||Round trip airfare between DFW Airport, Texas and Amerigo Vespucci International Airport in Florence, Italy.
Dual-occupancy bedroom furnished apartment (1-3 bedrooms, 2-6 people) in Florence with WIFI and equipped kitchen, within 20 minute walk of Santa Reparata.
2 nights in 3-star hotel in Venice.
|Single bedroom in a shared apt.or private apartments available for extra charge (for more info, please see: SRISA Housing).
$250 apartment deposit refunded within 3 months of end of occupancy
if no damage.
||Welcome Banquet, Florence
|Ground or Water Transfers
All ground transportation for custom 3-day HSU group trip from Florence to Venice and Padua and return (dates TBA during the last 2 weeks) for ALL participants.
One other SRISA-sponsored day trip as outlined in itinerary for 4-week participants: Siena or San Gimignano (Date TBA).
| Public bus or train transfers if not otherwise included.
Optional SRISA-sponsored overnight trip to city TBA, dates TBA, cost: TBA.
For one-month participants: optional SRISA-sponsored day trip to Chianti on date TBA, cost: 80 Euro.
For ALL participants: optional SRISA-sponsored day trip to Portovenere or Cinque Terre on date TBA, cost: 80 Euro.
||24 Emergency Assistance from SRISA specially trained staff.
Explanatory lectures by HSU faculty on-site or in SRISA classroom.
Comprehensive sightseeing tours with the services of professional local English-speaking SRISA or government-licensed guides as outlined in itinerary.
||For ALL participants: All one-time entrance fees to required sites, plus Uffizi card with unlimited entrance to the Uffizi, Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens, and Bardini Gardens
||Other site visits not required
|DFW to Italy
||Group meets at DFW Airport, Texas (Terminal E, gate TBA) by 1:30 pm. Air France Flight 159 leaves DFW at 3:40pm.
(Note that flight details are always subject to change)
|23-24 May 2022
Arrival: Day 2 & 3
Night time in historic Florence
looking towards the Duomo
To learn all about your school environment in Florence, go to the SRISA WEBSITE:
Arrive Charles De Gaulle Airport (Paris) at 8:15am.
Leave Charles De Gaulle Airport (Paris) at 3:40pm on Air France Flight 1666.
Arrive Peretola Airport, Florence at 5:25pm. Meet SRISA personnel, take taxis into Florence.
Check into housing. Balance of the day to rest and explore.
Next morning, meet at SRISA for orientation.
The front door to the San Gallo Fine Arts Studio campus, Santa Reparata International School of Art (one of 4 campuses within a two-block area.)
|the rest of Week One...
ABOVE: Etruscan Tomb, National Archeological Museum, Florence, 4th-1st century bce
ABOVE: From the Bargello Museum - Left, early 5th century ivory diptych of Adam in the Garden; Right, Donatello's David (famous, famous!)
Above: ANDREA del SARTO's Last Supper, San Salvi, 1520-25
ABOVE: View of Santa Croce, photo taken from the top of Giotto's Tower (Duomo)
ABOVE: View of Florence from San Miniato al Monte
Lectures and/or workshops at SRISA
Likely 1/2-day visits to the following famous sites: National Archeological Museum, Bargello Museum, Santa Croce and Pazzi Chapel.
Friday, May 27 (tentative date): DAY TRIP TO either the beautiful hilltop town of SIENA or of the beautiful hilltop town of SAN GIMIGNANO!
The rest of the time on your own
ABOVE: Interior view of San Miniato
al Monte, 11th century
ABOVE: Interior view of Santa Croce (begun 13th century), nave looking east (includes Michelangelo's Tomb, Giotto's Bardi and Peruzzi Chapels)
Above: BRUNELLESCHI's (famous, famous) loggia, Hospital of the Innocents, 1424-1445
ABOVE: Detail of east doors of Florence Baptistery, GHIBERTI,original gilded bronze panel, Museo dell' Opera del Duomo
ABOVE: Deposition, MICHELANGELO, 1550, Museo dell' Opera del Duomo
ABOVE: one of the pulpit panels by LUCA della ROBBIA, 1431-38, Museo dell' Opera del Duomo
ABOVE: Interior, Santo Spirito, designed by BRUNELLESCHI
ABOVE: Choir, Santa Maria Novella, with GHIRLANDAIO's Tornabuoni fresco cycle
ABOVE: View of Piazza del Duomo
(L to R: Baptistery of San Giovanni,
Duomo, Giotto's Tower)
Looking up under the dome, Duomo
Lectures and/or workshops at SRISA
Optional SRISA-sponsored day trip to Chianti, TBA date, cost extra.
