Library & Museum Treasures of Florence & Rome: A Privileged View

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Lecturers
Frank Dabell
Metropolitian Museum of Art
Kenneth Soehner
Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Discover library treasures in Florence. Then, spend a week in the Eternal City, with visits to her artistic treasures and exclusive access to her rare literary collections.

Begin in Florence to discover libraries including the Biblioteca Marucelliana, home to the Mare Magnum, a "universal bibliography" attempted by its founders, and theBiblioteca Nazionale Centrale, the largest public national library in Italy. View dazzling art collections at the Uffizi Gallery, then continue by train to Rome.

Enjoy exclusive entrée to the literary collections of the Eternal City, with private visits to the Vatican Secret Archives, Villa Medici library and American Academy of Rome library, as well as a special reception at the 400-year-old Biblioteca Casanatense. View Rome's artistic treasures, including the Sistine Chapel, Borghese Gallery, and works of Caravaggio and Raphael in the Church of Sant'Agostino. At Santa Maria sopra Minerva, discover sculptures by Michelangelo and Bernini.

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Program Rate From:
$10,995
Summary
• Visit the Vatican and Sistine Chapel to see the antiquities collection and frescoes by Michelangelo and Raphael
• Enjoy private tours of the Vatican Secret Archives, Villa Medici library and American Academy of Rome library
• Admire Renaissance and Baroque sculptures at Santa Maria sopra Minerva, the only Gothic church in Rome
• See the final resting place of Keats, Shelley and other writers and artists at the Protestant Cemetery
• Conclude with a private reception at the grand, 400,000-volume Biblioteca Casanatense

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Program Rate From:
$10,995
Summary
• Visit the Vatican and Sistine Chapel to see the antiquities collection and frescoes by Michelangelo and Raphael
• Enjoy private tours of the Vatican Secret Archives, Villa Medici library and American Academy of Rome library
• Admire Renaissance and Baroque sculptures at Santa Maria sopra Minerva, the only Gothic church in Rome
• See the final resting place of Keats, Shelley and other writers and artists at the Protestant Cemetery
• Conclude with a private reception at the grand, 400,000-volume Biblioteca Casanatense