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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
  • Music 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


Standard tour: AUD$2416**

Package: AUD$3353** (tour fee and accommodation package – double room single use)

The package consists of:

  • standard tour
  • 6 nights’ accommodation in one double (single use) 'comfort room' at Art Hotel Milano (Check in: 23 September 2018 Check out: 29 September 2018)
  • breakfast each morning
  • tourist tax
  • ground transfers (between Florence airport and Prato accommodation)
Please note that variations on the above package (including check in and check out dates) are not possible.
If you will be doing the tour with a partner or friend and you will be sharing a room, the accommodation package cost for the second person is AUD$2570** (tour fee and accommodation package – double room double use).
To secure the accommodation, you will need to pay for the Package in full by 31 July 2018 (date to be confirmed).
If you prefer to book your own accommodation, you are welcome to do so. Please visit our Accommodation webpage for suggestions.


Booking details

To secure your place on the tour, you will need to pay a $500 non-refundable*** deposit via Please note that places are limited.

The Standard Tour or Package fee will need to be paid in full by 31 July 2018 (date to be confirmed and those who have paid the deposit will be advised by email of the payment deadline and method).



*Please note that the itinerary is provisional and subject to change.

**Please note that airfares, some meals, and travel insurance are excluded from the above costs. Accommodation, tourist tax and ground transfers are excluded from the Standard Tour fee.

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