Likely 1/2-day visits to the following famous sites: San Miniato al Monte, Orsanmichele, Santissima Annunziata, Loggia of the Hospital of the Innocents, the Convent of Sant' Apollonia (Castagno's Last Supper), San Salvi (Del Sarto's Last Supper), Santa Maria del Carmine (MASACCIO's Brancacci Chapel), Santa Maria Novella, the Duomo, Museo dell' Opera del Duomo, Baptistery of San Giovanni.
The rest of the time on your own
ABOVE: looking up inside the Florence Baptistery of San Giovanni
Above: GHIBERTI's Gates of Paradise (east doors to Baptistery of San Giovanni, across from the entrance to the Duomo), 1525-52
ABOVE: Santa Maria Novella, Florence
Above: MASACCIO's Holy Trinity, ca. 1428, fresco inside Santa Maria Novella
ABOVE: Left wall of MASACCIO/Masolino's Brancacci Chapel, ca. 1427,
Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence
FLORENCE and Naples
ABOVE: Detail of a Medici Prince and his tutor, from fresco entitled "The Confirmation and Rule of St. Francis," Sassetti Chapel, Santa Trinita, 1483-86
Above: GHIRLANDAIO's Last Supper,San Ognissanti, fresco, 1480
ABOVE: View inside the Piazza Signoria, Left: Palazzo Vecchio, Right: Loggio Lenzi (the Uffizi begins in the center, background)
ABOVE: Grand Council Room, Palazzo Vecchio, 16th century
ABOVE: Aerial view of San Lorenzo Church and Monastery (photo taken from the top of the Duomo dome)
Above: MICHELANGELO: Detail of Dawn,
from the Tomb of Lorenzo sculptural group,
(New) Medici Chapel, San Lorenzo
ABOVE: Chapel of the Princes,
San Lorenzo, 17th-18th century
Above: FRA ANGELICO's Annunciation, fresco, in the hallway of the monk's dormitory, San Marco
ABOVE: another Annunciation scene inside a monk's cell, San Marco, by FRA ANGELICO
or his students
ABOVE: Caravaggio: David with Head of Goliath, 1607, Uffizi
2-week participants have arrived!
Optional SRISA-led day trip to Portovenere, Saturday, Date TBA. Cost extra: 80Euro.
Custom HSU-Group trip to Venice & Padua, TBA dates (all participants, see SIDE TRIPS below for details).
Likely 1/2-day visits to the following famous sites: Santa Trinita (GHIRLANDAIO's Sassetti Chapel), Palazzo Rucellai, Church of S. Ognissanti (GHIRLANDAIO's Last Supper), Palazzo Vecchio & the Loggia Lenzi, San Lorenzo: Old and New Medici Chapels, Palazzo Medici-Riccardi (GOZZOLI's Medici Chapel).
Above: The Arno River in Florence with Ponte Sta. Trinita and Ponte Vecchio beyond
HSU art history group sitting at the entrance of the Church of San Lorenzo on a previous Florentine visit
San Lorenzo, 1421-28
ABOVE: Detail from GOZZOLI's Medici Chapel, fresco, inside the Medici-Riccardi Palace, 1459-60
ABOVE: Another view of the Medici Chapel inside the Medici-Riccardi Palace
Above: Portrait of Girolamo Savonarola by Fra Bartolomeo, Museo San Marco
Above: CASTAGNO's Last Supper in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Apollonia, fresco (located just around the corner from Santa Reparata Fine Arts campus!)
Above: PETER PAUL RUBEN's Consequences of War,
1637-38, Palatine Gallery, Pitti Palace
Above: RAPHAEL's Madonna of the Chair, 1514, Palatine Gallery, Pitti Palace
ABOVE: One of many views of the extensive Boboli Gardens to the rear of the Palazzo Pitti
Above: View from the Uffizi looking towards Palazzo Vecchio, Florence
Above: BOTTICELLI's Birth of Venus, 1480, Uffizi
Above: CARAVAGGIO's Sacrifice of Isaac, 1601-02, Uffizi
Lab and research time to finish up projects.
