Northern Italy Program 2022
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DAY 1: BOLOGNA – Check-in at Grand Hotel Majestic Bologna & Welcome Dinner

DAY 2: PADOVA – Scrovegni Chapel & St. Anthony’s Basilica

DAY 3: MODENA – Cathedral & Balsamic Vinegar Cellar

DAY 4: MANTOVA: Sant’Andrea Basilica, Palazzo Ducale & Palazzo Te

DAY 5: PARMA – National Gallery, San Giovanni Evangelista Church, Parma Cathedral and Baptistery, Camera di San Paolo & Parmigiano Reggiano Cheesemaker

DAY 6: MILAN – Pinacoteca di Brera, Leonardo’s Last Supper & Michelangelo’s Rondanini Pietà

DAY 7: Check-out of Grand Hotel et de Milan

This week-long program in Italy will examine the Renaissance art and architecture of Northern Italy. Although Florence and Rome are usually considered to be the centers of Renaissance art, many cities north of the Apennines were also centers of extraordinary artistic production. Many believe that this was the result of an artistic “contamination,” as many of Florence’s greatest artists, such as Giotto, Donatello, Alberti, and Leonardo da Vinci, traveled to northern cities, exposing them to the ideas and movements of the Renaissance. Cities such as Parma would instead produce their own local geniuses such as Correggio and Parmigianino, whose work would rival that of any central Italian master. Regardless of the reason, by the end of the 15th century, much of Italy’s greatest art was being produced in cities that are better known today for their industry or culinary traditions. By examining this art, history, and culture of these cities firsthand, we will define the meaning of the Renaissance in Northern Italy.

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7 Days
Tour Type
Italy Programs
Group Size
Average 12
May 29 - June 4, 2022
  • May 29, 2022
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