Just a Few Trip Highlights
• Historic orientation tour of Siena.
• Full morning visit of the Cathedral, with a private visit of the
Opera del Duomo Cathedral Archives.
• Full afternoon guided tour of the Museo dell’Opera dell
Duomo with private visit of the new excavations under-
neath the cathedral.
• Morning visit to Palazzo Pubblico including a talk on the
controversial Guidoriccio fresco with Gordon Moran.
• Visit to the Pinacoteca and the Baptistery.
• Morning tour of Volterra with lunch at Palazzo Viti fol-
lowed by a visit to San Gimignano.
• Private after-hours visit to the Civetta Contrada museum
followed by dinner in the Castellare degli Ugurgeri of the Contrada.
• Full day excursion to the Chianti hilltop village of Volpaia. Cooking demonstration, wine and
olive oil tasting followed by lunch with the owner and winemaker, Giovanella Stianti-
• Morning visit to Monte Oliveto Maggiore and Montalcino with a private lunch at the winery
of Gianni Brunelli.
• Curator-guided visit of Santa Maria della Scala and the Chigiana private art collection.
SIENA AND TUSCANY
October 14 – 21, 2007
With Post-Trip Extension to Florence
October 21 – 24, 2007
John Brewer is the Eli and Edye Broad Professor of Humanities and Social
Sciences. His wide array of interests includes European cultural history,
early modern European history, early modern British history and literature,
the history of cultural patrimony, the history of consumerism, and the his-
tory of collecting. Well-versed in the rich history, culture, art, and litera-
ture of Europe, he will add insight to all aspects of the travel program. His
recent work focuses on the issues of value in the world of visual arts. Dr.
Brewer explores the art world by examining the shared struggle of value,
ownership and meaning of art; as well as its conflicts surrounding who
decides the worth and proprietary ownership of it.
October 21-24, 2007
• Private visit to the Corsini Palace Collection with Princess Giorgiana Corsini.