Udine, Aquileia and Trieste
The region of Friuli Venezia Giulia is away from the main tourist track but contains a number of fascinating towns and cities. This study trip will be centred on Udine, from where there will be excursions to Trieste, historically disputed territory that was the port for the Austro-Hungarian Empire; to Cividale, a charming town with Lombard remains; and Aquileia, a Roman port with substantial remains, and where the basilica has a huge and fascinating mosaic floor from the fourth century. Local expert Barbara Zucchia will be the guide, and Andrew Parsons tour organiser.
Piero della Francesca
While staying in the quiet Umbrian town of Città di Castello, we will visit by coach the main sites where paintings by this most celebrated Renaissance painter are to be found, including Arezzo, Borgo San Sepolcro and Urbino. Città has plenty to entertain us on our free day. Patrick Doorly will be our lecturer and Martin Gray will be tour organiser. This will be the fifth time Learn Italy has run this very popular study week.
Further information about these possible study holidays will emerge when the situation with regard to travel abroad and the pandemic has started to be resolved.