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The Great Art Cities of Italy


An introduction to Italy through the most popular destinations in the country, with a general presentation of each of these cities and their history, and why they are so different from each other.


The series of seminars being with a general introduction of Italy and the immense variety of physical and human geography.

Far beyond what monuments to see or places to visit, this course provides valuable context behind each city that will add depth and greater meaning to your experience of these wonderful towns, revealing the historical, geographic, and cultural background that have shaped the identity of each place.

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Art cities of Italy seminars Singapore

(Total of 4 sessions, 6 hours) 


Target age: 25-99 years old

Minimum number of participants: 6

Maximum number of participants: 10 (if conducted in physical presence)

Language: English & Italian

Price per person: SGD 120

What's included? Italian soft drinks (if conducted in physical presence)

Who should attend?

Anyone who wishes to have a better understanding of the history and culture of Italy and the various art cities.

Seminar activities:


  • Lesson 1 – general introduction to the physical and human geography of Italy, how its varied landscapes have resulted in a variety of cultures and cuisines.

  • Lesson 2 – Introduction to Rome, its history, how it became the capital of Italy, and what it gave to world culture.

  • Lesson 3 – Florence and Venice, two very different cities arising from two very different histories.

  • Lesson 4 – Milan, the business and industrial powerhouse which hides an ancient heart. A comparison between the 4 cities presented in this course, and a short discussion on the other art cities in Italy.


  • Lesson 1 – General introduction to the physical and human geography of Italy, how the location of the four cities determines the unique history and development of each of them.

  • Lesson 2 – Introduction to Naples, and how it’s history since its ancient Greek beginnings have made it into Italy’s most exuberant city.

  • Lesson 3 – Bologna and Turin, two northern cities of the Po Valley with very different identities.

  • Lesson 4 – Palermo and its multi-layered and multi-cultural history, followed by a comparison between the 4 cities discussed in this course and the main tourist centres of Rome, Florence Venice and Milan.

Positive words from previous seminar attendees!

"Wonderful experience - and so much new things to learn about Italy!". 


“I learnt so much!”


“Looking forward to other cities of Italy!”



Huang Eu Chai, Director Ergo: Travel

Eu Chai lived in Italy for nine years, having studied and obtained a post-graduate specialisation in town and regional planning for developing countries from the prestigious University Institute of Architecture of Venice (IUAV). After having worked 8 years for the Singapore Government specialising in physical planning of future railway lines, He decided to pursue his passion for travel, and launched a travel consultancy to showcase all that Italy has to offer.

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