Travel is back! I have partnered with Thurston Rivera Luxury Travel to create an Art-driven trip to Italy in March of 2024. Please read on to learn more!
Join Art Historian John Paul Thornton on a classic Italian adventure, exploring the iconic cultural treasures of Rome, Florence and Tuscany. We will visit the most beautiful museums, palazzos, fountains and villas, connecting with a civilization that has inspired artists, poets, composers, architects and dreamers for thousands of years!
Italy is the home to some of the world’s great masterworks including the majestic ruins of ancient Rome, the Colosseum, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, the Vatican museums, Raphael’s frescoes, the soaring Baroque sculptures of Bernini, and the dramatic light and shade of Caravaggio and Artemisia Gentilleschi.
In Florence, experience guided tours of the Accademia, stand in awe at the feet of Michelangelo’s “David”, enjoy a special visit to the Florence synagogue, and navigate Italy’s greatest Renaissance Museum, the Galleria degli Uffizi, be dazzled by Botticelli’s “Prima Vera” and “Birth of Venus.”
Yet there is so much more to Italy: the picturesque Hilltowns of Siena will put us in contact with the heart of Tuscany. Centuries-old farmhouses and Cyprus-filled landscapes await as we connect to the traditions of this colorful region. Whether you have experienced Italy before or this is your first time, we will be like-minded travelers, united in our love of art, culture, fine food and discovery. Expert historians and guides will join us to expand our understanding of passionate, vibrant Italy. Spaces are limited for this trip of a lifetime!