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Voyages to Antiquity: Italy, Croatia and the French Riviera

Program Number: 20323RJ
Start and End Dates:
5/19/2015 - 6/4/2015;
Duration: 16 nights
Location: Italy/Croatia/Greece/France
Price starting at: $6,495.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Adventure Afloat Study Cruise; Ocean Cruises
Meals: 40; 15 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 14 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian; Low Fat; Gluten Free; Low Salt    

This educational voyage echoes the idea of the “Grand Tour,” a practice popular in the 17th and 18th centuries that introduced Europeans and Americans to the art and culture of ancient Greece, France and Italy. Absorb the splendor of Rome and Venice, the stunning cathedrals of Pisa and Florence, and the ruins of Pompeii. Sail on to France to experience the sparkling Côte d'Azur, the countryside of Provence and the mighty Papal Palace at Avignon.




Activity Particulars

Walking up and downhill, up to two miles per day. Standing up to four hours per day, with breaks; uneven terrain and steep stairs without railings at historic sites.



Itinerary At-a-Glance

Venice (Italy), 2 nights, aboard Aegean Odyssey, 13 nights.



Day 1: Overnight flight from the U.S.A.




Days 2-4: Arrival Venice (Italy) / embark Aegean Odyssey:

Enjoy an insider's excursion of Venice before enjoying a full day to explore the "world's most beauitful city." Lodging: Five-star hotel overlooking Guidecca Canal.



Day 5: Ancona:

Journey through the rolling hills and lush plains of Marche to the Renaissance town of Urbino. Its historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.



Day 6: Split (Croatia):

Step inside the magnificent Palace of Diocletian, today not a deserted ruin but a bustling warren of houses, shops and cafés.



Day 7: At Sea / Islands of Croatia:

Sail the clear blue waters off the Dalmatian Coast, passing the islands of Brac, Korcula and Hvar and the Bay of Kotor, a remarkable fjord on the coast of Montenegro.



Day 8: Corfu (Greece):

Examine the Venetian heritage of Corfu as you visit the Old Fortress, the red-domed Agios Spyrídon church and the famous Esplanade.



Days 9-10: At Sea / Taormina (Italy):

On the island of Sicily, discover Taormina’s Greco-Roman theater with its mountainous backdrop and spectacular views of Mount Etna.



Day 11: Sorrento:

Experience Pompeii, engulfed by the ash and lava erupting from Vesuvius in 79AD, and examine the unique record of Roman life preserved here.



Day 12: Rome:

Full-day excursion encompassing the best of Rome's ancient, medieval and baroque treasures.



Day 13: Florence:

Admire the awe-inspiring duomos of Pisa and Florence.



Days 14-15: At Sea / Marseille (France):

Sail along the French Riviera, passing Monte Carlo and Saint Tropez. Venture to medieval Avignon and step inside its Papal Palace. Continue to Nîmes and the magnificent Roman arena.



Days 16-17: Nice / disembark / departure:

Enjoy the pleasures of Nice and Monte Carlo independently.





Aegean Odyssey

The Aegean Odyssey is a premium class ship especially rebuilt to allow for a unique combination of ocean and river cruising, whether amongst the islands of the Mediterranean or on the great rivers of Asia. These journeys take you from uncrowded Mediterranean harbors to the African savannah, the Mughal monuments of India to the jungle temples of Southeast Asia. Public areas include Mediterranean-influenced restaurants, a library, Internet center, sweeping sun decks, outdoor pool, gym and spa.


