A 6 day 5 night art appreciation holiday lead by Mr Frank Milner to Italy, stopping in Perugia at the 4* Sangallo Palace Hotel located in the centre of the old town. All entrances and local transport costs are included.
- Piero della Francesca
- National Gallery of Umbria
Full Tour Details
Sunday 16th September 2017
Departing from Washway Farm at 04.30am we transfer to Manchester Airport for our 07.30am flight with Ryan Air to Rome Ciampino arriving late morning. After departing from the Airport we transfer by coach to the Sangallo Palace Hotel, Perugia.
We will stop for lunch en route (possibly Spello depending on timings/opening times). In the evening we will take a brief orientation tour of Perugia. It may be possible to arrange a group dinner at “The Seventh Seal” restaurant. We stay at the hotel for 5 nights on a B&B basis.
Monday 17th September 2018
Today we travel to Assisi, departing from the hotel at 09.30am. We shall be focusing on a wide range of frescoes by some of the greatest Italian artists: Cimabue, Giotto, Simone Martini, Pietro Lorenzetti.
Our visit to medieval Assisi will include the world famous Basilica of San Francesco and the church of Santa Chiara.
Tuesday 18th September 2018
This morning we shall be travelling to: Monterchi, Borgo San Sepolchro and Arrezzo, departing from the hotel at 09.30am.
Our main focus is the altarpieces and frescoes of the great Piero della Francesca. In his birthplace at Borgo San Sepolchro the city museum has some of his best altarpieces. Monterchi, a small nearby country town has his fresco of the pregnant Madonna (all pregnant women are admitted free to this gallery) and in Arezzo we visit his masterpiece fresco cycle of the True Cross.
Wednesday 19th September 2018
Today we depart from the hotel at 08.00am and visit Urbino
It will be a 95 minute drive and we shall visit the birthplace of Raphael where we visit the Renaissance palace of Federico Montefeltro.
Thursday 20th September 2018
After breakfast we take a walking tour through Perugia. In the morning we visit Perugino’s frescoes (assisted by the young Raphael) in the Collegio del Cambio, then the National Gallery of Umbria, and conclude with the fountain by Nicolo Pisano.
We then have some free time from 12.30pm with an optional meet-up at 4pm to walk to the oratory of St Bernadino and the Etruscan Gate of the city.
Friday 21st September 2018
After checking out of the hotel we travel to Viterbo plus a visit to either Villa Lante or Bomarzo. In the morning we visit one of the famous Renaissance gardens at Villa Lante or Bomarzo followed by an afternoon tour of the Papal Palace and surroundings in Viterbo.
Our return flight to Manchester departs from Rome Ciampino at 21.45 approximately.
N.B This itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances such as Church services etc
Location Map - Sangallo Palace Hotel, Italy
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