art historian


The course is designed to dive down deep into the art and history of the city, meeting once a week for 3 hours concentrating on a specific decorative monument in Florence. It's a wonderful way to study the city in-depth as well as get to know like-minded expats in Florence. All classes are held on-site in a museum, piazza or monument in Florence. 


Masterpieces and Monuments

Winter/Spring 2017

Every year Elaine offers 2 eight-week courses in the off season designed especially for the English speaking expat community in Florence.  


Week 1: Sacred Spaces
Site visit: San Miniato and the Santa Felicita

Week 2: The Duomo Complex
Site Visit: Cathedral of Florence, Museo dell’ Opera del Duomo, and Baptistry

Week 3: Michelangelo Sculpture
Site Visit: Casa Buonarotti, Medici Tombs and Accademia 

Week 4: High Renaissance Painting
Site Visit: Uffizi Gallery 

Week 5: Palazzo della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio

Site Visit: Piazza Signoria and Palazzo Signoria


Week 6: Magnificenza: Granducal Florence

Site Visit: Palazzo Pitti and Silver Museum

Week 7 : Piety and Patronage
Site Visit: Confraternity of San Martino, SS Annunziata, Ospedale Degli Innocenti, Lo Scalzo. 

Week 8:  Architecture Through the Ages
Site Visit: Architecture Walk