Meals and Lodgings
   Hilton Molino Stucky Venice
  Venice, Italy 2 nights
   Aegean Odyssey
  Aegean Odyssey - At Sea, At Sea 14 nights
 Hilton Molino Stucky Venice
Type: Five-Star Hotel
  Description: The five-star Hilton Molino Stucky Venice is a modern Venetian Masterpiece. Its building, once a flourishing flour mill, beautifully restored, now houses a hotel unlike any other, offering a different view of Venice. A short, five-minute boat ride from the heart of Venice, it offers breathtaking views over the city and complimentary shuttle service.
  Contact info: Giudecca 810
30133, Venice,   Italy
phone: +39 041 2723 311
web: www.molinostuckyhilton.com
  Room amenities: Each room has a mini bar, hair dryer, bathrobes (available upon request), telephone, 32" Plasma TV, laptop-sized safe box, free wireless Internet (for a fee), 24-hour room service and air conditioning.
  Facility amenities: The hotel offers six bars and restaurants, roof-top pool, fitness center, wellness center (for a fee), business center with computers and printers, laundry services, gift shop, currency exchange, free WIFI in the hotel's public areas (available for a fee in rooms), air conditioning, and a free shuttle service to St. Mark's Square.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: N/A Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. 1-800-241-1404
  Check in time: 2:00 PM

 Aegean Odyssey
Type: Cruise Ship
  Description: The Aegean Odyssey offers boutique-style cruising at its best. In contrast to the massive vessels cruising to and from major ports, it is a midsized ship adapted for island and coastal cruising. The Aegean Odyssey can visit smaller, less crowded harbors and sail closer to the coast enabling you to really appreciate the magical views.
  Ship Information: Ship’s Tonnage: 11,563 Length: 461 feet Beam: 67 feet Draft: 20.5 feet Cruising Speed: 18 knots Passenger Decks: 7 Stabilizers: 2 Passenger Staterooms/Cabins: 198 Passengers – lower beds: 378 Classification: Lloyd’s Register Society London Ship’s Registration: Malta
  Contact info: Voyages to Antiquity
1800 SE 10th Avenue, Suite 230
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 877-398-1460
web: www.voyagestoantiquity.com
  Room amenities: All cabins are equipped with a flat screen TV, air-conditioning, and personal safe. Particular importance is placed on the standard of bedding in cabins. Luxury bedding, including fine duvets, covers and sheets, ample soft pillows and quality towels can be expected. Also, shampoo, bath and shower gel, soap, and shower cap are provided. Your cabin steward is always available. Cabins and suites feature outlets with 220 voltage, using the “European” two round pin plug. Hair dryers are provided in your cabin and electric rollers, curling irons, electric shavers and other small appliances can be used in your cabin. For safety reasons, travel irons are not allowed.
  Facility amenities: Dining: Aegean Odyssey offers many dining facilities: The Marco Polo Restaurant is the ship's more formal restaurant, providing casual country-club elegance for lunch or dinner; The Terrace Cafe offers a combination of indoor and outdoor seating where you can indulge in breakfast, lunch and dinner from the grill or the sumptuous daily buffet. In the evenings, enjoy breathtaking views over dinner at Tapas on the Terrace. *There is a complimentary choice of wine, beer, or soft drinks with your evening meal. There will be a string trio, pianist and casual dancing before and after dinner. You may also wish to partake in afternoon tea, served in the Observation Lounge or enjoy an evening snack and cocktail, available in the Lido and Rendezvous bars. A limited room service menu is available. Special Diets: Please advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. The ship can usually meet most general requests such as those made with an air carrier; however, this cannot always be guaranteed. Services: Library; outdoor pool; spa; health center, saunas, massage and beauty treatment rooms and early morning yoga on the Lido Deck; elevators; beauty salon; medical center; laundry and pressing services (order form and laundry bag is provided in cabin); lecture theater and cinema and on board shop. Internet: The Internet center (open 24 hours and a charge of $18 for 4 non-consecutive hours is applied, wireless available in reception area). PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of satellite connectivity on board a ship, the internet connection is slow, erratic and may be unavailable at times.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Venice, Italy. Program begins at 5:00 PM in the hotel lobby. You will be staying at Hilton Molino Stucky Venice that night.
  End of Program:
Nice, France. Program ends after breakfast on the last day. You will be staying at Aegean Odyssey the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. The Voyages to Antiquity Guest Registration Form is required.
  Parking availability:
N/A
Transportation (For Independent Travelers)
  Train or bus availability: Water bus, approx. 5 Euro.
To Start of Program
  Location:  Venice
  Nearest city or town:  Venice/Mestre
  Nearest highway: Highway A4 to Trieste and Milano
  Nearest airport:  Marco Polo Airport
  Transportation to site: Option 1: From Marco Polo Airport, take the ALILAGUNA private water bus shuttle service RED LINE (Airport - Giudecca Hilton) € 16,00 OW /€ 27,00 RT. The trip takes approx. 1 hour 40 minutes. Option 2: Hotel Molino Stucky Venice is at a 25 - 30 minute water taxi ride from Venice’s Marco Polo Airport and costs 110 - 120 Euro. Note: For both options water taxi /Alilaguna pier is located 10 minutes walking distance from the arrival lounge at the airport.
  From End of Program
  Location:  Aegean Odyssey - At Sea
  Transportation from site: The Aegean Odyssey will provide transfers to the Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport (NCE).
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Departures
(Tuesday, May 19)
   
