|THE REST OF THE SEMESTER, Florence sites visited roughly in this order
Arno River (photo credit: HSU student Charles Lambert, 2013)
Etruscan Tomb, National Archeological Museum, Florence, 4th-1st century bce
Professor Fawcett and some of the HSU students, 2013, Archeological Museum (photo credit: HSU student Charles Lambert, 2013).
ABOVE: From the Bargello Museum - Left, early 5th century ivory diptych of Adam in the Garden; Right, Donatello's David (famous, famous!)
Above: ANDREA del SARTO's Last Supper, San Salvi, 1520-25
ABOVE: View of Santa Croce, photo taken from the top of Giotto's Tower (Duomo)
Above: Forge life-long friendships while you study!
ABOVE: INSIDE the dome of the Florence Cathedral (yes we'll climb to the top!)
ABOVE: Deposition, MICHELANGELO, 1550,
Museo dell' Opera del Duomo
ABOVE: one of the pulpit panels by LUCA della ROBBIA, 1431-38, Museo dell' Opera del Duomo
ABOVE: Interior, Santo Spirito, designed by BRUNELLESCHI
ABOVE: Choir, Santa Maria Novella, with GHIRLANDAIO's Tornabuoni fresco cycle
ABOVE: Detail of a Medici Prince and his tutor, from fresco entitled "The Confirmation and Rule of St. Francis," Sassetti Chapel, Santa Trinita, 1483-86
Above: GHIRLANDAIO's Last Supper,
San Ognissanti, fresco, 1480
ABOVE: View inside the Piazza Signoria, Left: Palazzo Vecchio, Right: Loggio Lenzi (the Uffizi begins in the center, background)
ABOVE: HSU students listening to a local guide, Piazza Signoria, 2013.
ABOVE: Grand Council Room, Palazzo Vecchio, 16th century
ABOVE: Aerial view of San Lorenzo Church and Monastery (photo taken from the top of the Duomo dome)
Above: MICHELANGELO: Detail of Dawn,
from the Tomb of Lorenzo sculptural group,
(New) Medici Chapel, San Lorenzo
ABOVE: Chapel of the Princes,
San Lorenzo, 17th-18th century
Above: FRA ANGELICO's Annunciation, fresco, in the hallway of the monk's dormitory, San Marco
ABOVE: another scene Annunciation inside a monk's cell, San Marco, by FRA ANGELICO
or his students
ABOVE: You never know when you might see a parade in the streets of Florence!
ABOVE: View of Florence from San Miniato al Monte (yes that's your teacher, a few years ago!)
ABOVE: HSU student watercoloring in the countryside just outside Florence, 2013.
Lectures and/or workshops at SRISA
Likely 1/2-day visits to the following famous sites: National Archeological Museum, San Minato al Monte * (public bus), Bargello Museum, San Salvi: DEL SARTO's Last Supper (public bus), Santa Croce and Pazzi Chapel,Santissima Annunziata, Loggia of the Hospital of the Innocents, the Duomo, Baptistery of San Giovanni, Museo dell'Opera dell Duomo, Santa Spirito, Santa Maria del Carmine (MASACCIO's Brancacci Chapel), Santa Maria Novella, Santa Trinita (GHIRLANDAIO's Sassetti Chapel), Church of S. Ognissanti (GHIRLANDAIO's Last Supper), Palazzo Vecchio & the Loggia Lenzi, San Lorenzo: Old and New Medici Chapels, Palazzo Medici-Riccardi (GOZZOLI's Medici Chapel) , San Marco, Convent of Santa Apollonia (CASTAGNO's Last Supper), Palazzo Pitti and its various museums, Boboli Gardens, the Accademia (MICHELANGELO's DAVID!), and the Uffizi.
The rest of the time on your own. NOTE that SRISA's Fall Break is October 23 - November 1 (time to travel and/or stay put and work on your projects and assignments!)
ABOVE: Interior view of San Miniato
al Monte, 11th century
ABOVE: Interior view of Santa Croce (begun 13th century), nave looking east (includes Michelangelo's Tomb, Giotto's Bardi and Peruzzi Chapels)
ABOVE: View of Piazza del Duomo
(L to R: Baptistery of San Giovanni,
Duomo, Giotto's Tower)
Looking up under the dome, Duomo
ABOVE: looking up inside the Florence Baptistery of San Giovanni (photo credit: HSU student Charles Lambert, 2013).
