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Classical Architecture & Classic Cuisine in Italy

Apr 20-28, 2023

11 days | Italy | alumni UBC Travel Club

Study Leader Justin Newell recently hosted a webinar about "Classical Art & Architecture in Venice & the Veneto". Click here to watch the recording! (43 min. + Q&A)



The great Italian architect Andrea Palladio had a massive influence on architecture worldwide.
 
The one-time stonecutter worked in the relatively contained landscape between Vicenza and Venice. Every building he designed was a gem, designed with perfect proportions and crystal-clear design, bringing the best of classical ancient Roman architecture to contemporary use that even today appears timeless.

Join art historian Justin Newell as we follow in Palladio’s footsteps, visiting some of his grandest villas and palaces in delightful towns and charming villages with detours to Verona and to the scenic Prosecco hills to sample fine wines and cheeses. A private cruise along the Brenta Canal takes us three of Palladio’s villas. A full day in Venice introduces the outstanding art of golden era of the 15th and 16th centuries with masterpieces by Tintoretto and Titian in the grand guild houses.

Architecture is the guide to the discovery of charming towns, authentic cuisines, and great wines, spirits, and bubbly!
 

 

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alumni UBC Travel Club Gastronomy & Wine Alumni Expeditions
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. C$6495  Includes taxes and gratuities.
Group Size:
14 - 16 participants

What’s included: Transfer from Venice Airport to Vicenza on arrival; accommodation based on double occupancy; most meals; wine with lunch and dinners; transportation by private coach; all activities and entrance fees; cheese tasting; grappa tasting; Valpolicella tasting and luncheon with wine pairings; Prosecco tasting and luncheon with prosecco; private boat cruise; transportation by private boat from Mira to Venice; taxes and gratuities; fully escorted by alumni UBC Study Leader.

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Meet in Vicenza
2Introduction to Palladio
3Beyond Vicenza to visit the showstopper "La Rotonda"
4Excursion to the Valpolicella and Verona
5Asiago, Grappa, and Asolo
6The Prosecco Hills
7Private boat cruise along the Brenta Canal
8Visual immensity of Venice fills our day
9Depart Venice
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Your Tour Leader

Justin Newell, art historian and artist, has lectured extensively on Western painting, sculpture, and architecture (from 1300 to 1963) at UBC and various Vancouver colleges, as well as leading art history tours to Venice, Florence, Rome, Paris, London, and other art centres of the world, weaving his knowledge of history, art, political events, and famous sights into his presentations. Justin recently taught the course: Venetian Painting: from the Renaissance to the Rococo Period for UBC Extended Learning.

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alumni UBC Travel Club Gastronomy & Wine Alumni Expeditions
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. C$6495  Includes taxes and gratuities.
Group Size:
14 - 16 participants

What’s included: Transfer from Venice Airport to Vicenza on arrival; accommodation based on double occupancy; most meals; wine with lunch and dinners; transportation by private coach; all activities and entrance fees; cheese tasting; grappa tasting; Valpolicella tasting and luncheon with wine pairings; Prosecco tasting and luncheon with prosecco; private boat cruise; transportation by private boat from Mira to Venice; taxes and gratuities; fully escorted by alumni UBC Study Leader.

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