Fine Art Travel

Palermo and Monreale

Palermo

October 21st-26th 2015

5 nights

Lecturer: John Julius Norwich

There is nobody better to lecture about the glories of Norman art in Palermo than John Julius Norwich. Under his guidance we will be able to fully appreciate why the mosaics that the Norman Sicilian kings commissioned, in great cathedrals and palace chapels, are among the jewels of mediaeval civilisation.

The Kingdom in the Sun, as John Julius has so aptly named Norman Sicily, reached its apogee in the Cappella Palatina and the Cathedral of Monreale. There is much else to see in and around Palermo: the majestic ancient Greek Temple of Segesta, the enigmatic paintings of Antonello da Messina, and the splendour of the Baroque Oratories of Serpotta.

We will be visiting some spectacular private palaces hidden away in the back streets of the city, notably the Palazzo Gangi, whose ball-room was used by Luchino Visconti in his famous film of The Leopard.

Dates

Wednesday October 21st to Monday October 26th 2015

Cost

£2,750

This includes Half Board plus two dinners, all lectures, coach trips and entry fees. We reserve the right to adjust the price should there be a significant alteration in the rate of the exchange. Please note that the cost of air travel is not included.

Insurance

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Flights

Please let us know if you would like to travel as part of the group and we will advise you of the return flights we have selected for this tour.

Hotel

The 5 Star Villa Igiea is a stylish Art Nouveau building set in a beautiful, secluded garden overlooking the sea, a ten minute ride from the centre of Palermo. The elegant bedrooms are spacious and well-appointed.

Single Rooms

There will be a supplement of £480 for single occupancy of a double room.

Lecturer

John Julius Norwich

Tour Leaders

Charles FitzRoy and Jane Rae

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