Tours with Ken Bartlett

Cultural Tours with Professor Ken Bartlett

Professor Ken Bartlett is one of North America’s foremost experts on European History, with a particular focus on Italy and Renaissance art.

For over 20 years, Georgia Hardy Tours has worked closely with Professor Bartlett to create unique and inspiring travel itineraries to Europe. Our travel partnership is known for bringing discerning, intellectually curious individuals together for tours lasting from 5 days to two weeks while exploring different regions in Italy and beyond.

Professor Bartlett’s expertise and delivery of high-level content on art, architecture, history and more, is ably combined with the logistical expertise of Dr. Gillian Bartlett who ensures each and every traveller’s individual needs are well taken care of.  

Recent tours include: Rome; Sicily; Florence and the Hilltowns of Tuscany; Genoa, Liguria and Cinque Terre; Venice and Palladian Villas; Amalfi Coast & Malta; Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast; and Bologna and the Towns of Emilia-Romagna. Coming for 2019 is Puglia.

Upcoming Trip with
Professor Ken Bartlett
and Dr. Gillian Bartlett:

Arguably the most evocative city on earth built on its most inhospitable site, Venice stands on millions of wooden piles driven into the lagoons at the head of the Adriatic. Founded by Romans escaping the Barbarian invasions, it eventually grew to be the leading trade centre in the West, growing rich and powerful from the Crusades and commerce with the cities of the Byzantine Empire.

The expansion of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th C, the discovery of faster routes to the East, and the rise of Atlantic powers led to a decline in the enormous wealth and naval supremacy of Venice. But it was the melancholy recognition that the world had changed that resulted in a new Venetian civilization – one founded on culture, pleasure, and beauty. Thus, the city of the blind doge Enrico Dandolo leading the 4th Crusade against Constantinople in 1204 became the decadent city of Giacomo Casanova (1725-98) devoted to the pursuit of sensuality and delight.

Venice with Ken Bartlett

Professor Ken Bartlett is one of North America’s foremost experts on European History, with a particular focus on Italy and Renaissance art. For over 20 years, Georgia Hardy Tours has worked closely with Professor Bartlett to create unique and inspiring travel itineraries to Europe.

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