3 nights from £699 pp.
Selected departures July and August 2012.
Painter, sculptor, architect, designer, theorist and scientist Leonardo Da Vinci created some of the most famous images in European art and after the huge success of the Da Vinci exhibition at The National Gallery we have arranged a superb new tour to visit Milan and view what is most arguably his best piece of work 'The Last Supper' which he painted for the wall of the refectory of Santa Maria della Grazie.
Join Dr Peter Higginson, an expert art historian, who will help you see this hugely important work by the unparalleled Da Vinci in the context of when it was painted and give you a glimpse into the background of the painter himself, as well as visiting some of Milan's best art galleries and churches, where you will discover a whole wealth of wonderful art from the greatest artists of both Italy and Europe.
HotelWindsor Hotel, Milan
Located in the historical Roman centre of Milan, the 4-star Windsor Hotel has recently been refurbished to a high standard and offers a restaurant, bar, gym and comfortable bedrooms with bath/shower, satellite TV, telephone, air-conditioning, mini bar and safety deposit box.
ItineraryDay 1: Fly with Alitalia from London Heathrow to Milan and transfer by coach to hotel for check in for 3 night stay on bed and breakfast basis. Visit to the Milan Duomo and surrounding area with Dr Peter Higginson. Welcome reception and evening lecture by Dr Peter Higginson followed by 3-course dinner with wine.
Day 2: Full day tour to include a visit to Saint Maria della Grazie to view Leonardo's Last Supper c.1494-97, the interior of Bramante's church and cloister and Pinacoteca Ambrosiana including Leonardo's Portrait of a Young Man ('The Musician') c.1486-87.
Day 3: Brief morning visit to Castello Sforzesco - Salla della Asse for Leonardo's ceiling decoration. Proceed onto Bergamo with entrance included to the Galleria dell Accadamia Carrara.
Day 4: Morning visit to the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnica: Leonardo da Vinci Gallery followed by a visit to Saint Lorenzo alle Colonne, Leonardo's favourite church in Milan. Late afternoon transfer to the airport for return journey home.
NB: Exact order of excursions may vary according to local conditions and tour manager's discretion.
- Return scheduled flights with Alitalia from London Heathrow to Milan
- 3 nights' accommodation on bed and breakfast basis at the 4-star Windsor Hotel, Milan based on shared occupancy of a twin/double room
- Welcome reception
- First evening 3-course dinner with wine at the hotel
- Lecture by Dr Peter Higginson
- Airport transfers, tours and entrance fees
- Tour manager throughout
- Single room supplement
- Holiday insurance
- Meals other than those stated
- Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls etc
- Porterage and gratuities
|Departure Date||Duration||Status||Per Person||Single Supplement||Board Basis|
|10-Jul-2012||3||Available||£699||£93||Bed and Breakfast|
|07-Aug-2012||3||Available||£699||£93||Bed and Breakfast|
Your lecturer - Dr Peter Higginson
Dr Peter Higginson is a free-lance lecturer at a number of London institutes. He specialises in the art and culture of early modern Europe and the Modern period. Peter has taught numerous university courses abroad in Rome, Florence, Venice, Paris, Madrid and Barcelona, and also has wide experience in leading cultural tours to different parts of Europe and the world, which at present include directing programmes in Rome, and the surrounding province of Lazio, Venice, Florence and Cuba.