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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.

We are in the process of publishing our revised 2021 programme following the impact of Covid-19. You can find the draft programme under the 'News' here

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Connoisseurs' Yorkshire

Amidst the Hills & Dales

UK
Sunday 26 September - Friday 1 October 2021 (6 Days)
North and East Yorkshire shelter in their midst some of the finest examples of medieval architecture, country houses and wonderful gardens. Based in Harrogate, this tour will include a mix of visits to some old favourites such as Harewood House and Newby Hall and some houses and gardens which are not open to the public on a regular basis.

connoisseurs' rome

behind closed doors

Italy
Saturday 2 - Thursday 7 October 2021 (6 Days)
This is a remarkable opportunity to explore a Rome normally concealed behind closed doors. From our hotel located directly next to the Pantheon you will be taken to visit the city's most important palaces and art collections. There will be an evening private visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, and many lesser-known jewels in the city. There is no other visit to Rome of this quality.

the Hilltowns of Umbria

Frontier frescoes

Italy
Wednesday 6 - Monday 11 October 2021 (6 Days)
Mention Umbria, and medieval hill-towns stretching through verdant Italian countryside come to mind; the most famous Perugia, Orvieto and above all, Assisi, forever associated with St Francis. This leisurely visit is designed to introduce you not only to these three famous oases of architecture, art and culture, but to other equally rewarding towns such as Spoleto, Spello, Montefalco and the wonderful landscape itself.

Sicily Ancient & Modern

Complex Crossroads

Italy
Tuesday 12 - Thursday 21 October 2021 (10 Days)
Sicily has been a strategic prize fought over for millennia by competing cultures, all attracted by its location and natural resources. Their marks have been left via amazing Greek temples, Roman villas, Norman churches and mosaics and baroque palaces - all complemented by the excellent cuisine and wines.

Connoisseurs’ venice

Patricians & Painters

Italy
Wednesday 3 - Monday 8 November 2021 (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.

Donizetti in Bergamo

A festive weekend

Italy
Thursday 18 - Monday 22 November 2021 (5 Days)
Bergamo is a most handsome small city. Each November it hosts an annual celebration of Gaetano Donizetti, one of Italy’s most engaging (and prolific) composers, and a Bergamo native. Our new tour will combine a weekend of music with the other delights of this lovely city, full of stunning churches, private palaces and one of Italy’s best smaller picture galleries.