ABOVE: Interior view of room inside Palazzo Pitti
Group trips to the Cloister of the Scalzo, Monastery of San Marco, Museo Strozzi, Palazzo Pitti and its various museums, Boboli Gardens, the Accademia (MICHELANGELO's DAVID!), and the Uffizi.
Optional SRISA-sponsored overnight trip to Rome (cost extra) to see the Basilica of St. Peter's, the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and the Roman Forum (TBA dates, SEE Side Trips below for details).
Above: MICHELANGELO's David,
Above: SIMONE MARTINI's Annunciation
Altarpiece, 1333, Uffizi
Above: TITIAN's Venus of Urbino, 1538, Uffizi
Above: PIERO della FRANCESCA's Double Portrait of Duke Federico Montefeltro and
His Wife, 1465-66, Uffizi
San Gimignano or Siena, day trip, FRIDAY, TBA date: Included for 1-month itinerary only.
Chianti, day trip, Friday, TBA date: OPTIONAL for extra fee of 90 Euro (one-month participants only).
Portovenere, day trip, Saturday, TBA date: OPTIONAL for all participants, extra fee of 90 Euro.
Venice and Padua (HSU group only), 3 days, 2 nights, TBA dates: included in both 1-month and 2-week itineraries.
Above: AMBROGIO LORENZETTI's Good Government fresco, 1338-1340, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena
Above: Nave toward the east, SIENA DUOMO,
begun 13th century
Above: Miracle of St. Mark Freeing the Slave by Tintoretto, 1548, Accademia Museum, Venice
Above: Guggenheim Museum, painting by Jackson Pollock, 1942
Above: Balcony of Guggenheim Museum overlooking the Grand Canal, Venice
Above: Venice, Palladio's San Giorgio, begun 1566.
Above: Venetian glassblower
Above: view of surrounding countryside from the city walls San Gimignano
SAN GIMIGNANO or SIENA: Transfer by coach to one of these towns and return same day. Guided tour, then time on your own to explore this small hilltop town, rich in history and the home of Italy's best gelato!
CHIANTI: Transfer by coach to the Chianti region and return the same day. Visit the small Tuscan town of Greve. Tour the vineyards at the Castle of Verazzano and learn about Tuscan wine making. Light lunch and wine tasting.
PORTOVENERE: Transfer by coach to the seaside town of Portovenere and return the same day. SRISA leader, walking tour, aperitivo.
VENICE and PADUA: Transfer by bus or train to Venice, bus to Padua, and returns. For our group only.
In Venice, guided walking tour of parts of the city, visit St. Mark's Cathedral, the Doge Palace, Venice museums such as the Accademia and the Guggenheim), and if time: Palladio's San Giorgio Maggiore and his architecturally influential Villa Rotunda. Half-day visit to nearby Padua for a visit to the FAMOUS Scrovegni Chapel by GIOTTO.
Two nights in 3-star Hotel (TBA), Venice. Continental breakfast included.
Above: Giotto's Scrovegni Chapel, Padua
Above: "streets" of Venice
Above: Venice, view from sea of San Marco Tower and the Doge Palace.
Above: Giovanni Bellini's San Giobbe Altarpiece (detail), 1487, Accademia Museum, Venice
Above: View of harbour at Portovenere, the Italian Ligurian coast
Above: View of countryside near Chianti, Tuscany
22-23 June 2022
Lab and research time to finish up projects and journals.
June 22: Student Show. Housing pre-checkout sometime today.
June 23: Arrive at Peretola (Florence) Airport at 10:40am to leave on Air France Flight 1367 at 12:40pm. Arrive in Charles De Gaulle Airport (Paris) at 2:30pm. Leave Charles De Gaulle Airport at 3:40pm on Air France Flight 378. Arrive Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (Detroit) at 6:15pm. Go through CUSTOMS. Leave MWC Airport at 8:59pm on Delta Flight 2121. Arrive DFW Airport at 10:46pm.
(Remember that flight details are always subject to change)