exploring the iconic cultural treasures of Rome, Florence and Tuscany. We will visit the most beautiful museums, palazzos, fountains and villas, connecting with a civilization that has inspired artists, poets, composers, architects and dreamers for thousands of years!
Highlights of the day-to-day itinerary...
Day 1: Arrive in Rome, Welcome Dinner
Day 2: Baroque Rome & Ancient Rome
Day 3: Vatican City
Day 4: Borghese Gallery & Gardens
Day 5: Tivoli Villas & Castel Gandolfo
Day 6: Montepulciano, Pienza and off to Siena
Day 7: Siena Wonders & The Chianti Countryside
Day 8: Painting in the Tuscan Countryside
Day 9: San Gimignano & off to Florence
Day 10: Bargello Museum, Medici's Chapel, the Synagogue & Cappella Brancacci
Day 11: Cradle of Florence Renaissance & Cooking Class
Day 12: Uffizi Gallery & Palazzo Vecchio
Day 13: Oltrarno- Boboli Gardens and Pitti Palace, Farewell Dinner
Day 14: Arrivederci Florence
Especially prepared by Thurston Rivera Luxury Travel in partnership with Essence of Italy for John Paul Thornton's group to Italy.
13 Nights in Italy
March 9-22, 2024
€ 8,498.00 per person (for double occupancy room)
*€ 2,580.00 single supplement in total per person (additional cost for single occupancy room)
Award-winning historian John Paul Thornton has led art and travel tours throughout Europe, Egypt, Russia, Jordan and Israel.
He was recently honored by the United States Congress praising his accomplishments as an American artist, educator and speaker. John Paul has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the United Nations Foundation and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
Having enjoyed decades of global adventures, John Paul is convinced travel, with an emphasis on art, architecture, and culture can be life changing. He believes travel promotes understanding, sparks inspiration, and enriches our lives like nothing else.