• $5,465
  • $500
  • AESU
  • Moderate
  • Land Only

A favorite trip for art lovers returns in  2018! Explore the history and culture of Italy and get an insider’s perspective from renowned experts in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas.

With a deep dive into architecture, art and fine wine, participants will explore the culturally rich cities of Venice and Verona under the guidance of Dr. Ann Johns, Distinguished Senior Lecturer and Program Director for UT’s Learning Tuscany program at Santa Chiara Study Center in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy.

Discover the work of Andrea Palladio, one of the most influential architects in Western architecture. Though he designed many palaces, villas, and churches, Palladio’s reputation was established by his expert skill as a designer of villas, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Travel through the countryside to Vicenza, nestled in the foothills of the Dolomites.  Journey to Palladio’s birthplace of Maser, where you will enjoy a wine tasting at an historic winery.

Experience the magic of the Venice vogalonga, a rowing race that takes over the city’s canals and lagoons. Finally, board a private boat trip to sail to Murano to witness artisans practicing the centuries-old craft of glass blowing.