Announcing 2019 Itinerary

Saturday, November 24th, 2018

We are excited to announce our Fall 2019 Itinerary. We have crafted an expanded and streamlined version of our the Hilltowns of Tuscany and Umbria that has delighted so many of you in the past. We so much enjoyed the addition of the Chianti region to the Renaissance in Florence tour this past year that […]

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.

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 […]

Hilltowns of Tuscany and Umbria June 3 – June 14, 2013

Monday, February 18th, 2013

This exclusive itinerary leaves the tourist routes behind to seek out the treasures and the pleasures that few are aware of and fewer trouble to visit. Each day promises memories of a lifetime, and a beauty that reawakens the soul. Read the details on our Tours page and reserve your place today.

Michelangelo’s David-Apollo at the National Gallery of Art

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Michelangelo’s exquisite sculpture, David-Apollo, is on display in the National Gallery’s West Wing, Gallery 11 until March 3, 2013.