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Hidden Italian Libraries

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Experience Italy like never before and discover the hidden treasures of libraries in Rome, Florence, and Turin.

Your journey begins with your guide, Rob Phillips, Fred and Nancy Morris Professor of Biophysics, Biology, and Physics, on a walking tour of Rome's must-see sites: the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and Piazza Navona. Next, you will take a private tour of The Angelica Library, the so-called "golden library." Culinary highlights along the way include local cuisine like osteria and trattoria, a convivial dinner at the inner Bistrot del Cortile della Pigna in the Vatican, and an intimate dinner at the home of a Florentine family.

Your adventure concludes with an exclusive tour of the Library of the Academy of Sciences in Turin, founded in 1783 by King Vittorio Amedeo III, which has a vast collection of rare materials and manuscripts in the science and humanities.

October 4–13, 2023