6-day trip Tuscany

In what country should you be other than Italy for viewing our rich western art history. On this trip, Hanneke Lenders and Yvonne Hilgenkamp take you to Tuscany for a journey through the highlights of ancient Italian art.


We arrive in Pisa for a visit to the Piazza dei Miracoli where, of course, we will encounter the Leaning Tower of Pisa. After this, we leave for Florence. Florence has been of enormous art historical importance. It is the city where the Italian Renaissance was born. The city of Giotto, Donatello, Masaccio, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Vasari, Fra Angelico and the De'Medici. A city where you can immerse yourself in the fantastic Italian atmosphere, culture and spirit of the Renaissance. Think highlights such as the Baptistry, Galleria degli Uffizi, David and the Loggia dei Lanzi in Piazza della Signoria, as well as hushed gems such as the San Marco Convent, Santa Croce and Brancacci Chapel. After our stay in Florence, we leave via the picturesque San Gimignano to Siena. Along the way, a wine tasting in the beautiful hills of Tuscany is even scheduled. In Siena, we will stay two more nights to visit at least the Palazzo Pubblico with its famous frescoes by Ambrogio Lorenzetti. To conclude, on the last morning we will visit Lucca, the charming fortified town near Pisa, where, among other things, the remains of a Roman amphitheatre can still be seen.


There is room on this trip for a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 34 participants. The trip is organised in collaboration with Labrys Reizen and will be led by art historians Hanneke Lenders and Yvonne Hilgenkamp. 


Travel dates: to be further announced
Travel price: to be further announced

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Lecturer of this course

Yvonne Hilgenkamp

Yvonne Hilgenkamp is an art historian as well as an architectural historian, and has many years of experience in presenting the rich history of Western architecture, urban planning and art. She clearly makes art history accessible to a diverse audience. Her interests are broad and range from the Romans to Rembrandt, from De Pijp to Paris and from Art Déco to Dubai's skyscrapers. About all these subjects she likes to talk and enthusiastically!