SOURCE: Divine Tours

March 05, 2009 12:20 ET

Divine Tours Presents The World of Valentino Monticello at the Uffizi Library in Florence, Italy With an Exclusive 3-Day Wine Tour With the Artist in Chianti March 25-28, 2009

MIAMI, FL and FLORENCE, ITALY--(Marketwire - March 5, 2009) - Divine Tours is pleased to announce a first time lecture/conference on "The World of Valentino Monticello" at the prestigious Uffizi Gallery Library in Florence, Italy. The lecture takes place on March 26th 2009 and will focus on the Italian born artist's life and works which uniquely combine wine, art and opera; the same 3 subjects which give title to his famous book "Wine in Opera". Monticello who has lived in London for the past 50 years is considered an eclectic Master of wine and opera as seen through his majestic collages. A unique program has also been organized by Divine Tours where guests will be able to meet and interact with the Artist through a series of social events and tours during the days surrounding the lecture.

The tour package consists of:

--  3 night accommodations at the new and luxurious Four Season's Hotel in
    Florence
--  March 25th welcome cocktail with Valentino at Harry's Bar
--  March 26th admission to the Uffizi Library Conference followed by
--  Private dinner celebration with the artist at one of Florence's best
    restaurants
--  March 27th private wine tour and lunch with Valentino at the renowned
    winery Il Mulino di Grace in Chianti.  Exclusive visit and viewing of the
    collections found at this prestigious estate followed by afternoon visit to
    Capannelle
    

Limited space is available for all events, for more information and registration please contact Divine Tours at info@divinetours.com and www.divinetours.com. Italy telephone contact (39)347-135-9806

The conference on March 26th will be held in Italian and has been organized by the Uffizi Library director Dott. Claudio di Benedetto with 3 guest speakers: Maria Grazia Messina (Art Historian), Mila De Santis (Opera Musicologist) and Gelasio Gaetani D'Aragona (Wine Expert).

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