logohome

Find us on:   

Towers of Tuscany
February 25, 2018


siena-backTOWERS OF TUSCANY

Sunday, February 25

Cost: 65€

Siena is the embodiment of a medieval city. Its inhabitants pursued their rivalry with Florence even in the area of urban planning. Throughout the centuries, they preserved the city's Gothic appearance, acquired between the 12th and 15th centuries. During this period, the work of Duccio, the Lorenzetti brothers, and Simone Martini was to influence the course of Italian and, more broadly, European art. The whole city of Siena, built around the Piazza del Campo, was devised as a work of art that blends into the surrounding landscape.

“San Gimignano delle belle Torri” is 56 km south of Florence. It served as an important relay point for pilgrims traveling to or from Rome along the Via Francigena route. The patrician families who controlled the town built approximately 72 tower-houses (some as high as 50m) as symbols of their wealth and power. Although only 14 have survived, San Gimignano has retained its feudal atmosphere and appearance. The town also has several masterpieces of 14th and 15th-century Italian art.

Itinerary:
Early departure from Florence to head to Siena, to visit and explore the city. Visit of Piazza del Campo and 'Musei Civici', with frescoes and pictures by Simone Martini, Duccio and other artists of the time. Last stop is a visit and tasting of local food. In the afternoon, free time to explore the city, then transfer to San Gimignano. Walking tour of the city and free time.
Departure for Florence late in the afternoon


The activity includes:
  • Transportation from Florence and back
  • Guided visit of sites in Siena
  • Wine or local product tasting
  • Visit of San Gimignano
  • Handouts
  • Field learning staff
  • Insurance
The activity does not include:
Whatever is not listed in the “included” paragraph


Learning outcomes:
  • Define the characteristics of Cultural Heritage Tourism in Italy.
  • Describe the urban development of a medieval city through the centuries.
  • Explain the political and social changes of the 12th and 13th centuries that led to the Renaissance era.
  • Identify the achievements of Gothic art in Tuscany.
  • Evaluate the revolution that took place in 14th century through the work of Italian masters Duccio di Buoninsegna, Cimabue, Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Simone Martini.
  • Evaluate the “Renaissance” of quality wine in Tuscany over the last decades.

Payment deadline:
Thu, February 22

 

ALL MATERIAL AND CONTENT LOCATED ON THIS SITE MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED, MODIFIED OR USED WITHOUT PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF FOUNDATION PALAZZI.
COPYRIGHT © 2017 - FOUNDATION PALAZZI - VILLA BRILLI PERI VIA GUELFA 85-114-116 / PALAZZO BOMBICCI GUICCIARDINI STROZZI CORSO TINTORI 21, FIRENZE

LEAVE us a MESSAGE

Invalid email address.
Invalid Input
Recaptcha
RefreshInvalid Input