WHAT PEOPLE SAY
The beauty of today’s program was seeing Florence with only a few people as we walked from downtown Florence to the Piazza della Signoria. The sun shone golden on the buildings. Explaining her city in situ is what Elaine Ruffolo loves doing. At the end of the program Elaine stood at the corner of the Uffizi and I had a wonderful view I could not have experienced in person. Elaine’s is engaging and delivers so much art, architecture, civic, and historical information in the context of the present. The excellent slides of interiors and paintings of historic daily life enhanced my experience. The explanation of Michelangelo’s artistic decisions based on where the David was commissioned to be installed was so interesting.
Charles - Atlanta High Museum
We are back in Atlanta but still thinking of our wonderful morning with you in Florence.
It was truly a highlight of the trip, and we are so appreciative of the time you spent with us.
Jean - Stanford Alumni
I thought your overview of the history of economics and art of Tuscany was the best presentation I have ever heard and many group-mates said the same.
(Let me clarify, not the best presentation on art and history. The best instructional presentation of ANY kind).
Tom - LA Times
We have been singing you praises for your terrific orientation yesterday. It was so generous of you, especially to end it on David.
Wow. Thanks again for all your help. Your love for Florence has become our love for this beautiful city. The Bargello was so moving. What talent filled this city 500 years ago!
THANK YOU! I have physically left my home 4 times since March 8. You have no idea how much I look forward to your offerings on Sundays and a Tuesdays. Really, I don’t think I could have survived this without you! Thank you for all of your efforts!