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Would you like to keep in touch with fellow Monash Prato alumni and find out what's new at the Monash Prato Centre? Join us at an event in Melbourne or in Prato.

Monash Alumni and Friends Prato Tour

Next edition 2021 (to be confirmed)

Join us off the beaten tourist track for:

  • Rich itinerary of day trips including Florence and Pienza
  • Exclusive access to museums and private collections
  • Etruscan archaeological sites
  • Music and aperitivo in the Palazzo Vaj Garden designed by Paul Bangay
  • Bespoke tour of a winery in the undiscovered Carmignano region
  • Roof-top reception and Filippo Lippi’s Renaissance masterpieces at the Palazzo Pretorio Museum
  • Accommodation in the heart of Prato

Go to our tour webpage for more details.

Monash Prato Alumni Lavazza Italian Film Festival Event

Next event Friday 11 October 2019

An annual event for Monash Prato Alumni in Melbourne. Come for an aperitivo before the film screening to find out what other Monash Prato Alumni* are doing today and what’s new at the Monash Prato Centre.

To receive an invitation to the 2019 event, keep your contact details up-to-date.

*You must have studied in Prato and have already graduated from Monash to be eligible for this event.

Bill Kent Memorial Lecture Series

Next event 28 November 2019 (to be confirmed)

An annual public event with Monash Arts.

Past lectures

2018, Melbourne

'The Sound of a Wall: Spatial and Sensory Boundaries between Christians, Jews, and Muslims in Renaissance and Early Modern Italy'

Professor Nicholas Terpstra, University of Toronto

2017, Melbourne

Coping with Plague: Public Health and Epidemics in Renaissance Italy

Professor John Henderson, Professor of Italian Renaissance History in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London; Research Professor at Monash University, Melbourne; and Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge

2016, Melbourne

Uses and Abuses of Intelligence from Dante to Machiavelli

Professor Lino Pertile, Carl A. Pescosolido Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, and former Paul E. Geier Director of Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies

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Read about other past events held in Melbourne.