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Leonardo's Italy

Florence, Milan 6 nights Prices on request

To mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, join our new tour following in the footsteps of Leonardo, from the small Tuscan village where he was born, to his magnificent masterpiece ‘The Last Supper’ in Milan. Perhaps the world’s greatest polymath, Leonardo’s legacy includes not only exceptional paintings, but also innovative machines and inventions which were centuries ahead of his era. We will see reconstructions of some of his greatest inventions, and visit galleries which hold some of his most famous works.

For further inspiration, read Juliet Rix's article In the Footsteps of Leonardo which was published in The Times in December 2018. 

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return flights
  • Six nights’ accommodation with breakfast
  • Five nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Three lunches
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and gratuities
  • The services of a Kirker Tour Lecturer


  • Day 1 - Fly to Pisa

    Fly to Pisa and check in to our hotel, the 4*Superior Hotel Santa Maria Novella. This evening we will have dinner together in the hotel’s restaurant.
  • Day 2 - Walking tour, Uffizi Gallery & Leonardo Museum

    Our first day in Florence begins with a walking tour which will include Brunelleschi’s magnificent Duomo, and the Ponte Vecchio over the River Arno. We will arrive at the Uffizi Gallery for our timed entrance, to include the new Leonardo room which has brought together the artists’ works in a striking modern display, as well as the adjacent room devoted to Michelangelo and Raphael. There will be free time for lunch and in the afternoon we will visit the Leonardo museum where we see reconstructions of some of Leonardo’s inventions.
  • Day 3 - Vinci

    Today we will travel by coach to the charming small town of Vinci, about an hour from Florence, where we will see Leonardo’s birthplace, the Leonardo Museum and a gallery housing reproductions of all his paintings. We will have a private tour and there will be free time for lunch in Vinci before we return to the hotel in the afternoon.
  • Day 4 - Arezzo

    This morning we will travel to the charming Tuscan town of Arezzo, about 70 minutes’ from Florence. Here we will start with a visit to the former home of art historian Giorgio Vasari (Leonardo’s first biographer) and see the famous Piero della Francesca frescoes. After time for an independent lunch in Arezzo, we will visit the thirteenth century Buriano Bridge just outside the town, which is thought to be the one behind the Mona Lisa’s left shoulder. We will return to Florence in the afternoon, and our final dinner is taken in a local restaurant this evening.
  • Day 5 - Pinacoteca Ambrosiana & travel to Milan

    This morning we will travel to Milan by high speed train, where we will stay for the remainder of the holiday at the 4* Hotel Manzoni. This afternoon we will visit the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, the picture gallery of Milan’s historic library the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, where we will see Leonardo’s Portrait of a Musician, alongside masterpieces by Caravaggio and Raphael.
  • Day 6 - Walking tour & the Last Supper

    Our day in Milan will begin with a walking tour of the city centre, including the Duomo and the Castello Sforzesco, where we will see the Sala delle Asse, which Leonardo decorated while he was painting his famous Last Supper. In the afternoon we will visit the church of Santa Maria della Grazia, where we have a timed entrance ticket to see the Last Supper itself.
  • Day 7 - Flight home

    We drive to Milan Malpensa airport for our flight home.

Flight Details

Flights with British Airways:

Depart London Heathrow 13.25, arrive Pisa 16.35

Depart Milan Malpensa 11.40, arrive London Heathrow 12.45

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Milan, Italy, Europe

This charming, privately-owned, boutique hotel offers classic style and friendly service on Via Santo Spirito, between Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga. Despite being in the heart of Milan’s most fashionable shopping district, the Manzoni offers quiet respite in homely surroundings.


Santa Maria Novella
Florence, Italy, Europe

Over the last four years, the Piazza Santa Maria Novella has undergone significant change. Many of the buildings, including the beautiful church have been restored and the square itself is now virtually traffic free. 

Juliet Rix

Juliet Rix

Tour Leader

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