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.
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Program No. 23339RJ
8 days
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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
Our Flex learning adventures offer more flexible schedules than our traditional programs, with ample independent time and several meals on your own. Enjoy the camaraderie of the group while also getting time to explore on your own.

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.
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