Easter In Florence April 2020

April 6 – 15, 2020

Three spaces available

$2600 single room, $2400 double

easter bulls florence
Decorated white oxen on their way to the Duomo

Tentative Itinerary

Day 1 Monday, April 6   Arrivals

I will meet everyone at the airport and will ferry you back to your lodgings. This may take most of the day.

Rest, relax or stroll as you feel the need.

In the afternoon after everyone has arrived we will meet at one of the apartments for wine, tea and snacks.

**7:00 Dinner at Angiolino’s Trattoria.(** means covered meal of the day)

Day 2   Tuesday, April 7 –  Jet Lag Day

Masaccio’s “Expulsion of Adam and Eve” at the Brancacci Chapel

Sleep late or neighborhood walk with those who wake early.

12:00   Brunch at my apartment

2:00    The Brancacci Chapel – is a small chapel inside San Carmine with frescoes by Masolino and Masaccio (1428) and later Filippo Lippi. The difference between Masolino and his pupil Masaccio’s work illustrate the new developments marking the early Renaissance .

4:00     Tea at Osteria Toscanella, Brunelleschi Conversation &

Stroll with Fabrizio Gori through Santo Spirito

**7:00 Dinner at Osteria Toscanella

Day 3 Wednesday, April 8   Centro

Florence Baptistery
Florence Baptistery

10:00 Museo dell’ Opera del Duomo (All the original art from the Baptistery and Duomo)

gates of paradise
The Gates of Paradise in the Opera de Duomo

12:00 Robiglio’s Cappuccino / light lunch

1:00   Baptistery – Duomo (The heart of Florence in the Piazza of Paradise)

Break

4:00     Boboli or Bardini Gardens

**7:30 Dinner at I Raddi

Day 4   Thursday, April 9 Castelvecchio

Manuela’s Luncheon

10:00   Bargello Museum (sculpture and Renaissance daily life objects) or free morning

Bargello Florence Italy sculpture
Bargello Museum

12:00 – 2:00  Castelvecchio (Lunch with my long time friend Manuela Brofferio at her house)

2:00 – 5:00 Optional walk through hills to the 12th century Romanesque church San Miniato al Monte. Some may want to take a taxi , if the walk seems too much. It takes about an hour and we travel through Arcetri, where Galileo lived and worked in his last years. The views are a pleasure. San Miniato is full of mosaic symbolism, both Christian and pagan, with a huge Astrological chart embedded in the floor. Back home by bus, foot or taxi.

San Miniato

**7:30 Dinner at Sant’Agostino

Day 5   Friday, April 10 The Uffizi

Aphrodite

9:30       Uffizi(Florence equivalent of the Met in NYC)

12:00   Lunch at Brac or La Divina Pizza

Break (Santa Croce? Shopping?) or Villa Gamberaia?

Day 6   Saturday, April 11    Santa Maria Novella

Spanish Chapel, Santa Maria Novella

10:00 Santa Maria Novella (Masaccio, Uccello, Giotto, Ghirlandaio, the Spanish Chapel)

1:00 lunch at Bondi

San Lorenzo Outdoor Market

Break

4:30 Walk in Monte Oliveto Neighborhood

**8:00 Dinner at Il Guscio

Day 7 Sunday, April 12 Easter at the Duomo

Easter Celebration

9:00 Start walking to Duomo

10:00 Duomo Service

**1:00 Lunch at Osteria Toscanella

3:30 Leave for Fiesole

4:30 Arrive at Lodgings

7:30 Supper at B & B

Day 8 April 13 Exploring Fiesole

Via Monte Cerceri, Fiesole
Via Monte Cerceri, Fiesole

Slow Morning, nice breakfast

Hike to the “Queen Cypress” in the hills

350 year old "Queen Cypress"
350 year old “Queen Cypress”

Picnic Lunch

Afternoon shopping in the village or Monastery San Francesco

**7:30 Dinner at Vinandro

Day 9 Tuesday, April 14 – In the Country

MorningRoman/ Etruscan Ruins and Etruscan Museum

Etruscan/Roman Ruins in Fiesole

Or nearby Villa Peyrun

Villa Peyrun
Garden at Villa Peyrun, Fiesole

Lunch with a view at Dino Ristorante

Afternoon TBD – could be Montesenario, a nearby monastery, or the Frescobaldi Vineyards or relaxing at home.

Dinner at home (Catered)

Day 10 Wednesday, April 15 Departures

Depending on your travel plans, taxis will take you to the airport two hours before departure or into town if you are extending your trip.

Tour price includes:

  • Airport pick up
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Transportation
  • Local guides
  • Entrance fees and reservations

You just show up.

Interested? For more info contact me at marshawinsryg@me.com

$500 deposit saves you a space. Checks can be sent to:

 AACDP 
POB 3000 PMB 3051
West Tisbury, MA 02575

For more info call Marsha Winsryg 
508 560 2620 or 508 693 4059