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Italy

The Hidden Treasures of Florence

Program No. 18647RJ
See a side of Florence rarely shown to outsiders as you enjoy inside access to the Museo del Duomo, explore palaces and aristocratic mansions and attend lectures at private galleries.
Length
10 days
Rating (5)
Activity Level
Starts at
2,999
Flights start at
900

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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Mar 20 - Mar 29, 2023
Starting at
3,299
Apr 17 - Apr 26, 2023
Starting at
3,799
May 8 - May 17, 2023
Starting at
3,799
Sep 4 - Sep 13, 2023
Starting at
3,799
Sep 18 - Sep 27, 2023
Starting at
3,799
Oct 2 - Oct 11, 2023
Starting at
3,799
Oct 16 - Oct 25, 2023
Starting at
3,799
Oct 23 - Nov 1, 2023
Starting at
3,799
Nov 13 - Nov 22, 2023
Starting at
2,999
Nov 27 - Dec 6, 2023
Starting at
2,999
Feb 19 - Feb 28, 2024
Starting at
2,999
Mar 18 - Mar 27, 2024
Starting at
3,299
Apr 8 - Apr 17, 2024
Starting at
3,299
Apr 22 - May 1, 2024
Starting at
3,899
May 6 - May 15, 2024
Starting at
3,899
Sep 2 - Sep 11, 2024
Starting at
3,899
Sep 16 - Sep 25, 2024
Starting at
3,899
Sep 30 - Oct 9, 2024
Starting at
3,899
Oct 14 - Oct 23, 2024
Starting at
3,899
Oct 21 - Oct 30, 2024
Starting at
3,299
Nov 4 - Nov 13, 2024
Starting at
2,999
Dec 2 - Dec 11, 2024
Starting at
2,999
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Mar 20 - Mar 29, 2023
Starting at
4,129
Apr 17 - Apr 26, 2023
Starting at
4,919
May 8 - May 17, 2023
Starting at
4,919
Sep 4 - Sep 13, 2023
Starting at
4,919
Sep 18 - Sep 27, 2023
Starting at
4,919
Oct 2 - Oct 11, 2023
Starting at
4,919
Oct 16 - Oct 25, 2023
Starting at
4,919
Oct 23 - Nov 1, 2023
Starting at
4,919
Nov 13 - Nov 22, 2023
Starting at
3,699
Nov 27 - Dec 6, 2023
Starting at
3,699
Feb 19 - Feb 28, 2024
Starting at
3,689
Mar 18 - Mar 27, 2024
Starting at
4,129
Apr 8 - Apr 17, 2024
Starting at
4,129
Apr 22 - May 1, 2024
Starting at
4,999
May 6 - May 15, 2024
Starting at
4,999
Sep 2 - Sep 11, 2024
Starting at
4,999
Sep 16 - Sep 25, 2024
Starting at
4,999
Sep 30 - Oct 9, 2024
Starting at
4,999
Oct 14 - Oct 23, 2024
Starting at
4,999
Oct 21 - Oct 30, 2024
Starting at
4,129
Nov 4 - Nov 13, 2024
Starting at
3,689
Dec 2 - Dec 11, 2024
Starting at
3,689

At a Glance

This is a special opportunity to experience Florence at its absolute best — beyond the throngs of tourists in quiet neighborhoods where artisans and patricians live side by side amid colorful window boxes, cobblestone streets and churches with many hidden stories waiting to be told. View works by Michelangelo, Donatello and the great Renaissance masters.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to 3 miles over the course of a day, uneven terrain; standing up to one hour at a time during on-site lectures.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Learn from top historians about lesser-known works of art in galleries and private collections not open to the public.
  • Visit the Scuola del Restauro and discover what it takes to preserve and repair invaluable masterpieces.
  • Enjoy Roman, Baroque, Renaissance and Gothic architecture over cocktails and aperitifs.
Featured Expert
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Mario Carniani
A native of Fiesole, Italy, Mario Carniani graduated with honors from the University of Florence with a focus on foreign languages and literature. After pursuing studies on Elizabethan drama in England, he moved on to teach Italian at the British Institute of Florence and English in Italian State schools. He has conducted courses on Italian literature and history for numerous international institutes based in Florence, including Georgetown University and Dartmouth University.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Mario Carniani View biography
A native of Fiesole, Italy, Mario Carniani graduated with honors from the University of Florence with a focus on foreign languages and literature. After pursuing studies on Elizabethan drama in England, he moved on to teach Italian at the British Institute of Florence and English in Italian State schools. He has conducted courses on Italian literature and history for numerous international institutes based in Florence, including Georgetown University and Dartmouth University.
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Giovanni Guidetti View biography
Giovanni Guidetti is an expert in travel with decades of experience. He specializes in Renaissance and Baroque Florentine art as an art historian with a Master’s in Art History from the University of Florence. Giovanni loves to share the beauty of the Tuscan landscape as a professional leader in Florence, Fiesole, and Prato. Currently, he is the Scientific Director at the Museum of Sacred Art of San Donnino. Giovanni has also led lectures and presentations on Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassical artists and monuments.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Santa Maria del Carmine and the Brancacci Chapel
by Mario Carniani
The Companion Guide to Florence
by Eve Borsook
Magnifico: The brilliant life and violent times of Lorenzo de Medici
by Miles J. Unger
Palaces of Florence
by Francesco Guerrieri
Florence: The biography of a City
by Christopher Hibbert
The Palazzi of Florence: their history and art
by Leonardo Ginori
Renaissance Florence
by Gene Brucker
Daily life in Florence in the time of the Medici
by Jean Lucas-Dubreton
The House of Medici: its rise and fall
by Christopher Hibbert





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If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.