“Out Of Context” Tours In Europe

This item appears on page 71 of the April 2008 issue.

Themed walking seminars in six cities: London, Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence and Venice. Examples follow. Vasari Corridor (FLORENCE), April 25, May 23, June 13 & July 11, 2008, 3:45-5:45 p.m., at €110 (near $165) including Uffizi Gallery admission. The Vasari Corridor was built in the 16th century to allow the Medicis passage from the Uffizi to the Pitti Palace without having to mingle with commoners.

Walk it with an expert in Florentine history and enjoy the art and architecture. Jan Fabre at the Louvre (PARIS), June 18, 7-10 p.m., at €55 ($82). This contemporary Belgian artist uses media such as blood, bones and tears in drawings, sculpture and performance art. Led by Martin Kiefer, a Louvre exhibit coordinator. A Journey with Dante (FLORENCE), June 21, 2:30-5:30, at €65 ($97). Join a discussion led by an Italian literature scholar about Dante’s “Inferno,” then walk sites important to Dante and his characters. 

Context Travel (Philadelphia PA; 888/467-1986, www.contexttravel.com).