 In Transit: Depart US/Canada on international overnight flight.

Day 2: Welcome
(Wednesday, May 20)
   
 Morning: Arrival at Marco Polo Airport (VCE). Transfer to the hotel.
 Afternoon: Welcome orientation to the program at 5:00 PM in the hotel lounge.
 Dinner: Welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
   
Accommodations: Hilton Molino Stucky Venice
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 3: Venice, Italy
(Thursday, May 21)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.
 Morning: This morning experience Venice as a Venetian. Breathe in a bit of every day life of this fragile city at a relaxed pace. From St. Mark’s square enter the Castello district and meander the narrow calli. Learn about the Venice of yesterday and today. Stop at Campo San Giovanni e Paolo, a most impressive open space dominated by the stunning Gothic basilica which is home to many monuments of Doges and sea captains. Continue to the densely populated district Cannaregio; explore Chiesa dei Miracoli, a little “jewel box” of a 15th century church to gain insight into Venetian beliefs and traditions.
 Lunch: Road Scholar lunch at a local restaurant.
 Afternoon: This afternoon, you are free to explore on your own. You may choose to walk to Rialto or simply sip a Bellini at Harry's Bar.
 Dinner: Explore local fare on your own.
   
Accommodations: Hilton Molino Stucky Venice
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Venice, Italy / Embark the Aegean Odyssey
(Friday, May 22)

Note: Upon check-out your luggage will be transferred to your cabin on the ship.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.
 Morning: Free time for independent exploration of Venice.
 Lunch: Explore local fare on your own.
 Afternoon: Meet the group at the hotel to transfer for embarkation. Late afternoon Road Scholar orientation to the ship in the "Observation Lounge."
 Dinner: Dinner on board.
   
Accommodations: Aegean Odyssey
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Ancona, Italy
(Saturday, May 23)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: A gem of a day! From the port of Ancona, enjoy the rolling hills and lush plains of the Marche countryside en route to Urbino. Located at the foothills of the Apennines, Urbino’s clay earth still supports industrial brickworks, but its greatest incarnation is the Ducal Palace. Built during the 15th century, at the height of Urbino’s cultural importance, its presence helps to preserve the Renaissance spirit of this small hill town.
 Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.
 Afternoon: Continuation of the day's excursion to Urbino before returning to the ship in the late afternoon.
 Dinner: Dinner on board.
 Evening: Attend a shipboard guest lecture.
   
Accommodations: Aegean Odyssey
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Split, Croatia
(Sunday, May 24)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: The morning will be spent at the Palace of Diocletian, including the Temple of Jupiter and Diocletian's mausoleum. Born in Salona, a town a few miles to the north of Split, Diocletian became Emperor of Rome in 284AD. To ensure a comfortable retirement, Diocletian commissioned the construction of a massive limestone and marble palace in the town of Split. When it was completed in 305AD, Diocletian abdicated, the first Roman Emperor to do so. His palace complex included three temples as well as Diocletian’s massive mausoleum (now the Cathedral of St. Dominus), and could house around 9,000 people. Today the palace is not a deserted ruin but a shell containing a bustling warren of houses, shops and cafés.
 Lunch: Lunch on board or explore local fare on your own.
 Afternoon: Free time for independent exploration of the Roman walls, squares and temples in Split’s historic center or stroll along the Riva waterfront promenade.
 Dinner: Dinner on board or explore local fare on your own.
 Evening: Overnight in Split. Attend a shipboard guest lecture.
   
