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Italy

Winter in Italy: Venetian History, Culture & Canals

Explore vibrant Venice, from its grand architecture to its masterful paintings, when the crowds have gone home to gain a deeper understanding of its rich culture and history.
Rating (5)
Program No. 23339RJ
Length
8 days
Starts at
2,249
Flights start at
800

At a Glance

Wind your way through the maze of canals and take in the arched Gothic architecture that lines its banks. Welcome to Venice: A true fairytale of a city where gondoliers sing into the night and artwork can be found in marbled galleries. Usually a magnet for busy tourists, study Venice’s culture and history during the quieter winter months when the crowds have dwindled. As the narrow streets beckon you to explore, discover every alleyway, bridge and corner café with our top-notch instructors and on your own while you dive head first into the City of Water.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Revel in a Vivaldi concert performed on prestigious original instruments by a gifted chamber music ensemble.
  • Learn about the art of glassmaking and mosaics from a local expert and then observe the mosaic-clad St. Mark's Cathedral.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of painters Titian, Veronese and Jacopo Tintoretto at the Accademia Gallery.

General Notes

Program includes independent time to explore the city and several meals on your own. Group Leaders will provide directions for self-directed excursions. Suggestions for free-time activities provided in preparatory materials.
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Rosanna Giannotti
Rosanna Giannotti is a Senior Authorized Venice Guide Lecturer who has devoted her life to studying the art and history of her home city. She is fluent in English, French, and Spanish, and she has always had a penchant for traveling and cosmopolitanism, in order to expand her knowledge and connect Venetian history with the world context. Rosanna is a member of the most prestigious Italian and European Associations of Guide Lecturers and has cooperated with Road Scholar programs in Venice for over 30 years.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Cristina Gregorin
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Michela Ceccarini
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