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Contact Linda Fawcett, HSU Professor of Art and Art History
lfawcett@hsutx.edu or 325-670-1249

The 1-month option (May 20 - June 21, 2018) allows
3-6 hours college credit (Summer 1, 2018).
At least one course must be with Professor Fawcett:
Art 1301: Drawing I (Fawcett)
Art 1311: Drawing II (Fawcett)
Art 2306: Art History Survey I (Fawcett)
Art 2307: Art History Survey II (Fawcett)
Art 3333: Watercolor Painting (Fawcett)
Art 4399A: Special Topics - Art History In Florence (Fawcett)
Art 4399B: Special Topics - Experimental Drawing (Fawcett)
Advanced Photography: Analog and Digital (SRISA, Art307, transferable to HSU)
Serigraphy (SRISA, Art326, transferable to HSU)
Italian I (SRISA, Ital101, transferable to HSU)
History of Florence (SRISA, Hist383, transferable to HSU)
Contemporary Italian Literature (SRISA, Hum230, transferable to HSU)
NOTE: 1-month participants may also go as non-credit seeking

1-month PRICE: $5280 + $250 refundable apartment deposit
(NOT INCLUDED above: HSU block semester-fee, non-block HSU tuition, and/or SRISA tuition.

**SCHOLARSHIPS of up to $1000 are available to HSU students who register early!)**


THERE IS ALSO A 2-WEEK OPTION not intended for course credit
2-week option dates: June 4,5 or 6 (your choice) - June 21, 2018 (fly back with the group)
2-week PRICE: $4165+$250 refundable housing deposit = $4415 (contact Fawcett for payment schedule but early reservation is still important!)

$800 Deposit/Reservation fee (includes nonrefundable $300 deposit)
** all of the above fee does apply towards the cost of the tour **
Deposit/reservation fee DUE BY SEPTEMBER 29 to guarantee fly with group rates

Step 2: Payment #2 for 4-week participants, $2365 (includes 50% of the
refundable housing deposit), DUE on December 4, 2017
Step 3: Balance due for 4-week participants, by March 21, 2018

INCLUSIONS/ EXCLUSIONS
  Included Not
included
Air Transfer Round trip airfare between DFW Airport, Texas and Amerigo Vespucci International Airport in Florence, Italy.
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Accommodation Dual-occupancy bedroom furnished apartment (1-3 bedrooms, 2-6 people) in Florence with WIFI and equipped kitchen, within 20 minute walk of Santa Reparata.
2 nights in 3-star hotel in Naples.
Single bedroom in a shared apt. or private apartments available for extra charge (for more info, please see: SRISA Housing).
$250 apartment deposit refunded within 3 months of end of occupancy if no damage.
Meals Welcome Banquet, Florence
All others
Ground or Water Transfers

All ground transportation for custom 3-day HSU group trip from Florence to Naples and return (June 10-12, 2018) for ALL participants.

One other SRISA-sponsored day trip as outlined in itinerary for 4-week participants: Siena (May 25, 2018).

Public bus or train transfers if not otherwise included.

Optional SRISA-sponsored overnight trip to Rome, June 15-16, cost: 280 Euro.

For one-month participants: optional SRISA-sponsored day trip to Chianti on June 1, cost: 80 Euro.

For ALL participants: optional SRISA-sponsored day trip to Portovenere on June 9, cost: 80 Euro.
Guide/Assistants 24 Emergency Assistance from SRISA specially trained staff.
Explanatory lectures by HSU faculty on-site or in SRISA classroom.
Comprehensive sightseeing tours with the services of professional local English-speaking SRISA or government-licensed guides as outlined in itinerary.
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Entrance Fees For ALL participants: All one-time entrance fees to required sites, plus Uffizi card with unlimited entrance to the Uffizi, Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens, and Bardini Gardens Other site visits not required
Porterage XXX None
Tips/Gratuities XXX None


PRINTER-FRIENDLY ITINERARY as PDF file

DAY City Itinerary
20
May
2018

Day 1
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
    FLORENCE


    Night time in historic Florence
    looking towards the Duomo


    To learn all about your school environment in Florence, go to the SRISA WEBSITE:
    http://www.santareparata.org




  • 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... FLORENCE

    Etruscan sarcophagus

    ABOVE: Etruscan Tomb, National Archeological Museum, Florence, 4th-1st century bce




    David

    ABOVE: From the Bargello Museum - Left, early 5th century ivory diptych of Adam in the Garden; Right, Donatello's David (famous, famous!)


