John Hall Italian Journeys 2016
VENICE FOR PLEASURE, Second edition
Staying in the Bauer Hotel *****. A different programme from last year, including private gardens, lagoon experiences, art, architecture, a Literary Walk, Musica a Palazzo La Traviata, artisan fabrics and our usual meals in private villas and palaces.
£2780 per person in double room (single room supplement £630)
Cost includes: 6 nights at Hotel Bauer, transfers from the recommended BA flights from airport to hotel and back, 6 lunches /dinners, (including 3 in private palaces) Musica a Palazzo opera La Traviata in Palazzo Barbarigo-Minotto.
PARADISE OF EXILES: Florence
A new tour staying in the Hotel Loggiata dei Serviti ****, Piazza SS.Annunziata, Florence. In the final decades of the nineteenth century and until the outbreak of the Second World War, Florence attracted an intriguing colony of English and American expatriates, who bought up the crumbling villas abandoned during Italy’s long struggle for unification. Though art and history formed the main interests of the community, horticulture was a close second. It is this idea of villa life, the community which subscribed to it, and the gardens they created that this tour explores, conducted by Katie Campbell, author of PARADISE OF EXILES The Anglo-American Gardens of Florence (Frances Lincoln, 2009). The tour, like the book, treats equally the gardens, the villas and their occupants, and ends with aperitivi in the Harold Acton Library of the British Institute, with a talk by the librarian on its founding in 1917 by British Florentine expatriates.
£2700 per person in double room (single room supplement £480)
Cost includes: 6 nights at Hotel Loggiata dei Serviti, 6 lunches/dinners, transfers from the recommended BA flights from Pisa airport to hotel and back
ROME: PALACES AND VILLAS – A PRIVATE VIEW
Staying in the Albergo Santa Chiara ***( by the Pantheon). The ultimate insider’s view of Rome, this tour will leave you with memorable impressions of the history and culture of the Popes, with access to their collections both intimate and grand.
£2525 per person in double room (single room supplement £390)
Cost includes: 6 nights at Hotel Santa Chiara, 2 dinners, 1 lunch, transfers from the recommended BA flights from Rome Fiumicino airport to hotel and back
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