12–17 October 2017

Next year we are planning a trip to Bologna in conjunction with Kirker Holidays. Often overlooked, Bologna is an important cultural and artistic centre in Italy with a fine culinary tradition and one of Italy’s foremost opera houses. Its attractions include The National Gallery of Bologna; San Petronio Basilica, the world’s largest brick-built church; Santo Stefano, the so-called ‘Seven Churches’: The 16th-century Archiginnasio, once the main building of the University of Bologna, containing the richly decorated Sala dello Stabat Mater and the Anatomical Theatre; and the Etruscan department at the Archaeological Museum. Bologna is also a convenient base for possible day trips, for example to Ferrara with its magnificent Este family castle. The tour leader will be Christopher Monckton, a favourite with Pallant House Gallery Friends, who led our Northern France trip earlier in 2016.

Please register your interest now with Lucy Ayling at Kirker Holidays on lucy.ayling@kirkerholidays.com or 020 7593 2286 and the full itinerary will be sent to you.

For more information, download the leaflet from here.