Welcome Cocktail hosted by Mr., and Mrs. Lowry Bell
Art and Wine, tour of top Tuscan wineries
Unique possibility to visit their important Etruscan Museum with artifacts of the Necropolis of San Germano.
The castle has been residence of the della Gherardesca family since the Middle Age, with the famed Count Ugolino immortalized in Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. The ancient construction comprises grand halls and rooms bringing select guests in a trip through history.
Art and Florentine Merchants
The museum is housed in the deconsecrated Church of San Pancrazio, where, in the second half of the 15th century, the Rucellai family commissioned one of the treasures of Florentine Renaissance: the funerary chapel with the small-scale copy of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, an architectural jewel by Leon Battista Alberti who also completed the Church of Santa Maria Novella facade.
Lunch and afternoon free
Dinner at Osteria di Giovanni
Cultural visits to be defined
Palazzo Pitti 7:00 pm
Sala Bianca: concert of the St. Petersburg-based Mariinsky Orchestra led by its Artistic and General Director, world-renowned conductor Valery Gergiev. Maestro Gergiev’s accolades include being named one the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine.
Visit of the Sala di Bona with frescoes by Bernardino Poccetti, which is being restored thanks to the generous donation of our patron Veronica Atkins.
8:30 pm Drinks on the terrace over the Rondò di Bacco and Gala dinner in the Sala della Vasca
Visit to the new rooms housing the Contini Bonacossi Collection, renovated thanks to the Friends that have contributed to the restoration works and the new lighting system.
Farewell dinner at Villa Il Garofalo, hosted by Countess Maria Vittoria Rimbotti
October 7, 2018