From the charm of southern Italy, travel to the beautiful north as you explore the history of medicine in Italy from its Graeco-Roman origins to the budding of modernity in the Renaissance and beyond. The tour starts in Naples, which provides easy access to Salerno and Pompeii. Examine Roman influences in public health, sanitation and surgery at Pompeii and Rome. Review medieval medicine with visits to hospitals and pharmacies in Rome and Florence before considering the new importance of anatomy, one of the cornerstones of Renaissance art and science. Visit the first anatomical theatre in Padua and the famed botanical garden. See the exquisite anatomical waxworks in Bologna, and then to Venice, where the outbreak of the Black Death led to the birth of quarantine.
You will be travelling throughout Italy at a beautiful time of year.
*Museum Storico Nazionale dell’Arte Sanitaria visit is subject to the museum’s openings. If a visit isn’t possible, you will visit the Museum of Medicine and Anatomy.