Cradle of the Renaissance and the birthplace of opera, Florence, Italy is home to a week of concerts by Salon/Sanctuary artists in venues of extraordinary beauty and historical significance.
Daytime visits to artisans' workshops, restorations and luthier's studios, and behind the scenes tours to some the world's most important museums will be followed by evening performances of medieval, Renaissance, and baroque repertoire in exquisite churches and palazzi.
Accommodation will be in the historical center of the city, in one of several historic palazzi still in use for housing by modern-day Florentines.
Please join us for this rare and exclusive opportunity to experience the aesthetic splendor of a Renaissance capital through the prism of historical performance.
Concert locations will include the following churches and palazzi in the historic center, all constructed between the 8th and 16th centuries:
- L'Oratorio della Misericordia in Piazza Duomo
- La Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore
- La Chiesa di Santa Felicità
- La Salone di Ballo of Casa Martelli
- La Chiesa di Ognissanti
Under the direction of Florentine Art Historian Dr. Giovanni Matteo Guidetti, daytime privately guided tours will include attractions from the following list:
- Le Capelle Medicee
- Il Duomo
- Il Museo di San Marco
- La Galleria Palatina a Palazzo Pitti
- Gli Uffizi
- La Chiesa di Santa Croce
- Il Museo del Palazzo Davanzati
- La Chiesa di Santa Maria Novella
- Il Museo del Bargello
- La Chiesa di Santo Spirito