The Papal States

Embark on a journey through the former Papal States of Italy, exploring the historical cities of Bolgona, Urbino, Perugia and Viterbo, and Rome’s Holy See, cities steeped in art, religion and culture.

The defining feature of central Italy for nearly a thousand years, the Papal States covered the modern regions of Lazio, Marche, Umbria and Emilia Romagna. Be immersed in the flourishing of art and culture that came about under papal patronage, rivalling the Venetian and Florentine courts.

Beginning in Bologna, the beautiful university town with its rich traditions of secular and religious enquiry, and ending in Rome, this tour will explore the art and architecture of the ‘Republic of St Peter’.

Information available August/September 2019. 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.

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