The superb quality of the mosaics in Ravenna is one of the wonders of the Middle Ages. John Julius Norwich, with his unrivalled knowledge of this period, will explain Ravenna’s close links with the Byzantine Empire in Constantinople, creating a civilisation superior to anywhere else in Italy, and reflected in the beauty of its churches.
We will base the tour in the ancient university city of Bologna, which contains the best preserved mediaeval centre on mainland Italy. There are wonderful works of art set back from the handsome, arcaded streets: early Christian churches, the finest anatomical theatre in Europe, and palaces and churches decorated with magnificent frescoes by the leading masters of the Bolognese School.
Outside Bologna we will be visiting a number of beautiful villas still privately owned where we will be entertained by the owners.
Wednesday 12th October to Monday 17th October 2016
Five nights – £2,800
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.
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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.
The Grand Hotel Majestic is Bologna’s top hotel offering five star luxury close to the beautiful Piazza Maggiore. All our rooms will be deluxe doubles.
There will be a supplement of £400 for single occupancy of a double room.
John Julius Norwich and Charles FitzRoy
Charles FitzRoy and Jane Rae