Art History Classes

Art History Classes
by Art Scholar Rosa Di Grottole

Starting 3 December 2017

More than art, Rosa brings together the political and economic conditions that gave birth to the renaissance and the wonders of Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Fra Angelico, and so many more.

Rosa lived there and walked the streets that carried geniuses to their workshops and patrons’ galleries.

After these classes you too will know and appreciate the creations past and present.

Classes are in English with Italian vocabulary for added authenticity. Rosa may read from classic or contemporary writings about the art, artists, and politics of the times as you follow along with dual-language text.

Maximum 10 students for an intimate feel, so register soon!

Three Sundays Starting 3 December
Time: 3:00pm to 4:30pm Dec 3 & 17.  4:30 to 6:00 Dec 10.

The art treasures and history of Florence, Rome, and Venice
$75 total for all three classes.

Following sessions on:
Tuscany’s Siena, Lucca, and Pisa
The Medici dynasty
The Borgias: popes and princes
Art in northern Italy
Art in central Italy
Art in southern Italy

and many more.  Watch the website for details!

Register for December 3rd: the art capitals of Florence, Rome, and Venice: REGISTER


Don’t miss the best of Florence

Da non perdere il meglio della Firenze!    Don’t miss the best of Florence!

If you are planning a trip to Italy or just want to re-live a previous experience, our Italian city presentations will delight you.  T

Take a virtual trip to the highlights of Florence with art scholar Rosa Di Grottole as your guide.  Rosa lived there for over 10 years studying art and the history of this famous birthplace of the Renaissance.  Florence was home to free thinkers, to sculptors, artists, and architects, and to one of the most powerful families in Europe, the Medici.  

But Florence is not just a city of dead history.  Every day the residents and visitors alike are immersed in music and art that blends history with a modern era.  Just listed as one of the world’s coolest places to live is Florence’s San Frediano.

On the southern side of Florence’s Arno river, the San Frediano neighborhood is breathing new life into the Oltrarno area, known more for its artisans than hipster appeal. With its narrow streets and tiny sidewalks, all the action is sandwiched between one of the city’s last remaining ancient gates and Borgo San Frediano.

After a day in the museums this neighborhood is the trendy place to eat, drink, and relax.  Consider, Gesto where the salvaged and upcycled vintage interior blends nicely with their tasty, tapas-style bites. Located nearby is possibly the best craft cocktail bar in town: Mad Souls & Spirits. Here, locals flock to try the concoctions dreamed up by cult alchemists Neri Fantechi and Julian Biondi in a tiny space with brick walls and exposed copper piping.

October 22 begins Rosa’s presentations on the keystone cities of Italy.  Sign-up now for the 3-Sunday presentation on Florence, Rome, and Venice:  REGISTER