For competitive Economy, Business or First Class airfares and/or group airfares please contact ASA for further information.
The number of flags is a guide to the degree of difficulty of ASA tours relative to each other (not to those of other tour companies). It is neither absolute nor literal. One flag is given to the least taxing tours, seven to the most. Flags are allocated, above all, according to the amount of walking and standing each tour involves. Nevertheless, all ASA tours require that participants have a good degree of fitness enabling 2-3 hours walking or 1-1.5 hours standing still on any given site visit or excursion. Many sites are accessed by climbing slopes or steps and have uneven terrain.
This 16-day tour involves:
It is important to remember that ASA programs are group tours, and slow walkers affect everyone in the group. As the group must move at the speed of the slowest member, the amount of time spent at a site may be reduced if group members cannot maintain a moderate walking pace. ASA tours should not present any problem for active people who can manage day-to-day walking and stair-climbing. However, if you have any doubts about your ability to manage on a program, please ask your ASA travel consultant whether this is a suitable tour for you.
Please note: it is a condition of travel that all participants agree to accept ASA’s directions in relation to their suitability to participate in activities undertaken on the tour, and that ASA retains the sole discretion to direct a tour participant to refrain from a particular activity on part of the tour. For further information please refer to the ASA Reservation Application Form.
David Marshall is Associate Professor in Renaissance and Baroque Art History in the Art History Discipline within the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. His main area of specialisation is view painting and landscape painting in 17th and 18th century Rome, and the relationship between painting and architecture. His publications include Viviano and Niccolò Codazzi and the Baroque Architectural Fantasy, Rome, 1993, and he has edited books including The Italians in Australia: Studies in Renaissance and Baroque Art, Florence, 2004; Art Site and Spectacle: Studies in Early Modern Visual Culture, Melbourne, 2007; as well as writing articles for, among others; Art Bulletin, Burlington Magazine, Storia dell’arte, Paragone, Artibus et Historiae, Apollo, Journal of the History of Collections, and the Papers of the British School at Rome. Current projects include books on the painter of views and capricci, Giovanni Paolo Panini, and a study of the Villa Patrizi, the most important early 18th century Roman villa, destroyed in 1849. He is the founder and editor of Melbourne Art Journal. He spends several months each year researching in Rome.