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