Palaces, Power and Patronage

Explore Padua, Ravenna, Bologna and beyond as Eastern Italy reveals its Byzantine and Renaissance treasures.

Discover Padua, a city whose 14th century Scrovegni Chapel contains a masterful series of frescos by Giotto, and Ferrara, which is still surrounded by more than nine kilometres of original Mediæval walls. In Ravenna, last capital of the Western Roman Empire, admire the Byzantine mosaics of the Basilica di San Vitale. Continue to Urbino, where the 15th century palace of Duke Federico III da Montefeltro houses one of the world’s greatest collections of Renaissance art, and travel via the tiny independent Republic of San Marino to red-roofed Bologna, home of the oldest university in the world and the largest Gothic church ever constructed.

Detailed information available April/May 2017. For further details, please click ‘Request Info’.


This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.


Per person, twin-share (approximately)

AUD 9,000

Single supplement* (approximately)

AUD 2,000

*Single travellers may request to share.
Please advise at time of booking.