many travellers think twice about visiting Iran, mostly because of poor press coverage. Anyone who has been there in the last few years will tell you that it is a fascinating and welcoming place, totally safe. The landscape is varied, the historic sites amazing and the hotels clean and comfortable. From the Achaemenid ruins at Persepolis to the great mosques of Shiraz and Isfahan, no visitor is left unmoved.

ferrara, mantua & modena

courtly italy

Italy
Wednesday 25 - Sunday 29 April 2018 (5 Days)
Fifteenth century Italy was a patchwork of states large and small. Punching somewhat about their weight, the Este family in Ferrara and the Gonzaga in Mantua presided over two of the most sophisticated courts of northern Italy during the renaissance. Discover this cultured world, its rulers and the artists who served them: Pisanello, Mantegna, Giulio Romano, Titian and Rubens.

villas & gardens of the italian lakes

Horticultural heaven

Italy
Saturday 28 April - Friday 4 May 2018 (7 Days)
Garlanded with princely villas, pretty villages and stunning alpine scenery, Lakes Como, Maggiore and Orta have long drawn artists, poets and gardeners to their shores. We too shall bask in the Arcadian dreamscape of these Lakes with visits to many privately-owned gardens and villas throughout our gently-paced spring week, with on occasion, generous hospitality from their owners.

exploring persia & iran

ancient frontiers

Iran
Sunday 6 - Sunday 20 May 2018 (15 Days)
Many travellers think twice about visiting Iran, mostly because of poor press coverage. Anyone who has been there in the last few years will tell you that it is a fascinating and welcoming place, totally safe. The landscape is varied, the historic sites amazing and the hotels clean and comfortable. From the Achaemenid ruins at Persepolis to the great mosques of Shiraz and Isfahan, no visitor is left unmoved.

philadelphia & the duponts

american arcadias

USA
Thursday 10 - Thursday 17 May 2018 (8 Days)
Prosperity, tolerance and scientific pursuit made Philadelphia the wealthiest and first true Atlantic metropolis of the American world. The Athenian symmetry of the city is still reflected in many classical architectural styles and the extraordinary art collections displayed at the Museum of Art, the Barnes Collection is complemented by the houses and gardens created for the Du Pont family.

unspoilt romania

a medieval world

Romania
Sunday 13 - Wednesday 23 May 2018 (11 Days)
There is much more to Romania than the dreaded Count Dracula. Our visit will introduce you to an amazing heritage of medieval and later buildings and works of art. Wooden churches, painted monasteries and fortified 'Saxon' settlements are all of outstanding quality, Seize the opportunity to see this untouched world as it adapts to modernity.