Italy's plundered Art from Crusades to WWII
Price per person, excluding international flights
Single supplement £780
From the many wars of Classical Antiquity, through the military turning points and detours of the Fourth Crusade, Napoleonic France and the First and Second World Wars come the spoils of war – the priceless artistic heritage of the conquered nations.
This innovative tour sheds new light on Italy’s artistic treasures, delving into the fascinating history of some of the country’s most significant stolen pieces which are now back on public display in Rome, Florence and Venice.
With art-crime specialist Judge Arthur Tompkins, learn about the artworks’ perilous stories, as well as understanding which of Italy’s significant cultural treasures were themselves once plundered from other nations.
- Enjoy a totally new outlook on Italian art history, with a focus on the stories of just a handful of fascinating pieces
- Learn about pieces such as Veronese's Wedding at Cana, damaged when stolen to fill Napoleon's new museum at the Louvre
- Discover the works decorating St. Mark’s Basilica which themselves were looted from Constantinople during the Fourth Crusade