Accommodations: Aegean Odyssey
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Cruising the Islands of Korcula, Brac and Hvar / Kotor Bay
(Monday, May 25)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: At sea. Leaving Split in the early morning, the Aegean Odyssey spends the day cruising the clear blue waters off the Dalmatian coast, passing the stunning shores of the islands of Brac, Korcula, and Hvar.
 Lunch: Lunch on board.
 Afternoon: At sea. In the afternoon, we will cruise through one of the finest natural harbors in Europe. Kotor Bay is sometimes referred to as Europe's southernmost fjord, but the winding bay is actually a submarine river canyon. At one time Kotor Bay was rival to Venice and Dubrovnik for sea power. Stretching between Croatia and Montenegro, the bay offers picturesque vistas of fortified towns and mountains dotted with castles.
 Dinner: Dinner on board.
 Evening: Attend a shipboard guest lecture.
   
Accommodations: Aegean Odyssey
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Corfu, Greece
(Tuesday, May 26)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: At the height of their Empire, Corfu held a special place in the heart of the Venetians. The historian Jan Morris wrote: "The Greek Island of Corfu is made for pleasure and escape... Corfu was the most desirable station of the Venetian colonial service." Today, this Venetian heritage is still visible in Corfu Town as you will discover on this morning's excursion that takes in the Old Fortress, the red-domed Agios Spyridon church and the famous Esplanade.
 Lunch: Lunch on board or explore local fare on your own.
 Afternoon: In the afternoon, you are free to continue enjoying Corfu Town. A drink at the Liston Café is a must.
 Dinner: Dinner on board or explore local fare on your own.
 Evening: Late evening departure for Taormina in Sicily. Attend a shipboard guest lecture.
   
Accommodations: Aegean Odyssey
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: At Sea
(Wednesday, May 27)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: A relaxing day enjoying the late spring sunshine and the shipboard guest lectures as the ship makes its way to Sicily.
 Lunch: Lunch on board.
 Afternoon: Enjoy the Observation Deck if the weather is nice, or dive into a good book from the ship's library. Attend a talk led by your Road Scholar Group Leader.
 Dinner: Dinner on board.
   
Accommodations: Aegean Odyssey
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Taormina, Sicily
(Thursday, May 28)

Note: The streets of Taormina are mostly cobbled and there are some steps to navigate at the Greek Theater.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: Nowhere is the beauty of Sicily more apparent than in the hilltop town of Taormina. This morning, we will tender ashore for a short, scenic drive to this idyllic spot with its mountainous backdrop, lemonblossom-scented air and narrow, medieval alleys. This walking excursion proceeds past the Cathedral and the 15th-century Palazzo Corvaja with its black and white lava decoration. The highlight is a guided excursion of the Greco-Roman Theater.
 Lunch: Lunch on board.
 Afternoon: Sail to Sorrento and en route the Aegean Odyssey will pass through the Straits of Messina and take you past the living volcano of Stromboli.
 Dinner: Dinner on board.
 Evening: Attend a shipboard guest lecture.
   
Accommodations: Aegean Odyssey
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Sorrento, Italy / Pompeii
(Friday, May 29)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: An hour's drive along the Bay of Naples brings you to Pompeii, considered the world's finest example of an ancient Roman town. The city, buried for centuries by hot ashes in 79AD, is a virtual time capsule of that era. In the company of a professional guide, visit the patrician mansions, baths and temples at the site. Step inside to admire the brilliant Pompeian Red walls, elaborate frescoes and gardens adorned with sculptures. View the sobering ash replicas of the citizens caught in their final moments. These bring to life the words of Pliny the Younger, an eyewitness, who described the terror of the eruption with its "broad sheets of fire and leaping flames."
 Lunch: Lunch on board or explore local fare on your own.
 Afternoon: Explore the charming, cliff-straddling, port town of Sorrento on your own. Stroll along Marina Piccolo or find your way to the lift that will take you up to the city center, perched high above the sea. Enjoy the bustle along the Corso Italia and perhaps sample the famous local limoncello at the Piazza Tasso.
 Dinner: Dinner on board.
 Evening: Early evening departure for Civitavecchia, the port of Rome. Attend a shipboard guest lecture.
   
