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Italian Riviera, Tuscany and Rome

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June 24 to July 6, 2019

Experience just how sweet life is as we explore the hillside towns that dot the Italian Riviera and the pastoral Tuscan countryside with art history professor Fabio Barry and local experts.

And they’re off. Enjoy premium seats at Siena’s Palio, the 800-year-old bareback horse race held in the Piazza del Campo and that combines medieval tradition, civic identity and fierce competition. Hit the high notes. Explore the picturesque fishing villages of Cinque Terre; visit the gleaming white marble quarries at Carrara high in the Apuan Alps; and ride bikes atop the fortified city walls of Lucca, birthplace of famous composer Giacomo Puccini. Opening heavenly gates. View the wealth of art masterpieces found in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel during a private, after-hours visit.


from $9,995


Fabio Barry
Art and Art History

Fabio Barry was born in London to an Italo-Irish family. He came to his field by multiple routes, first as a budding painter and classicist, then as an architect and lastly as an art historian.

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