Above: GHIBERTI's Gates of Paradise (east doors to Baptistery of San Giovanni, across from the entrance to the Duomo), 1525-52
ABOVE: Santa Maria Novella, Florence
Above: Professor Fawcett getting a shot of Ghirlandaio's Last Supper, Church of San Ognissanti (just around the corner from SRISA headquarters!)
Above: MASACCIO's Holy Trinity, ca. 1428, fresco inside Santa Maria Novella
ABOVE: Left wall of MASACCIO/Masolino's Brancacci Chapel, ca. 1427,
Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence
Above: PETER PAUL RUBEN's Consequences of War,
1637-38, Palatine Gallery, Pitti Palace
Above: RAPHAEL's Madonna of the Chair, 1514, Palatine Gallery, Pitti Palace
ABOVE: Interior view of room inside Palazzo Pitti
ABOVE: One of many views of the extensive Boboli Gardens to the rear of the Palazzo Pitti
Above:View of the Palazzo Vecchio from the Uffizi
Above: BOTTICELLI's Birth of Venus, 1480, Uffizi
Above: CARAVAGGIO's Sacrifice of Isaac,
Above: MICHELANGELO's David,
Above: SIMONE MARTINI's Annunciation
Altarpiece, 1333, Uffizi
Above: TITIAN's Venus of Urbino, 1538, Uffizi
Above: PIERO della FRANCESCA's Double
Portrait of Duke Federico Montefeltro and
His Wife, 1465-66, Uffizi
Note that SRISA field trips (optional ones not included in your package cost) are still being finalized, so may change.
Siena, SRISA day trip, details TBA.
Venice, SRISA overnight trip, DATES TBA: OPTIONAL for all participants, extra fee: 250 Euro.
Rome (HSU trip, included in your package cost) 3 days, 2 nights, DATES TBA
Urbino,(HSU trip, included in your package cost) 2 days, 1 night, DATES TBA
Ravenna, (HSU trip, included in your package cost) 2 days, 1 night, DATES TBA
Above: Aerial view of Colosseum, Rome,
1st century CE (photo credit: HSU student Charles Lambert, 2013)
Above: View of Roman Forum, Rome,
towards the Colosseum
Above: HSU students using the Roman subway, 2013 (photo credit: HSU student Charles Lambert).
Above: RAPHAEL's (famous, famous) School of Athens, 1510-11, Stanza della Segnatura, Vatican
Above: HSU students climbing the streets of Urbino, 2005
Above: Gallery, San Vitale, Ravenna, 5-6th centuries.
Above: HSU students listening to the local guide, San Vitale, Ravenna, 5-6th centuries.
Above: Professor Fawcett still in awe of the mosaics in San Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna!
Above: Basilica of St. Peter's, west facade
ROME: Transfer by coach or train to Rome and return. For our group only.
In Rome, guided visits to St. Peter's Basilica & Square, the VATICAN (including MICHELANGELO's SISTINE CHAPEL and RAPHAEL's STANZA DELLA SEGNATURA), the Colosseum and Forum, and an Early Christian catacomb.
Other possible churches in Rome we may visit (optional, if we have time, some entrance fees may be small extra charge): SS. Cosma e Damiano, Santa Maria della Vittoria, Il Gesu, Santa Maria del Popolo, San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane.
Two nights in 3-star Hotel (TBA), Rome. Continental breakfast included.
Above: SISTINE CHAPEL, inside the Vatican, Rome, 15th-16th centuries
Above: View inside Early Christian catacomb near Rome, 3rd-5th century
Above: Interior of St. Peter's under the crossing:
BERNINI's Baldacchino, 1624
Urbino: Transfer by coach or train to Urbino and return. For our group only.
Above: Overall view of Urbino, Italy
In Urbino, guided visits to the Ducal Palace, the Marche National Picture Gallery, Raphael's house and explore the beautiful town with its narrow hilltop streets.
Ravenna: Transfer by coach or train to Ravenna and return. For our group only.
Above: Detail of Painting inside the Ducal Palace, Urbino. Duke Federico Montefeltro, the big cheese in Urbino during the 15th century, ruthless mercenary and great art collector (we'll learn all about him and lots more...)
Above: San Vitale in Ravenna, covered in 5-6th century mosaics, still as bright as when they were first created!
In Ravenna, guided visits to the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, San Vitale and San Apollinare Nuova. Possibly, if have time: San Apollinare in Classe.
Above: The streets of Ravenna