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What could be a better way to discover the heart of Tuscany than tasting, learning, and engaging with inspired Italian chefs and proud producers of its finest ingredients?

Explore bountiful markets, menus with flavors you will never forget, and your own ability to create tantalizing Tuscan dishes while visiting a wealth of historical and cultural sites. Taste regional wines at one of Chianti's castles, and step into the walled city of Cortona. Walk through the Piazza della Signoria, stop by the Ponte Vecchio, visit the Duomo, and admire Michelangelo's David in the Accademia. Along with your culinary immersion, Tuscany's amazing history, art, and scenic beauty await on this nine-day Orbridge specialty program.

To book this trip, contact Orbridge at 866.639.0079.

Trip Scholar

Anthony Hirschel

Anthony Hirschel has served as the Dana Feitler Director of the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago since 2005. Trained as a historian of the art of the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance, at the University of Michigan and Yale, he has been active in art museum administration for more than 25 years. He has spent much of that time in some of the nation’s most ambitious academic art museums, first at Yale and then as the director of the art museums at the University of Virginia and Emory University. Hirschel has also taught at Yale, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (now Randolph College) in Lynchburg, Virginia, and the University of Chicago Law School. In addition to holding other professional affiliations, Hirschel is a member (and former board member) of the Association of Art Museum Directors and is a board member of the American Federation of Arts.