Venice 2015

               With Nancy Doll and

Weatherspoon Art Museum


June 7th to the 13th

$4000 per person 

($4250 non-museum members)

Single supplement ($750)

Includes all ground transportation, all admissions and trip-related fees, 6 nights accommodation, double occupancy, 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners.  Excludes airfare, airport transfers, meals not specified and alcoholic beverages

Accommodations: Hotel Sant'Elena

Sunday, June 7

Tour begins at 1:30 p.m. in the lobby of Hotel Sant'Elena

We begin with an afternoon at The 2015 Biennale

Nancy Doll guides us through highlights of

the Giardini, one of the Biennale's two main venues;

Dinner at Osteria Da Pampo

Monday, June 8

We spend the morning on an architectural walking tour of

Venice designed to introduce--or

reintroduce--participants to this most magical city

Lunch at Al Profeta

This afternoon we visit 

Punta Della Dogana

originally a customs house, Punta Della Dogana has been a museum

for the unparalleled Pinault Collection

since Tadao Ando’s 2008 remodeling


The Peggy Guggenheim Collection

one of the world’s great modern art collections

Open Evening

Tuesday, June 9

We start our day with a guided tour of the Biennale’s other main venue

the Arsenale.  

After a break for lunch, we visit selected off-site exhibitions.

Dinner at Corte Sconta

Wednesday, June 10

Our Day on the Islands

This morning we have special access to the studios of some of the

the most authentic craftsmen on

Murano, the ‘glassmaker’s island’.

Lunch at Acquatanca 

This afternoon we tour Torcello’s Byzantine treasures

Dinner: Open

Thursday, June 11

Our Day on Land

Vicenza and Padua

We focus on the architectural masterpieces of Palladio and others for

much of the day but no visit to the region

would be complete without

seeing Giotto’s frescos in Padua’s Scrovegni Chapel

Dinner at Zucca

Friday, June 12

We return to the Giardini for a very special visit with Paul Ha,

director of the MIT List Visual Arts Center and curator of this year's American Pavillion.

Open Afternoon

Dinner at L'Alcova 

Saturday, June 13

Tour ends with breakfast