Before Markenfield as we know it today was built, the Italian Oligarchies of Venice, Milan, Genoa, Florence and Siena had already been established and were flourishing. Anarchy in the region forced them to enclose themselves with fortified walls, and to adopt an increasingly independent stance. Northern Italy prospered in mediaeval times, owing to its situation on the trade route between Europe and the Mediterranean, and in an echo of their republican past they adopt a system of elected councils. Unable to stop the spread of these cities, the councils were eventually recognised by the Emperor. Join us for our first Study Day, and learn how these mediaeval cities formed the Italy we know today.
Join York University lecturer Dr Cristina Figueredo as she takes us on a journey through the making of Italy from mediaeval times onwards. Lunch and refreshments are included in the price.
We can happily cater for vegetarian diets, but apologise that we cannot cater for food allergies (eg nuts). Please telephone 01765 692303 to discuss individual requirements.