Day 21, Sun 6 October

Our last full day together in Italy begins with a free morning for sleeping in or last-minute shopping. In the afternoon we will visit the beautiful church of Santa Maria Novella with Leon Battista Alberti's façade. Inside the church we will view Masaccio's Trinity, a frescoed altarpiece employing Brunelleschi’s new linear perspective; frescoes by Ghirlandaio, Filippino Lippi and Uccello (Chiostro Verde); 14th century frescoes depicting Dante's Divine Comedy by Nardo di Cione; and the memorable, entirely frescoed Chapter House, also known as the Spanish Chapel.
After a guided stroll through the Boboli Gardens adjacent to the Pitti Palace we will visit the richly decorated church of Santa Trinita, home to the Sassetti Chapel with an altarpiece and frescoes by Domenico Ghirlandaio, and the Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel with an altarpiece and frescoes by Lorenzo Monaco.
The day ends with a special end of tour dinner.

Accommodation: 7th night at Hotel Balestri, Florence.

Meals included: breakfast and dinner.