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- See the Duomo with skip the line access and a private visit to the Terrace for stunning views and an up close look at Ghiberti's marvelous 15th century rose window
- Delve into the history of the Medici family, and how their remarkable influence shaped the politics and artistic heritage of the city
- Enhance your art history knowledge with an extended visit to the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries
- Explore Florence's rich artisanal heritage with hands on experiences with local craftsmen and a specialist in artisanal art
- Understand the flavors and layered elements of the region's culinary culture, including its contemporary role in the Slow Food Movement
- Couple a custom tour of Florence with explorations of the surrounding Tuscan countryside
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Elizabeth recently received her MA in Florentine Renaissance art from Syracuse University in Florence. Her interests include women's history and women artists, particularly by women in convents. In addition to leading walks, she also lectures at various universities and institutions in Florence.
Diane holds a PhD in interdisciplinary studies in architecture from the University of British Columbia and is a visiting scholar at the Faculty of Architecture at the Sapienza University of Rome. A former research fellow at the British School at Rome, she has been appointed as a heritage expert to numerous committees both in Italy and internationally on the conservation and restoration of architecture and urban heritage. One of her main research sites is Hadrian’s Villa, Tivoli, and the continued influence of the architecture of the Emperor Hadrian on Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Borromini, Bernini, and contemporary architects. Diane teaches architecture and urban history in Rome, including a specialized seminar on Michelangelo. Additionally, she was the founding curator of the international architectural collection of drawings, prints, and rare manuscripts for the Canadian Centre for Architecture. She was also an advisor to the Getty funded Architectural Drawings Advisory Committee (ADAG), at the Center for the Advanced Studies of the Visual Arts, Washington, D.C.
Originally from Siena, Luca has lived in Florence since college. He studied the history and restoration of monuments at the University of Florence and the restoration of historical gardens and parks in Siena. Luca was also co-author of the "Guide to Villa Demidoff and the Pratolino Park." He has continued to study Florentine traditions and arts and crafts, collaborating with the Agency of Tourism on the initiative "Re-Discovering the craftsmen of the Oltrarno." Over the past five years, Luca has contributed to several projects focused on the relationship between artisan skill and local traditional tastes in Tuscan food specialties.
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