For an architect or an architectural aficionado no experience can match the Venice Biennale, and the design riches of the Veneto Region.
— Tom Rankin, Study Leader

Explore the Contemporary Side of Italy’s Byzantine Empire

This 6-night educational travel program opens doors to the world of contemporary architecture which gathers in Venice every other year. Bask in the juxtaposition of cutting-edge design and the rich history of the Veneto region, from its exotic Byzantine treasures to stately Palladian mansions to masterpiece by Carlo Scarpa, Renzo Piano and others.

DATES: 7-13 June 2020 (7 days and 6 nights )
STUDY LEADERS: Tom Rankin and chosen English-speaking experts in art and architecture.

COST:  From $4,800/person double-occupancy including 6 nights bed and breakfast; meals and other food (including wine), activities, and transport as described; tips; and airport transfers. Private room supplement US$ 1,000.

  • Stay 4-nights in a carefully-crafted and meticulously-managed design hotel in central (but just off-the-beaten track) Venice.

  • Enjoy 2 nights in central Verona, a perfect base from which to explore the villas and gardens of the Veneto regions

  • See masterpieces by Carlo Scarpa, including his Brion Cemetery

  • Pay your respects to Palladio with a visit to one or more of his country villas

  • Spend two full days at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition at the Biennale di Venezia

  • Attend special VIP events organized around the Biennale and different national pavilions

  • Visit the studios and works of important living architects and learn from scholars studying the works of others

  • Learn from — and contribute to — projects to defend and preserve Venice from climate change, tourism and other challenges

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