Trip to Italy

Travel through the Florentine Renaissance
with the Rollins Center for Lifelong Learning Program
MARCH 12 – 24, 2015

The course has three sections -- two preparatory classroom lectures on the evolution of Florentine Renaissance style in sculpture and painting, followed by a series of field lectures in Siena and Florence.  Upon completion of the classroom portion, the class will travel to Italy for three days in Siena and ten days in Florence to engage in an unforgettable field learning experience.

Tour Includes:

3 days in Siena
10 days in Florence
Accommodations in first class hotels
Breakfast daily
10 Dinners
1 Lunch in Monterrigioni
Wine tasting in Tuscany
Group arrival & departure transfers
Entrance fees & luggage handling
Local taxes & service charges
Touring by air-conditioned motor-coach
Sightseeing with licensed tour guides
Travel Insurance

Not Included:

International flights
Personal Expenses
Customary tips to guides and drivers
Beverages with Meals
Hotel City Taxes


$3,986 per person in double room
Single supplement: additional $1,275 per person

Itinerary for MARCH 12 – 24, 2015:

Day 1: Siena – Arrival
Day 2: Siena – The Sacred city
Day 3: Siena – The Secular City
Day 4: Florence – Transfer with stop at San Gimignano  & Monteriggioni
Day 5: Sacred Florence – The Duomo & Her Buildings
Day 6: Secular Florence
Day 7: Florence – The Uffizi Gallery
Day 8: Florence – The Accademia Gallery – David plus Fra Angelico
Day 9: Florence – Day Trip to Pisa & Lucca
Day 10: Florence – The Left Bank, Featuring Massacio & Brunelleschi
Day 11: Florence – Environs: The Certosa Galluzzo
Day 12: Florence – Shopping Day
Day 13: Florence – Departure from Florence

For additional information and flight plans, contact Dr. Robert Lemon, Rollins College Professor Emeritus of Art History at

Payment schedule:

Initial Deposit: $200 per person due September 10, 2014 (Non-refundable)
Second Deposit: $250 per person due November 12, 2014
Tuition: $60.00 Class will be on MARCH 3 and 10, from 9am to 10:30am     
      in the Holt Classroom.
Balance: $3,436 Due by January 1, 2015

Payment by check is preferred. Please make all checks payable to:

Rollins Center for Lifelong Learning
1000 Holt Avenue, Box 2725
Winter Park, FL 32789

For payment information contact Peggy Smith-Clayman at

Special Consideration:

Please note there are some challenging walks, especially in Siena.  It is a good idea to confer with Dr. Lemon before enrolling.