Michelangelo Travel Program

2019 SPRING PROGRAM THE MATURE MICHELANGELO: ARTIST AND ARCHITECT Friday, May 31st to Thursday, June 6th PRELIMINARY ITINERARY Our primary historians will be William Wallace and Ross King. Friday, May 31st Guests arrive at the Westin Excelsior Hotel in Florence. Welcome session in the early afternoon, followed by an overview lecture and visit to the […]

October 2017: Exploring the Masters of Spanish & Italian Art: From Madrid to Florence


FALL 2017 PROGRAM ITINERARY EXPLORING THE MASTERS OF SPANISH & ITALIAN ART: FROM MADRID TO FLORENCE October 12th – 18th, 2017 MADRID: from Thursday afternoon, October 12th to Monday morning, October 16th: Hotel Westin Palace Plaza de las Cortes 7 Madrid, Spain 28014 Telephone (34) 91 3608000‬  ‬‬‬‬ FLORENCE: from Monday, October 16th to departures on October […]

Cultural Heritage in Danger Sponsored by Friends of Florence and NYU

Cultural Heritage, both material and immaterial, is the heart and the foundations of a community. In recent years it has been increasingly in danger of intentional destruction or incidental damage. Its preservation is becoming more and more a global responsibility to share. For more information on this event, click here. To register for the Program, click […]

The Secrets of Oltrarno

The Secrets of the Oltrarno The Florence Chapter of Friends of Florence invites you to explore the hidden treasures of the Oltrarno ♦♦♦ Wednesday, May 4th from 4pm – 7pm €80 per person ♦♦♦ From Santa Felicita to Santo Spirito, our guided tour with Art Historian Elaine Ruffolo will take us through churches, gardens and […]

October 2016 Botticelli and Pollaiolo Program

Our October 2016 Program will include a special tribute to the city of Florence as we unveil the Friends of Florence Botticelli Project in the Uffizi Gallery for the 50th anniversary of the devastating flood that damaged so many artworks, palaces and collections on November 4th, 1966. The itinerary will focus on both Botticelli and Pollaiolo with careful viewing […]