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Venetian Grandeur: Padua and Venice

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13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
A nexus for world trade for more than 1,000 years, Venice spread its commercial and artistic riches throughout the Veneto region. In the palaces, squares and churches built by Byzantine and Renaissance masters, follow this alluring blend of east and west from the canals of Venice to Padua and Ravenna. Padua predates the founding of Rome and during the 13th and 14th centuries welcomed Dante and Giotto.


Highlights

• Learn about venetian art and architecture from experts as you stroll through the maze of narrow streets.
• In Padua, experience Giotto’s Scrovegni chapel frescoes, a masterpiece of early Renaissance painting.
• An excursion to Ravenna reveals intricate Byzantine mosaics in churches and tombs.

Activity Notes

Extensive walking in the heart of Padua and Ravenna, towns with wide pedestrian only areas. Uneven terrain, steps, and ramps to cross bridges and canals in Venice. Standing for extended periods during site visits.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Venice; coach to Padua, 5 nights; coach to Venice, 6 nights.

Date Notes
10/18/2016
No one can forecast the weather, but sometimes late fall may have rain, wind and high tide. Venice may have some standing water on the streets. The city installs raised platforms for people to walk on. If it happens, consider it part of the Venetian adventure. It is called, "Acqua Alta" or high water.

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11 nights of accommodations
27 meals: 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips
1 Performances

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