    San Miniato al Monte

    Above: ANDREA del SARTO's Last Supper, San Salvi, 1520-25





    Santa Croce

    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

  • San Miniato al Monte
    ABOVE: Interior view of San Miniato
    al Monte, 11th century

    Santa Croce

    ABOVE: Interior view of Santa Croce (begun 13th century), nave looking east (includes Michelangelo's Tomb, Giotto's Bardi and Peruzzi Chapels)

    Week 2 FLORENCE


    Above: BRUNELLESCHI's (famous, famous) loggia, Hospital of the Innocents, 1424-1445




    Ghiberti_StoryJoseph

    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




    della Robbia_Opera

    ABOVE: one of the pulpit panels by LUCA della ROBBIA, 1431-38, Museo dell' Opera del Duomo



    Santo_Spirito

    ABOVE: Interior, Santo Spirito, designed by BRUNELLESCHI



    Choir_SMNovella

    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)

    Florence Duomo_ceiling
    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

  • Florence Baptistery_ceiling detail
    ABOVE: looking up inside the Florence Baptistery of San Giovanni

    Ghiberti_eastDoor
    Above: GHIBERTI's Gates of Paradise (east doors to Baptistery of San Giovanni, across from the entrance to the Duomo), 1525-52

    SMNovella
    ABOVE: Santa Maria Novella, Florence

    Masaccio_Trinity
    Above: MASACCIO's Holy Trinity, ca. 1428, fresco inside Santa Maria Novella

    BrancacciChapel
    ABOVE: Left wall of MASACCIO/Masolino's Brancacci Chapel, ca. 1427, Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence

    Week 3
    FLORENCE and Naples

    GHIRLANDAIO_StaTrinita

    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



    Piazzo Vecchio

    ABOVE: View inside the Piazza Signoria, Left: Palazzo Vecchio, Right: Loggio Lenzi (the Uffizi begins in the center, background)



    Grand Council Room_Vecchio

    ABOVE: Grand Council Room, Palazzo Vecchio, 16th century



    San Lorenzo_Aerial

    ABOVE: Aerial view of San Lorenzo Church and Monastery (photo taken from the top of the Duomo dome)



    New Medici Chapel_Dusk
    Above: MICHELANGELO: Detail of Dawn,
    from the Tomb of Lorenzo sculptural group,
    (New) Medici Chapel, San Lorenzo

    San Lorenzo_Chapel of the Princes
    ABOVE: Chapel of the Princes,
    San Lorenzo, 17th-18th century

    Fra Angelico_Annunciation_San Marco
    Above: FRA ANGELICO's Annunciation, fresco, in the hallway of the monk's dormitory, San Marco

    FRA ANGELICO_SanMarco_cell
    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).



  • Arno_PonteVecchio Above: The Arno River in Florence with Ponte Sta. Trinita and Ponte Vecchio beyond

    Students_San Lorenzo
    Above: HSU art history group sitting at the entrance of the Church of San Lorenzo
    on a previous Florentine visit

    San Lorenzo_Nave
    Above: BRUNELLESCHI's nave,
    San Lorenzo, 1421-28

    GOZZOLI_Medici Chapel
    ABOVE: Detail from GOZZOLI's Medici Chapel, fresco, inside the Medici-Riccardi Palace, 1459-60

    Medici Chapel_Gozzoli
    ABOVE: Another view of the Medici Chapel inside the Medici-Riccardi Palace

    Savonarola
    Above: Portrait of Girolamo Savonarola by Fra Bartolomeo, Museo San Marco

    San Apollonia Refectory
    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!)

