2018 Itineraries and Dates

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

We are delighted that once again we  will be offering two tours in 2018: the first will be in our traditional late Spring time slot, Hilltowns of Tuscany and Umbria (and to Urbino), May 27-June 8, 2018. The second will be a new expanded version of The Renaissance in Florence Tour, October 6 – 16,2018; a full […]

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Printer Friendly Itinerary    The Renaissance in Florence: From Medieval to Modern October 6 – 16, 2018   The transition in Western Europe from the medieval to the Renaissance world both contributed to and was shaped by new modes of expression in art, literature, philosophy, and spirituality. Through a first-hand observation of some of the […]

MyDante On EdX: All 3 Parts now Available

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

All three parts of Frank’s awarding winning course on Dante’s Divina Commedia have now debuted to live audiences around the world on the EdX education network. The entire course is freely available and is archived now on the EdX site. You can enjoy it anytime individually or wait for the next live session to begin […]

MyDante on EdX: Part 2 – Purgatorio

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Plunge into Dante’s Purgatorio as part II of The Divine Comedy: Dante’s Journey to Freedom begins. Even if you didn’t go through Hell (part I), you can jump into Purgatory along with thousands of other participants from around the globe. Click “Read More” to visit.

Dante MOOC Launches on EDX

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

On Oct. 15 Georgetown University launched a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) as part of the EDX consortium of Universities. The subject is Dante’s Divine Comedy and Frank Ambrosio is Lead Instructor. As many will already know, MOOCS are important part of he wide ranging experiment underway in higher education to explore the ways in […]

Hilltowns of Tuscany and Umbria, May 24 – June 5, 2015

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Travelers have been coming to this region ever since the Middle Ages for the beauty of the region’s landscape and for the works of artistic genius fomented by the Italian Renaissance. This exclusive itinerary leaves the tourist routes behind to seek out the treasures and the pleasures that few are aware of. Each day promises […]

Holiday Magic – Discover the Florentine Renaissance, Dec. 27, 2014 – Jan.5, 2015

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Last year, our visit to all of Florence’s major museums, churches and monuments at this glorious time of year was sold out. We relished the festive atmosphere that prevails throughout the city after Christmas and right up to the visit of “la Befana,” the good witch of the Epiphany. Florence has a special character this […]

Frank on Dante at the Smithsonian Associates

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Jorge Luis Borges called Dante’s epic poem “the greatest book man has ever written.” On Saturday, February 8, Frank present a day long program Dante’s Divine Comedy: A Timeless Journey  for the Smithsonian Associates. Read more

Venice, Verona and the Po Valley, May 25 – June 3, 2014 (On Wait List)

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

This exclusive itinerary is handcrafted to insure that you experience the very best of Venice, without missing any of the treasures that surround it so closely and invitingly yet usually go unseen. The ancient Roman city of Verona, with its colossal amphitheate, ancient Christian church that preserve some of the best Romanesque architecture in Italy, […]

Holiday Magic – Discover the Florentine Renaissance, Dec. 27, 2013 – Jan.5, 2015

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Last year, our visit to all of Florence’s major museums, churches and monuments at this glorious time of year was sold out. We relished the festive atmosphere that prevails throughout the city after Christmas and right up to the visit of “la Befana,” the good witch of the Epiphany. Florence has a special character this […]