Northern Italy: Art and Culture 

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Length

9 days

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Price

$3,765 – Ratio 18:2

*Program price stands as an estimate until ticketing is finalized.

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Dates

May 6-14, 2023

Program includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • 7 Nights of Accommodation
  • All Ground Transportation (inc. Transportation Pass)
  • Daily Continental Breakfast 
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners 
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Full Time Local Guide
  • 24/7 On-Ground Emergency Support
  • Travelers Health Insurance & Liability Insurance 
  • Tips & Gratuities

Program Highlights

  • Doge’s Palace 
  • Rialto Bridge
  • San Marco Basilica
  • Milan Duomo
  • Uffizi
  • Galleria dell’Accademia
  • Cappella degli Scrovegni
  • Basilica of St.Anthony
  • Gondola Tour
  • Church and Dominican Convent Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Museo del Novecento
  • Peggy Guggenheim Museum
  • Pisa Tower and all the monuments in the square

Itinerary

DAY 1 – DEPARTURE – Saturday, May 6

Depart Home for Milan, IT 

DAY 2 – MILAN – Sunday, May 7

Arrive in Milan, Italy 

Airport Transfer 

On-ground Briefing
Orientation Walking Tour – The group will become oriented with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc. Additionally, an in-depth safety briefing will be provided for what to do incase of an emergency. 

Milan Walking Tour – Duomo, Galleria, La Scala, Piazza dei Mercanti, Sforza Castle, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele etc..

Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with a wide variety of menu options to cater all diets.

DAY 3 – MILAN – Monday, May 8

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Visit the Duomo, the Cathedral, the Archeological area and the Duomo’s Rooftop – Explore inside the spectacular Duomo di Milano, visit its museum,  see its underground archaeological site and enter the Church of San Gottardo. Also you will enjoy the best views of the city from the Duomo’s rooftop!

Museo del Novecento – The Museo del Novecento is a museum of twentieth-century art in Milan.  It is housed in the Palazzo dell’Arengario, near Piazza del Duomo in the centre of the city. The museum opened in December 2010. It displays about 400 works, most of them Italian, from the twentieth century.

Lunch Break

Church and Dominican Convent Santa Maria delle Grazie – UNESCO World Heritage Site. The church contains the mural of The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, which is in the refectory of the convent. 

Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 4 – PADUA/VENICE – Tuesday, May 9

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Train to Padua (approx. 2 hrs)

Padua Walking Tour – Padua is the seat of one of the oldest Universities in the world, but is also the city of the first Botanical Garden in history.
Lunch Break

Visit of Basilica of St. Anthony – The Church keeps the mortal remains Saint Anthony, and his relics are kept inside masterpieces of Veneto goldsmithing. The Church houses works by Donatello and Titian.

Scrovegni Chapel – This Chapel is world-known for being by Giotto  frescoed between 1303 and 1305 

Train to Venice (approx. 30 mins)

DAY 5 – VENICE – Wednesday, May 10

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Historical & Cultural Walking of Venice – Madonna dell’Orto, San Zanipolo, & Rialto Bridge

Fondaco dei Tedeschi Lookout Point

Piazza San Marco: Basilica di San Marco – The Basilica of San Marco is now and has always been the center of public and religious life in Venice. This basilica has a very special historical interest since it was here where the Dukes of Venice were consecrated.

Doge’s Palace – The Doge’s Palace is one of the symbols of Venice. The palace has been used for everything from the residence of the Doge to the prison of the Venetian republic.

Bridge of Sighs & San Giorgio Maggiore

Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 6 – VENICE – Thursday, May 11

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Peggy Guggenheim Museum – The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is a modern art museum on the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro sestiere of Venice, Italy. It is one of the most visited attractions in Venice.

Gondola Tour 

Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 7 – FLORENCE – Friday, May 12

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Train to Florence (approx. 2.5 hrs)

Florence Walking Tour – The Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Loggia dei Lanzi, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti

Uffizi Gallery – The Gallery entirely occupies the first and second floors of the large building constructed between 1560 and 1580 and designed by Giorgio Vasari. It is famous worldwide for its outstanding collections of ancient sculptures and paintings (from the Middle Ages to the Modern period).

Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 8 – FLORENCE – Saturday, May 13

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Galleria dell’Accademia The Accademia Gallery’s collection includes priceless masterpieces and works of art in its various halls spread over two floors.

Churches of Florence – Santa Croce (Michelangelo and Galileo’s tombs), Santa Maria Novella (Masaccio’s trinity and other renaissance masterpieces) and more…

Optional: Medici Chapels (behind San Lorenzo: where the medicis are buried, designed by Michelangelo); Brancacci Chapel (Florence’s Sistine Chapel – Masaccio’s frescoes) 

Train to Pisa (approx 1.5 hr) 

Visit Pisa Tower and all the open monuments and museums in the square

Train to Florence (approx. 1.5 hr)

DAY 9 – RETURN – Sunday, May 14

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Early train to Milan (approx 2 hrs)

Airport Transfer

Depart Milan, Italy for Home

For any additional information or questions please email us at: Info@studyabroadassociation.com

Payments Schedule

$500 due and payable by December 7, 2022.

50% of the remaining amount is due and payable by February 5, 2023.

the remaining amount is due and payable by  March 7, 2023.

For any additional information or questions please email us at: Info@studyabroadassociation.com

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