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.

Holiday Tour to Florence, Dec 27, 2012 – Jan 5, 2013 – Sold Out!

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Our glorious visit to all of Florence’s major museums, churches and monuments was sold out this year. 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 time of year. With fewer […]

Buon Ferragosto, auguri a tutti!

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Though Catholics associate August 15 (Ferragosto in Italy) with the Feast of the Assumption, “Ferragosto” is actually derived from “Feriae Augusti” or Augustus’ Festivals. Today, this wildly popular holiday is celebrated in the much same way it was in the time of Augustus – with an abundance of food, wine, spectacles, games and leisure. Work […]

May 2012 Newsletter

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Spring was abundant with events, reunions and news of Renaissance Company travelers and friends near and far. (See below) Suddenly it’s summer and soon voliamo to Italy. We now have a few spaces left on our Florentine Renaissance Tour (June 25 – July 2). Book now and join us for a fabulous week in Firenze! […]

Frank Ambrosio Featured Speaker at Becker Foundation

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Dr. Frank Ambrosio of Georgetown University and the Renaissance Company will present a series of lectures for the Ernest Becker Foundation from May 1-4 in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Frank Ambrosio is an award-winning teacher as well as a Dante scholar. He is co-director of Georgetown University’s “MyDante” Project, a web based platform for readers of […]

Georgetown Lecture…Grazie!

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Thanks to all who attended Deborah’s presentation Friday evening sponsored by the Georgetown Master of Liberal Studies Program. You helped set a record for attendance in the series – 85 in all. In her lecture, Deborah described the culture of “magnificence” as a great Renaissance experiment in bringing the ideals of Christian Humanism to life […]

March 2012 Newsletter

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Primavera! Buona Primavera! Although it may be a little early and even if you’ve enjoyed a mild winter in the US, it’s always great to see the days getting longer…and Italy beckoning again. We are ready to go and we want you to come along. Register for one of our tours before the Ides of […]

Deborah Warin to Lecture at Georgetown University

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

This lecture will focus on “The Culture of Magnificence at the Renaissance Court of Urbino.” In the Italian Renaissance “Magnificence” was considered a virtue to be cultivated for the edification of society, an ethic of excellence in politics, rhetoric, art and culture meant to inspire the same in civic and public life. We hope you […]

2012 Itineraries – Last Call! 10% off until 3\15

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Our 2012  itineraries offer you the opportunity to visit Tuscany, Umbria, Le Marche, as well as the Veneto and Po Valley and to enjoy these legendary places in a wholly unique, culturally sophisticated way – with access to places and to people that make our tours like no other. If you haven’t already done so, […]