Proposed Itinerary

Check out the itinerary for Florence, Italy

Please note: This itinerary from past years will serve as the model for for future programs and may change prior to the trip.

Day 1

– Arrive
– Check-in hotel
– Walk and tour of San Miniato al Monte

– Orientation
– Intro to Christian tropes and themes in Italian art
– Overview of Florence including city walls
– San Miniato al Monte and the churches of Florence

Day 2-6

– Santa Croce – Basilica, Bardi and Peruzzi Chapels, Pazzi Chapel
– Casa di Dante
– Piazza della Signoria
– Uffizi Museum
– Bargello Museum
– Duomo, Campanile, Baptistry
– Siena – il Campo
– Palazzo Pubblico
– Duomo
– Museo dell’ Opera del Duomo

– Mendicant architecture and family chapels: Giotto, Gaddi, Banco, del Biondo
– Burial places of important Florentines
– Dante’s Florence, Guelphs, and Ghibellines
– Overview of Uffizi paintings
– Early Florentine sculpture
– Artistic Competition – Ghiberti and Brunelleschi’s panels
– Brunelleschi’s Dome
– Giotto’s Campanile, Ghiberti’s Baptistry Doors
– Travel by bus to Siena
– Siena city walls
– il Campo
– Palazzo Pubblico, Duomo, Museo dell’ Opera del Duomo

Readings / Evening:
– Dante’s Inferno
– Demo of sculptural relief (TM)
– Optional further discussion of Inferno

Day 7-8

Field Trips
– Day trip to Pisa(optional)

Day 9-14

– Baptistry
– Duomo
– Museo dell’ Opera del Duomo
– Ospedale degli Innocenti
– Santa Maria Novella Cloisters and Basillica
– San Marco Cloister and Museum
– Sant’ Apollonia
– Santissima Annunziata
– Santa Maria del Carmine (Brancacci Chapel)
– Churches of santa Trinita and Santo Spirito
– Fiesole
– Archaeological Museum

– Invention of Scientific Perspective – Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise
– Ghiberti, Brunelleschi and the doors
– Florentine Sculpture and Brunelleschi’s Dome
– Brunelleschi’s Ospedale
– Dominican Architecture
– Paolo Uccello’s Frescoes
– Decameron (Strozzi chapel)
– The Black Death
– Masaccio’s Holy Trinity
– Dominicans
– Fra Angelico
– Michelozzo
– Savoranola and the Dominicans
– del Castagna’s Last Supper and Holy Trinity
– Masaccio, Masolino, Lippi and Brancacci Chappel
– Sassetti Chapel (Ghirlandaio)
– Nave S. Spirito (Brunelleschi)
– Travel by city bus to Fiesole
– Etruscans, Archaeological Museum

Readings / Evening:
– Boccaccio’s Decameron
– Demo of Sculptural relief (TM)
– Orsanmichele
– Optional further discussion of Decameron

Day 15-16

Field Trips
– Day trip to San Gimignano (optional)

Day 17-20

– Strozzi, Rucellai, and Davanzati Palaces
– Medici-Riccardi Palace
– Magi Chapel
– Basilica of San Lorenzo
– Cloister
– Piazza della Signoria
– Vasari Corridor
– Accademia
– Pitti Palace – Boboli Gardens and Palatine Gallery
РSanta Felicità
– Museum of History of Science; Galileo
– Chianti / Trip to Castello il Palagio

– Palazzi (Strozzi, Rucellai, Davanzati)
– Architecture and Walking Tour
– Medici-Reccardi Palace
– Benozzo Gozzoli’s Frescoes
– Machiavelli’s Florence
– Brunelleschi’s Architecture
– Old Sacristy
– Michelangelo and New Sacristy (Medici Chapel)
– Laurentian Library (Cloister)
– Loggia of Piazza della Signoria and Late Sculpture
– Vasari Corridor
– Lecture on Restoration of Michelangelo’s David
– Accademia
– Michelangelo’s Sculpture
– Late Florentine Art
– Mannerism in Context
– Capponi (Chapel Pontormo)
– Galileo at Museum of History of Science
– Stdent Presentations and Discussion
– Chianti Wine Tasting and Farewell Reception / Dinner

Readings / Evenings:
– Machiavelli’s The Prince
– Optional discussion of The Prince

Day 21

Travel Day
Return to New York


For additional information, please contact:

Jennifer Maloney
Associate Professor
p – 516.877.4431
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Andrea Begel
Assistant Professor
p – 516.877.4472
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