Lucia Baldacci, Jessica Gould, & Giovanni Guidetti, co-Artistic Directors
Metropolitan Opera Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines an international roster of Salon/Sanctuary Artists, including renowned performers from New York City, Amsterdam, Basel, Florence, Jerusalem, Rome, and Tel Aviv. 
The Ponte Vecchio
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
  • L'Accademia
  • 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

The tour cost of $2,000 includes admission to all concerts, museums, and studios, but does not include meals and airfare. For more details, please email us or call (646) 470-1837 for more information.

Reserve your spot now with a deposit of $250. The full balance is due on May 1st, 2015.
The Last Supper of Domenico Ghirlandaio of the Church of the Ognissanti, where Anthony Roth Costanzo will perform on June 4th
The Duomo
The Medici Tombs of Michelangelo
Courtyard of the Palazzo Vecchio
Ceiling, organ and choir loft of the Misericordia on Piazza Duomo
A room in the Palazzo Davanzati
Frescoed ceiling in the dining room of a private palazzo apartment, Santo Spirito neighborhood