    Week 4
    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

    Boboli Gardens
    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

    Birth of Venus
    Above: BOTTICELLI's Birth of Venus, 1480, Uffizi

    Caravaggio_Sacrifice of Isaac
    Above: CARAVAGGIO's Sacrifice of Isaac, 1601-02, Uffizi



    ABOVE: Interior view of room inside Palazzo Pitti

  • Lab and research time to finish up projects.

  • 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,
    1501, Accademia

    Martini_Annunciation
    Above: SIMONE MARTINI's Annunciation
    Altarpiece, 1333, Uffizi

    Titian_Venus of Urbino
    Above: TITIAN's Venus of Urbino, 1538, Uffizi

    Della Francesca_Montefeltro
    Above: PIERO della FRANCESCA's Double
    Portrait of Duke Federico Montefeltro and
    His Wife, 1465-66, Uffizi

    Various dates Side Trips


  • 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.

  • Good Government
    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

    St. Peters_ext
    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





    Palazzo Pubblico
    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.


  • Roman Forum
    Above: General view of archeological site of Herculaneum

    Colosseum
    Above: View of atrium of house in Herculaneum, ca. 1st century AD.


    Above: detail of wall painting from house in Herculaneum, 1st century AD.

    Caravaggio
    Above: Caravaggio's Flagellation of Christ, 1607, Capidomonte Museum, Naples

    Portovenere
    Above: View of harbour at Portovenere, the Italian Ligurian coast

    Chianti
    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)


    NOTES:

    i) Hotels are offered subject to availability.

    ii) Should the group be traveling with more than one medium-sized suitcase per person it may be necessary to cost in a luggage van or trailer to carry the group’s luggage. Please advise us as soon as possible if this is the case and we will advise the supplemental costs. Airlines also charge for excess baggage (check with the airlines).

    iii) All timings and distances are approximate and subject to variable conditions such as bad weather, public holidays, etc.

    iv) Linda Fawcett and Hardin-Simmons University reserve the right to increase the tour price in the event of cost increases due to changes in air fare, currency fluctuations, VAT or tax rates and tariffs, entrance fees or fuel surcharges, or if minimum number of participants is not met (10 paying one-month participants). Conversely, any decreases in anticipated costs will be passed on to participants.

    v) All entrances are subject to availability and opening times.

    vi) For half-day and full-day coach/guide hire please note the following:
    Half-day tours last a maximum of 2-3 hours, to finish no later than 13:00hrs
    Full day tours last a maximum of 4-6 hours, to start no earlier than 08:00hrs and to finish no later than 18:00hrs.

    vii) There are strict European laws concerning driver hours on touring coaches that must be respected at all times. A typical touring day can last a maximum of 8 hours with a minimum of 11 hours rest overnight. Furthermore the driver must have a rest every 7th day. These regulations are currently being reviewed and can change at short notice.

    viii) Not included in tour price: Passport and Visa costs, Travel insurance, Excess Baggage Charges, all meals except for Group Welcome Dinner, Personal Expenses, Individual Services apart from the group (including transfers between airport and hotels for tour members not with group), Transportation between home and DFW Airport, Airport Departure Taxes, Tips for personal services, Local Transportation other than that outlined on itinerary, refundable (within 3 months of conclusion of stay) Florence apartment deposit.

    ix) Cancellations and Refunds: Up to 91 days before departure – full refund less $300 and any non-recoverable deposits paid to suppliers; 90-43 days before departure – full refund less $600 and any nonrecoverable deposits paid to suppliers; within 42 days of departure - up to 100% although all efforts would be made to recoup payments made to suppliers. These deposits reflect any cancellation penalties imposed by air carriers, hotels, ground operators, cruise boat operators, restaurants and other suppliers. As penalties could incur as much as 100%, tour participants are encouraged to take out travel insurance to cover trip cancellation. Additionally, airlines may levy charges for changes to itinerary or to cancel an airline ticket or reservation covered with a deposit. Airline deposits are usually $100 - $200 per seat and must be cancelled 90 days before departure.