Chianti - In a Tuscan Villa - Fully Subscribed

APRIL 17 - 25, 2005


Join in Hamilton's Alumni Travel to a land of vineyards, hilltop castles, and slender cypress trees. Chianti is Italy's most famous wine district and central to magnificent Tuscany.

Your home during your stay is the small village of Marcialla, which lies in the heart of the Chianti region and overlooks the breathtaking Elsa Valley. Visit the crystal center of Tuscany, Colle di Val d'Elsa; and the fortified village of San Gimignano, its skyline dominated by stately towers reminiscent of its glorious past. Admire the ancient palaces and churches of charming Lucca. In Pisa, marvel at the distinctive Leaning Tower, one of Italy's most recognized landmarks. Experience the Renaissance city of Florence with its artistic and architectural masterpieces. Explore the many treasures of lively Siena.

This trip will last nine days, and the price starts at $1,895 plus air. This tour is managed by AHI and will be hosted by Hamilton College Professor John McEnroe. John has taught Art History at Hamilton for over 20 years and is expert on renaissance art and its impact on social history. The tour will accommodate fewer than 50 people in total.