6 Weeks in Italy You'll Never Forget

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6 Weeks in Italy You'll Never Forget

from £9,400
Duration: 6 weeks
Countries: Italy
Travel Italy with new friends; study the greatest works of art & architecture in Europe; discuss history, theology, politics & philosophy with fascinating, brilliant and dynamic tutors.
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6 Weeks in Italy You'll Never Forget

 

Spend 6 weeks travelling through Italy with a group of new friends, studying the greatest works of art & architecture, in the most evocative cities in Europe. Discuss major themes of European history, theology, politics & philosophy with fascinating, brilliant and dynamic tutors.

Every year, Art History Abroad takes students aged around 18-22 to the great cultural centres of Italy. Our tutors are young, unstuffy and expert, most of them Masters who know how to make the obvious extraordinary and the unusual captivating.

We have been going to Italy for nearly 30 years and have a reputation for giving our students not what they expect but more than they could ever dream of - including private visits to places like the Basilica of St Mark, Venice.

This is a voyage of discovery - six weeks that will last you all your life. But don't just take our word for it: many of our new students come because they know someone who has been on a course with us and we can put you in touch with past students - just ask us. We have a list of people who would not mind being called. Meanwhile, take a look at who we are and what we do, and decide what further questions you may have.

What will I see?

  • Venice
  • Bologna or Verona
  • Florence
  • Siena or Perugia
  • Naples
  • Rome

We make day excursions to at least six of the following towns: Padua, Vicenza, Bologna, Ravenna, Modena, Urbino, Pisa, San Gimignano, Arezzo, Orvieto, Pompeii , Herculaneum and Tivoli.

The course is taught entirely on-site, with a typical day split into morning and afternoon tutorial sessions, not too long and not too short (visiting 2-4 sites in each). This close, first-hand experience of paintings, sculpture and architecture acts as a natural springboard for discussion.

The itinerary is very carefully designed to be chronological and thematic within the restraints of geographical location (not too much walking!) and opening times.

The first five days are usually spent introducing basic themes and subjects which are worked up throughout the entire course. In this way, a series of cross-references builds up over the duration of six weeks as recurrent themes pose themselves, and a solid foundation in terminology is created: architectural (vocabulary and descriptive terms), classical or biblical narrative (myths and stories), geographical (Italy and Europe), basic datelines, and general themes like politics, propaganda and patronage.

Accommodation

All our hotels in Italy are selected for their location and character. In Rome we stay in the arty, buzzy Trastevere district, in Florence we stay a stone's throw from the Duomo and in Venice we stay just steps away from the magnificent Frari church. In each case the hotels are family run and we have used them for years. Rooms are generally shared in 2s, 3s or 4s and have private bathrooms.

We choose our hotels so that most of the sites we see are within walking distance and we are in the heart of the city, close to the restaurants. It is important to us not to waste time commuting and vital that students should be in the most atmospheric, 'sugestivo', part of the cities we visit.

When we move between cities we often take the train or occasionally we hire a bus. The train is perhaps more fun, with a real sense of travel.

 

 


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Price details:

from £9,400

What's included:

All accommodation, breakfast, tuition in small groups, all transport in Italy when concerned with teaching, all museum entrance fees, notes and reading lists.

Not included in the fees:

Flights, lunch and dinner, spending money, travel insurance, repatriation insurance and cancellation insurance.

Scholarships:

Scholarships are available, please contact us to find out more.

Review:

“I had the most amazing time on the AHA course and would recommend it anyone even if they have never done History of Art before. I hadn’t done History of Art before and it wasn’t a problem as the tutors are very good at explaining everything as well as keeping it interesting with games and their general enthusiasm bouncing between paintings and sculpture starts to resemble some kind of dance!

Spending 6 weeks with 15 other people also means you get to know them well and hopefully make life long friends ships. The evenings spent in bars and restaurants are great fun and an easy way to break the ice when you don’t know anyone else.

Some special moments were the Scrovegni Chapel, a private tour of St. Marks, visiting the underground Etruscan tunnels and visiting a textile factory in Venice. I can’t think of a better way to spend 6 weeks.” Emily Asprey, London, 5th June, 2015

Valid Dates:

Spring                   23 Jan - 06 Mar 2017
Early Summer           24 Apr - 05 Jun 2017
Autumn                 30 Oct - 11 Dec 2017

About Art History Abroad

Travel with us to Italy to be blown away by the greatest minds, works and concepts in European history. This is not just a European city tour, but a life changing experience that you will carry to the grave.

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Resting in the gardens at the Villa: Este in Tivoli

Resting in the gardens at the Villa: Este in Tivoli

Students on the rooftops

Students on the rooftops

Anna and Meg at the Colosseum

Anna and Meg at the Colosseum

The rose garden at the beautiful monastery of Subiaco

The rose garden at the beautiful monastery of Subiaco

Gelati...

Gelati...

A bit of welcome shade

A bit of welcome shade

Winding through the streets of Rome

Winding through the streets of Rome

The view from the roof of St Mark's, Venice

The view from the roof of St Mark's, Venice

A walk through Florence

A walk through Florence

Detail from Pisa's magnificent Duomo

Detail from Pisa's magnificent Duomo

Buffalo mozzarella the size of your head, Naples

Buffalo mozzarella the size of your head, Naples

Always look up...

Always look up...

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