Hidden Tuscany Study Tour
- This tour has already taken place and is now here as an archive
- James McDonaugh
This is a very special tour designed to explore the hidden treasures of Tuscany. Set in some of Italy’s most beautiful landscapes, magnificent art and architecture await. Highlights include the extraordinary buildings and sculptures of Pisa, the stunning Romanesque church St Antimo and wonderful hilltop towns of Pienza, Montepulciano and Cortona. You will also visit gardens and a private Tuscan villa. For five nights you will stay in one of Tuscany’s most delightful small towns, Pienza, and you will enjoy the best of Tuscan cuisine. Transport throughout will be by private coach.
James McDonaugh is an art history lecturer focusing on Italy, Turkey and Greece. He has led tours for academic bodies in the UK and America including the Art Fund, The Courtauld Institute of Art and Historic New England. Combining a deep knowledge of art, literature, history and theology, his aim is ‘to bring to life some of the most beautiful objects and places of interest in Europe’. James has an MA in Philosophy and Theology from Oxford, a diploma in Art History and an MA in Architectural History from the Courtauld Institute. He runs his own travel company, Art Tours Ltd, for private clients and academic groups. James led the hugely successful tours of “Istanbul” (2009) "Ancient Greece" (2011) and “Great Country Houses of Dorset” (2012) for THE COURSE.
Corso Il Rosselino 26, Pienza
This beautiful hotel is an ancient Franciscan convent in the centre of Pienza, at the heart of Val d’Orcia. It is charming and has all modern amenities including free wi fi and an outdoor swimming pool. From the shade of the lime trees on the terrace there are panoramic views of the stunning Val d'Orcia valley and hills. Chef Michele and Maitre d'hotel Maurizio offer authentic Tuscan dishes and a wide variety of wines.
Book your place
Places are limited so please book early. For further information:
- Mary Bromley
- 020 7266 7815
- E Mail:
- The Course, 105 William Court, 6 Hall Road, London NW8 9PB
This tour is organised by Art Tours Ltd who are responsible for all the arrangements. Please refer to Art Tours Booking Terms and Conditions which can be found on their website www.arttoursltd.com. In relation to any flights booked as part of the tour, Art Tours works with Lupus Travel Limited to ensure that all participants receive proper financial protection for flights booked as part of a tour. Lupus Travel Limited has an ATOL number of 2551 and is a member of ABTA with membership numbers E3558 & V4886. The itinerary is subject to change should local conditions or unexpected restrictions occur. It has also been arranged many months in advance and the visits may be subject to amendment.