Donatello and the birth of the Renaissance: walks with Monica Gentili
On the occasion of two unrepeatable Exhibitions on Donatello and the Renaissance, which will open in Florence this spring, the Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci of Florence has organized a week that combines Art and Italian Language, dedicated not only to the great sculptor, but also to the artists who contributed to the renewal of the Arts: Brunelleschi, Masaccio, Raffaello and Michelangelo.
The program consists of an Italian language course from Monday to Friday and Art History tours every day.
The Italian language lessons will take place in the morning from 9:00 to 12:15.
In the afternoon Monica will take you on a tour of the Museums of Florence to introduce you to Donatello and discover how he inspired Modern Art.
A visit to the city of Padua, where, first Giotto and then Donatello, have left wonderful works, certainly can not miss.
And as always, we will be happy to end this week with Donatello with a good dinner together in a typical Tuscan restaurant.
• from the 11th to the 15th of April 2022 or
• from the 13th to the 17th of June 2022
Minimum recommended Italian level: Elementary A2
PRICE: € 515*
)* A registration fee of € 70 must be paid at your first enrolment. Minimum 3 students.
|Day 1||Morning||Italian language course|
|Afternoon||Church of San Lorenzo with Donatello tomb|
|Day 2||Morning||Italian language course|
|Afternoon||Bargello Museum, "Donatello, the Renaissance" exhibition|
|Day 3||Morning||Italian language course|
|Afternoon||Palazzo Strozzi, "Donatello, the Renaissance" exhibition|
|Day 4||Padua: Sant’Antonio Church and Scrovegni Chapel|
|Day 5||Morning||Italian language course|
|Afternoon||Opera del Duomo Museum|
I attended the Corso di Storia dell'Arte to learn more about museums in Florence. I knew that it would be in Italian, and I might have difficulty with it. However, Monica is fantastic; Her Italian is extremely clear, her enthusiasm is contagious. It is easy to see that she knows and loves the Art of Florence and the Renaissance. She explained the significant details, and also, taught us many of the fun trivial items. She was thoroughly prepared. She is the best. I highly recommend these courses for any student who wants to learn more about some of the major art institutions, and also some of the lesser touristy. I cannot wait to return to Florence and take more classes with Monica.
I would like to highly recommend the art history tours organised by the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci. We were fortunate to have the well-versed and knowledgable, Monica lead us. The tours were conducted in Italian and relatively easy to understand as Monica pitched the information to our needs and level. What I loved most about the tours was her ability to make the characters and protagonists of the time 'come alive'! This was truly wonderful as we could visualise Michelangelo, Botticelli and other famous artists and sculptors working and contemplating their designs. I also loved learning about the Medici family for example and the important role they played in Florence. We felt as if we got to know the characters as Monica was able to recount stories about them vividly and with endless energy and enthusiasm! Grazie Monica!!