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The iconic Fiat Factory with rooftop test track
The Art Nouveau buildings of Turin
The Art Nouveau buildings of Milan
Two talks from Art Nouveau expert, Prof Anne Anderson
The Art Nouveau movement, known as Liberty in Italy, was embraced by several Torinese architects and this elegant city became the Liberty capital of Italy. Nearby Milan embraced the style in nearly equal measure and we explore its legacy in both cities on this superb new tour in the company of renowned Art Nouveau expert, Prof Anne Anderson. The brief flourishing came in the first decade of the 20th century with a host of lovely buildings by architects Pietro Fenoglio, Giovanni Gribodo and others, including the renowned La Fleuri apartment block.
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Departing: 22nd February 2019 at 13:20
Returning: 25th February 2019 at 19:35
Day 1: Fly from London Gatwick to Turin. On arrival, transfer to the hotel (approx. 30 minutes). Evening lecture, ‘Art Nouveau Style Liberty’ and dinner with wine at a local restaurant.
Day 2: Full day in Turin.
Morning visit to the 8 Gallery Lingotto Torino (which used to be the old Fiat Factory) and visit the rooftop race track. Continue onto the old Fiat Factory and Headquarters to view the external architecture of the building, before a walking tour of the Nizza area to see the Art Nouveau houses, such as Palazzina Menzio (now the Hotel Eden). Afternoon visit to the GAM Museum followed by a walking tour of the Art Nouveau houses of the Crocetta area, finishing with a drink at the glorious Caffé Baratti & Milano (at own expense). Evening lecture, ‘Shopping for the Art Nouveau home’ and dinner with wine at a local restaurant.
Day 3: Full day in Milan.
Travel by train to Milan. On arrival, we will embark on a walking tour of some of the city’s Art Nouveau houses and buildings, designed by leading architects of the day such as Giuseppe Borioli and Ernesto Pirovano and others. Highlights include the Casa Ferrario with its superb wrought iron balconies by Alessandro Mazzucotelli. Afternoon visit to the Museo Delle Arti Decorative which is part of the Castello Sforzesco, then the completion of the walking tour with more Art Nouveau buildings. Travel back to Turin by train with evening free.
Day 4: Morning walking tour of the Borgo Po area for Penoglio’s famous Villa Scott and the Cit Turin area, home to a dozen important Art Nouveau houses. Afternoon transfer to the airport for return flight to London Gatwick.
NB: Exact order of excursions may vary according to local conditions and tour manager's discretion.
Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 25 passengers.
NH Torino Centro
Modern four-star hotel located in the city centre close to the Cit Turin and Crocetta neighbourhoods. This well-appointed hotel houses a bar, restaurants, stylish rooms with all modern facilities and free wi-fi.
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