The Luther Tour - Savonarola
4 - 10 September 2014
For 2014 Luther Tour is going to Italy to the beautiful medieval walled town of San Gimignano to study the life and times of Girolamo Savonarola (1452-98), perhaps the most fascinating of the early reformers who preceded the Reformation. We will be visiting towns off the beaten track such as Pienza and Volterra as well as spending two days in Florence. These are all all UNESCO World Heritage sites, four in total.
We will be accompanied by Bishop Peter Stephens, Professor of Church History at Aberdeen University before his retirement. He has published world class books on many figures of the Reformation. The tour is organized by Revd. Robert Hampson of Holy Trinity Church, South Woodford, London. Luther Tour's first tour was in 2007.
2014 Prices for the Luther Tour
The price of the tour is 拢645. This includes all travel within Italy, accommodation and half board for six nights/seven days at the Augustinian monastery in San Gimignano, visits to sites, guided tours and talks in the various places with the sole exception of Florence on Monday 8th September when there will be various options to be priced individually. Price of the tour also includes five lectures, three by Rt. Revd. Prof. Peter Stephens on Erasmus and the Renaissance (1) and Martin Bucer (2) and by Revd. Robert Hampson on Savonarola (2). There is no additional cost for single room occupancy.
Flights from the UK need to be booked and paid for by participants independently. This should not cost much more than 拢100, and less if done quickly.
We are flying this time with Vueling Airlines from London Gatwick to Florence Airport. Vueling is a low cost Spanish Airline, now flying from the UK. See times on the itinerary tabs. Care has been taken to find times that are suitable for people to travel to Gatwick airport at a decent time for departure, and also to provide time to travel home from the Gatwick on return to the UK. There is also the possibility of booking your flight from other destinations to meet up with the group in Florence Airport, particularly if flying from the far corners of the UK.
There may of necessity be small changes to the itinerary.
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