There is much more to Tuscany than Florence and Chianti
— Tom Rankin, Study Leader

Architecture, Gardens, Great Food and Astonishing Views

Tuscany isn’t just the Renaissance and food. It is here that modern cities developed in the late middle ages, and where some of the most innovative artists and inventors worked. It has managed to reconcile humanism and the natural landscape, using art as a means of communication. And the food is pretty good too.

DATES: 25 April - 1 May 2021 (7 days and 6 nights )
STUDY LEADERS: Tom Rankin and chosen English-speaking experts in art and architecture.

COST:  From $5,000/person double-occupancy including 6 nights bed and breakfast; meals and other food (including wine), activities, and transport as described. Private room supplement US$1,000.

  • Depart from and return to Rome

  • Three nights in the Val D’Orcia, and three nights in Florence

  • Led by Tom Rankin, an architect,  you will have the opportunity to explore the unique architecture, archaeology, and cultural delights.

  • Visit panoramic gardens and villas where few tourists venture

  • See and smell some of the most lush and romantic Renaissance gardens.

  • Linger over lunch at a hillside vineyard or, if you desire, hike in the Tuscan hills.

  • Stroll the elegant streets of Siena

  • See the world’s best-preserved medieval architecture.