|DFW to Italy
||Group meets at DFW Airport, Texas (gate TBA) by 8 am. Delta Flight 1445 leaves DFW at 10:10 am.
Arrive JFK Airport, 2:57 pm, leave JFK on Air France Flight 023 at 4:20 pm
(Note that flight details are always subject to change)
|21-22 May 2018
Arrival: Day 2 & 3
Night time in historic Florence
looking towards the Duomo
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Arrive Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, 5:45 am, leave Paris CDG on Air France Flight 1066 at 7:20 am.
Arrive Amerigo Vespucci Airport, Florence at 9:05 am.
Check into housing. Balance of the day to rest and explore.
Next morning, meet at SRISA for orientation.
The front door to the San Gallo Fine Arts Studio campus, Santa Reparata International School of Art (one of 3 campuses within a two-block area.)
|the rest of Week One...
ABOVE: Etruscan Tomb, National Archeological Museum, Florence, 4th-1st century bce
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: View of Florence from San Miniato al Monte
Lectures and/or workshops at SRISA
Likely 1/2-day visits to the following famous sites: National Archeological Museum, Bargello Museum, Santa Croce and Pazzi Chapel.
Friday, May 25: DAY TRIP TO SIENA!
The rest of the time on your own
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: BRUNELLESCHI's (famous, famous) loggia, Hospital of the Innocents, 1424-1445
ABOVE: Detail of east doors of Florence Baptistery, GHIBERTI,original gilded bronze panel, Museo dell' Opera del Duomo
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: View of Piazza del Duomo
(L to R: Baptistery of San Giovanni,
Duomo, Giotto's Tower)
Looking up under the dome, Duomo
Lectures and/or workshops at SRISA
Optional SRISA-sponsored day trip to Chianti, Friday, June 1, cost extra.
Likely 1/2-day visits to the following famous sites: San Miniato al Monte, Orsanmichele, Santissima Annunziata, Loggia of the Hospital of the Innocents, the Convent of Sant' Apollonia (Castagno's Last Supper), San Salvi (Del Sarto's Last Supper), Santa Maria del Carmine (MASACCIO's Brancacci Chapel), Santa Maria Novella, the Duomo, Museo dell' Opera del Duomo, Baptistery of San Giovanni.
The rest of the time on your own
ABOVE: looking up inside the Florence Baptistery of San Giovanni
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: 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
FLORENCE and Naples
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: 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: A Renaissance Villa!
(Villa Medici di Poggia a Caiano)
2-week participants have arrived!
Optional SRISA-led day trip to Portovenere, Saturday, June 9. Cost extra: 80Euro.
Custom HSU-Group trip to Naples and Herculaneum, Sunday-Tuesday, June 10-12 (all participants, see SIDE TRIPS below for details).
Likely 1/2-day visits to the following famous sites: Santa Trinita (GHIRLANDAIO's Sassetti Chapel), Palazzo Rucellai, 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).
Above: The Arno River in Florence with Ponte Sta. Trinita and Ponte Vecchio beyond
HSU art history group sitting at the entrance of the Church of San Lorenzo
on a previous Florentine visit
San Lorenzo, 1421-28
ABOVE: Detail from GOZZOLI's Medici Chapel, fresco, inside the Medici-Riccardi Palace, 1459-60
ABOVE: Another view of the Medici Chapel inside the Medici-Riccardi Palace
Above: Portrait of Girolamo Savonarola by Fra Bartolomeo, Museo San Marco
Above: CASTAGNO's Last Supper in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Apollonia, fresco (located just around the corner from Santa Reparata Fine Arts campus!)
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: One of many views of the extensive Boboli Gardens to the rear of the Palazzo Pitti
Above: View from the Uffizi looking towards Palazzo Vecchio, Florence
Above: BOTTICELLI's Birth of Venus, 1480, Uffizi
Above: CARAVAGGIO's Sacrifice of Isaac, 1601-02, Uffizi
Lab and research time to finish up projects.