Accommodations: Aegean Odyssey
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Civitavecchia/Rome, Italy
(Saturday, May 30)

Note: Please wear appropriate attire for religious sites: guests are asked to cover legs and arms. Order of sights visited may vary. Heavy walking for one or more hours over uneven terrain, with multiple uphill segments.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: Immerse yourself in the sights of Rome on this full-day guided field trip highlighted by visits to the Trevi Fountain and Vatican City. Visit St. Peter's Basilica with its towering dome by Michelangelo. Step inside this most important church in Christendom, filled with art and historic masterpieces, a highlight to any visit to the Eternal City. Afterward, explore St. Peter's Square at leisure and admire Bernini's colonnade.
 Lunch: Seek out a trattoria for lunch on your own
 Afternoon: Your afternoon walking excursion encompasses Rome's ancient, medieval, and baroque delights, starting at the Trevi Fountain, continuing on to Colonna Square, passing Palazzo Montecitorio en route to the Pantheon. Your final stop is the pride of Baroque Rome: Piazza Navona. Enjoy a relaxing drive back to port as you contemplate the wondrous facets of Rome.
 Dinner: Dinner on board.
   
Accommodations: Aegean Odyssey
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13: Livorno/Florence, Italy
(Sunday, May 31)

Note: Heavy walking for one or more hours over uneven terrain, with multiple uphill segments.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: Visit Pisa, famous for its leaning tower, but also home to more than 20 other historic churches. Explore its Piazza del Duomo, or Cathedral Square, a medieval complex that includes the Cathedral, its leaning bell tower as well as the bapistry and monumental cemetary.
 Lunch: Explore local fare on your own.
 Afternoon: Explore Florence on a walking excursion that will take in its famous historic center, inlcuding its breathtaking cathedral as well as the romantic Ponte Vecchio overlooking the River Arno. Later, savor your impressions on a panoramic drive back to the ship.
 Dinner: Dinner on board.
   
Accommodations: Aegean Odyssey
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14: Cruising the French Riviera
(Monday, June 1)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: At sea. In the morning, as the ship makes its way to Marseilles, you will pass close to the coast of Monte Carlo and then continue along the beautiful coastline of the Cote d'Azur passing Nice, St. Tropez and Antibes.
 Lunch: Lunch on board.
 Afternoon: At sea. Join friends on deck to trade travel stories, reflect on all you have experienced on this adventure so far, and make plans for your next destination.
 Dinner: Dinner on board.
 Evening: Arrive in Marseille by mid-evening. Attend a shipboard guest lecture.
   
Accommodations: Aegean Odyssey
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: Marseilles, France
(Tuesday, June 2)

Note: Heavy walking for one or more hours over uneven terrain, with multiple uphill segments.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: Explore the Provençal countryside on this full-day field trip that visits Avignon with its papal legacies and Nîmes, along the Via Domitia, the Roman road constructed in 118BC that connected Italy to Spain. Your adventure starts with a 90-minute drive to Avignon which rose to glory in the Middle Ages, when a series of French born Popes fled Rome and made the town a base from which they ruled Christendom until 1407. Enjoy views of the Rhone River and Avignon's much-sung-about bridge, Pont St Benezet. The highlight of your visit is a guided visit of the Pope's Palace.
 Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.
 Afternoon: After lunch, explore Nîmes, once a Roman colony that prospered until the end of the 3rd century. Its history is evident in its 2,000 year old elliptical Roman amphiteatre, the best-preserved arena in France and still in active use as a concert arena. Stroll the tree-shaded boulevards that trace the foundations of its former city walls.
 Dinner: Dinner on board.
 Evening: Attend a shipboard guest lecture.
   
