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ART TOUR OF ITALY 2018

CONSIDER THE DEEPER MEANING OF “BEAUTIFUL ITALY”

I took this same exact tour with my Art Professor while in college and the experience was life changing and mind blowing. We will be going through a professional tour agency that will set up our professional guides, safety, travel and housing. This trip is fantastic and allows us to have a wide view of the arts and culture that traverse Italy, the home of Western Art. Come with me and enjoy all the visual sensations, delicious foods, and astonishing works of art.

While in Venice you will take in the Floating City that is crisscrossed with romantic bridges, laced with history and boasting some of the world’s finest art and architecture. During your stay you will see gondolas glide down the Grand Canal before stopping in St. Mark’s Square. At the pink-and-white Doge’s Palace, see where mighty Venetian dukes once ruled. Stroll over the Bridge of Sighs, which links the palace to a prison. As they crossed the bridge, prisoners supposedly sighed with perfect sadness as they regarded their beautiful city for the last time. We will also watch a glass blowing demonstration, something that I used to do when I had the facilities. Let’s hurry because someday in the future the city will be long gone under water.

During college, I spent 2 years studying art in Florence at the Academia di Belli Arti. In Florence you will view the masterworks of Michelangelo’s statue of David and Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus. As you stroll through the city, pass by classical statues at the Piazza della Signoria. See the domed cap of the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, better known as the Duomo, which dominates the skyline. Opposite the Duomo, look for the bronzed doors of Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise at the Baptistry. Walk across the Ponte Vecchio, a Medieval bridge where many of Florence’s famed leather and gold artisans keep shop but more importantly lets eat a ton of gelato.

Afterward we will travel to Rome, a city that integrates its past into the present better than any other. During your stay, explore the world’s most famous arena, the Colosseum, where you can almost hear the stamping feet of the crowds gathered for gladiatorial combat. Nearby, the Roman Forum marks the former heart of the Roman Empire. Julius Caesar gave many of his great political speeches there. On your visit to the Vatican City, marvel at Michelangelo’s breathtaking ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and look out for the colorful uniforms of the Swiss Guard, protectors of the Vatican City. Before you say “arrivederci”, toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain to ensure a return trip to the Eternal City.

Our visit in Pompeii will allow us to explore the remains of an ancient & decadent vacation spot. Its remains preserved by volcanic ash and its people that passed on due to the toxic gases of Mount Vesuvius. We will have a professional guide here, just like all the other locations, to fill us in on all the details and newest finds. I have traveled to Pompeii nearly 4 times and am always so excited to return.

Finally, in the Sorrento Region and Island of Capri, we get to finally relax from our excursion. There is still more to learn in these vacation spots but the shopping, blood oranges, beaches and lemon cello will be a huge reward for the end of our tour.
I am excited and hope that we can arrange this experience for our students, their friends, our parents, and perhaps their friends and family as well. Our goal is to get at least 10 people to go so let me know who is interested.

More information to come.

MORE INFORMATIONS

A simple view of our planned trip:

 

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy
  • Day 2: Milan | Venice
  • Day 3: Venice
  • Day 4: Florence
  • Day 5: Florence
  • Day 6: Assisi | Rome
  • Day 7: Rome
  • Day 8: Rome
  • Day 9: Pompeii | Sorrento region
  • Day 10: Capri | Rome
  • Day 11: Depart for home

All of the details are covered:

  • Round-trip flights on major carriers
  • Comfortable motor-coach
  • 9 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms
  • European breakfast and dinner daily
  • Full-time Tour Director
  • Sightseeing: 6 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local
    guides
  • Entrances: Doge’s Palace; Glass-blowing demonstration; Duomo; Basilica of St. Francis; Sistine Chapel; St. Peter’s Basilica; Colosseum; Roman Forum; Pompeii Roman Ruins; Capri boat cruise.

Notify Master Omar of whomever is interested in going on this magnificent tour of Italy.

 

Parents with children 10 and younger are required to send a guardian… that means you should go to and your spouse! Students 12 and up may go without a guardian present.

 

Keep in mind that we are interested in having parents travel too! Let’s enjoy Italy all together and learn about the locations and historical art as one.

BELL' ITALIA

11 Days tour through Italy, Learning the historical arts and culture of a beautiful country.

JULY 1st - 11th

Dates are currently being considered and may be from July 9th - 2oth. We currently want to gauge interest since at 5 traveling students and parents will be necessary to have this trip take flight.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Find out all of the incredible inclusions that are a part of this trip at our meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 28th at 7:00pm!

SIGNING UP

I am trying to get a feel for who would be able to take this trip with us. Please let me know by email or text so that I can get more details put together. I am very interested in everyones input so that we can make the timing as convenient as possible.

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