ABOVE: Interior view of room inside Palazzo Pitti
Group trips to the Cloister of the Scalzo, Monastery of San Marco, Museo Strozzi, Palazzo Pitti and its various museums, Boboli Gardens, the Accademia (MICHELANGELO's DAVID!), and the Uffizi.
Optional SRISA-sponsored overnight trip to Rome (cost extra) to see the Basilica of St. Peter's, the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and the Roman Forum (June 15-16, SEE Side Trips below for details).
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
Siena, day trip, FRIDAY, May 25: Included for 1-month itinerary only.
Chianti, day trip, Friday, June 1: OPTIONAL for extra fee of 80 Euro (one-month participants only).
Portovenere, day trip, Saturday, June 9: OPTIONAL for all participants, extra fee of 80 Euro.
Naples and Herculaneum (HSU group only), 3 days, 2 nights, Sunday-Tuesday, June 10-12: included in both 1-month and 2-week itineraries.
Rome, overnight trip, Friday-Saturday, June 15-16: OPTIONAL for all participants, extra fee: 280 Euro.
Above: AMBROGIO LORENZETTI's Good Government fresco, 1338-1340, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena
Above: Nave toward the east, SIENA DUOMO,
begun 13th century
Above: St. Peter's Cathedral, Rome
Above: National Archeological Museum, Naples
Above: detail of mosaic inside lararium (house shrine) inside house, Herculaneum, ca. 1st century A.D.
Above: Skeletons of those trying to flee the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, harbor, Herculaneum, 79 AD.
Above: Guide with HSU student Brittany Kuppin, April 2016, at the fauces (entrance portal) of a house, Herculaneum.
Above: A downtown street in Naples
Above: Palazzo Pubblico, Siena
SIENA : Transfer by coach to Siena and return same day. In Siena, guided visits to Piazza Pubblico, and the Siena Duomo with optional visits to the Palazzo Pubblico, the Duomo Baptistery and the Museo Duomo (that includes Duccio's MAESTA).
CHIANTI: Transfer by coach to the Chianti region and return the same day. Visit the small Tuscan town of Greve. Tour the vineyards at the Castle of Verazzano and learn about Tuscan wine making. Light lunch and wine tasting.
PORTOVENERE: Transfer by coach to the seaside town of Portovenere and return the same day. SRISA leader, walking tour, aperitivo.
ROME: Transfer by coach or train for overnight trip to Rome. In Rome, guided visits include the Basilica of St. Peter, the Vatican and Sistine Chapel, and the Roman Colosseum.
NAPLES and HERCULANEUM: Transfer by train to Naples and return. For our group only.
In Naples, guided walking tour of parts of the city, visit the National Archeological Museum, and if time the Capodimonti Museum. Half-day visit by train to the archeological site of Herculaneum (a resort city for the wealthy covered by the ashes of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79).
Other possible sites in Naples we may visit (optional, if we have time, some entrance fees may be small extra charge): Castel Nuovo, Pio Monte della Misericordia, Gallery Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano.
Two nights in 3-star Hotel (TBA), Naples. Continental breakfast included.
Above: General view of archeological site of Herculaneum
Above: View of atrium of house in Herculaneum, ca. 1st century AD.
Above: detail of wall painting from house in Herculaneum, 1st century AD.
Above: Caravaggio's Flagellation of Christ, 1607, Capidomonte Museum, Naples
Above: View of harbour at Portovenere, the Italian Ligurian coast
Above: View of countryside near Chianti, Tuscany
20-21 June 2018
Lab and research time to finish up projects and journals.
June 20: Student Show. Housing pre-checkout sometime today.
June 21: Arrive at Amerigo Vespucci (Florence) Airport by 5:00 am (UGH) to leave on KLM Flight 1638 at 6:45 am. Arrive in Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport at 9:00 am. Leave Amsterdam at 10:35 am on Delta Flight 073. Arrive Atlanta at 2:21 pm. Go through Customs. Leave Atlanta at 4:25 pm on Delta Flight 1810. Arrive DFW Airport at 5:49 pm.
(Remember that flight details are always subject to change)