Accommodations: Aegean Odyssey
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16: Nice, France / Monte Carlo
(Wednesday, June 3)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: A morning at leisure to enjoy the seaside city of Nice on the French Riviera.
 Lunch: Lunch on board.
 Afternoon: This afternoon the ship will offer a transfer to Monte Carlo, famed capital of Monaco, for free time.
 Dinner: Farewell dinner on board.
 Evening: Free evening to prepare belongings for disembarkation.
   
Accommodations: Aegean Odyssey
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17: Departures
(Thursday, June 4)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: Disembark and transfer to the Nice Airport for the flight home.
   
Accommodations: Aegean Odyssey
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Venice Ca’ Rezzonico
A museum of eighteenth century art. The palace on the Grand Canal was designed by a Baroque architect of Venice, Baldassare Longhena, for the aristocratic Bon family. For additional information, visit www.galleriacarezzonico.com
  Doge’s Palace
Doge's Palace is a former governmental palace and a masterpiece of Venetian gothic. The Ducal Palace was the residence of the Doge up to the fall of the Venetian Republic in I797 and was a public palace and seat of the administration of justice. The palace is the highest and richest symbol of Venetian civilization and of Venice's cultural, military, political and economic history. All historic periods are represented in an extraordinary stratification of structural and decorative elements: from the antique foundations of the original Gothic complex, to the great halls dedicated to political life and decorated by the canvases of Veronese, Tintoretto and the great masters of the Renaissance, from the precious rooms of the Doges apartment, to the dark prisons and places of torture and the luminous loggias on the Piazza and the Lagoon. For additional information, visit www.museiciviciveneziani.it
  Galleria Belle Arti
Spanning five centuries, the Galleria Belle Arti's matchless collection of paintings provides a complete spectrum of the Venetian school, from the Byzantine period through the Renaissance to the Baroque and later. Masterpieces of Titian, Veronese, Bellini, Tintoretto, Tiepolo and more all await you here.
  Glass Museum of Murano
A museum of Venetian glassmaking. The Murano Glass Museum was founded in 1861 when the darkest period in the history of Murano glassmaking had been overcome, following the fall of the Republic of San Marco (1797) and the subsequent years of foreign rule. The museum’s collection was expanded by the addition of the Correr, Cicogna and Molin Collections which include, among other things, the most beautiful Renaissance pieces in the museum. For additional information, visit www.museovetro.visitmuve.it
  Museo Correr
This museum is located in the Napoleonic Wing on St. Mark’s Square. The design and initial building work on the Napoleonic Wing dates from the years when Venice was part of that Kingdom of Italy (1806-1814) of which Napoleon was sovereign. The Venetian painter Giuseppe Borsato worked on the decoration of the interiors, producing a personal and very careful interpretation of the Empire style. The frescoed ceiling of the Main Staircase - showing The Glory of Neptune - was painted by Sebastiano Santi in 1837-38. For additional information, visit www.correr.visitmuve.it
  Peggy Guggenheim Collection
A modern art collection in an 18th century Venetian palace, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is the most important museum in Italy for European and American art from the first half of the 20th century. It is located in Peggy Guggenheim's former home, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, on the Grand Canal in Venice. The museum was inaugurated in 1980 and it presents Peggy Guggenheim's personal collection of 20th century art, masterpieces from the Gianni Mattioli Collection, the Nasher Sculpture Garden, as well as temporary exhibitions. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is owned and operated by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which also operates the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, and the Guggenheim-Hermitage, Las Vegas. For additional information, visit www.guggenheim-venice.it
  Santa Maria della Salute
The Santa Maria della Salute, a great Baroque church standing on the entrance of Grand Canal, is an imposing architectural landmark by Baldassare Longhena, one of the most important architects of Venice in the 17th century. In the sacristy are paintings by Titian.
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