art historian


The course is designed to dive down deep into the art and history of the city, meeting twice 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 2020

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


January 29: Sacred Spaces
Site visit: San Miniato and Medieval walk

January 30: The Duomo Complex
Site Visit: Cathedral of Florence, Museo dell’ Opera del Duomo, and Baptistry

February 5: Michelangelo 

Site Visit: Casa Buonarotti and Medici Tombs 


February 6: High Renaissance Painting
Site Visit: Uffizi Gallery 

(Break for Venice Trip)

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February 19: Palazzo della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio

Site Visit: Piazza Signoria and Palazzo Signoria


February 20: Magnificenza: Granducal Florence

Site Visit: Palazzo Pitti and Medici Treasures


March 4: Piety and Patronage
Site Visit: Confraternity of San Martino, Bigallo, SS Annunziata, Ospedale degli Innocenti 

March 5: Architecture through the Ages
Site Visit: Architecture walk


Proposed field trip dates:

Overnight Venice February 11-12

March 19 - Mantua

April 2 - Padova