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Monash Alumni & Friends Prato Tour 2018

Monash Alumni & Friends Prato Tour 2018

6 nights in Tuscany – join us off the beaten tourist track!


23-29 September 2018


  • Rich itinerary of day trips including Florence and Pienza
  • Exclusive access to museums and private collections
  • Etruscan archaeological sites
  • Concert and aperitivo in the Paul Bangay designed Palazzo Vaj Garden
  • Bespoke tour of the Capezzana 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


Find out what you will be doing each day by visiting our Itinerary webpage.


Associate Professor Peter Howard
Director, Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Monash University

Dr Cecilia Hewlett
Director, Monash University Prato Centre


The indicative cost is:

AUD $2,500-3,000 for the tour only

AUD $3,500-4,000 including tour, accommodation and ground transfers (Florence airport - Prato)

Please note that airfares, some meals, and travel insurance are excluded from the above indicative costs.

The final cost will be available in late April 2018.

Booking details

To secure your place on the tour, you will need to pay a $500 non-refundable** deposit via by 30 April 2018. Please note that places are limited. Please also note that expressions of interest for the tour have now closed. If you expressed interest via our online form (and received an email confirming receipt of your form submission), you will receive an email in late April 2018 (around 27 April 2018) with details of the final itinerary and tour cost, and you will be asked to pay the deposit by 30 April 2018 to secure your place on the tour.



*Please note that the tour dates, itinerary and cost are provisional and subject to change.

**The deposit is non-refundable except in the event of insufficient participants.