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Chris Dobson Art History Tours

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About Chris Dobson Art History Tours
We organize custom private tours in Italy for small groups, immersing you in the local art, history and culture, particularly in Florence and Tuscany. Chris Dobson is a professional art historian with over 30 years’ experience, but more than that, he is also an artist with personal working experience of how artworks were actually created, and he uses this unique blend of skills to explain the techniques used by the great artists. Chris enjoys sharing his passion for Italy as a rich mixture of art, culture and gastronomy. He speaks Italian fluently. The tours are given in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, and designed to make art and history engaging and exciting for all, without in any way ‘dumbing-down’ the subject. We regret that due to the bespoke nature of our tours we are unable to organize them at very short notice: you will need to confirm your booking at least one month in advance of your tour. For more details please visit our website.
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We did a private historical waking tour with Chris Dobson, who is one of the most well read and respected art historians I have ever met. My wife and I opted to do a private tour instead of one of the group tours. We learned...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank jluros
Chris D, Owner at Chris Dobson Art History Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Delighted you both enjoyed it so much. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 19 August 2017

Great experience! Italy really is the country of art and poetry, and not just the famous cities! Hidden away in the Piedmont countryside we found some real medieval treasures. To guide us we had our very own ‘troubador’ Chris Dobson. He showed us the palaces...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Chris D, Owner at Chris Dobson Art History Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Hi Cathy, Thanks for the positive feedback! Perhaps I'll bring a lute next time ;-) Best regards, Chris Dobson

Reviewed 4 January 2014

Mr.Dobson has an encyclopedic knowledge of historical Florence,as well as its art and architecture. He imparts this knowledge in a very friendly way and will give you as much or as little detail as you want. He can point out things that you might miss...More

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Tony S
Chris D, Owner at Chris Dobson Art History Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2014

Very happy to have been able to have fulfil your dream to see the Palio. Many thanks.

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Karen W
23 August 2018|
Response from Chris D | Property representative |
Dear Karen W, Unfortunately we have no availability at such short notice. Apologies. Best regards, Chris Dobson