Join us in Italy
with Art Historian, John Paul Thornton, on a classic Italian adventure...

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!

Itinerary At A Glance

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

About your host
John Paul Thornton

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.