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Save the Date! Art & Cuisine in Northern Italy: From the ancients to the avant-garde

September 8, 2017 – September 17, 2017 all-day
Northern Italy

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The old meets the new on this Crooked Tree tour, where the extraordinary traditions of Italy are juxtaposed with new tendencies in art and cuisine. Starting out in Venice during the Biennale (the world’s most important contemporary art show, held every two years), we will spend 8 nights and 9 days exploring art and food in Northern Italy.

Discover the wonders of contemporary art amidst the old-world fascination of Venice, watch where traditional glass making meets modern design in Murano, see Roman ruins and taste groundbreaking molecular cuisine in Verona, visit the world’s most important early Renaissance frescoes in Padua, sample bubbly prosecco at a vineyard in the valley it comes from, gaze upon the miraculous Byzantine mosaics in Ravenna, and learn how to make old-fashioned lasagne in Bologna.

All this and more on this exclusive tour for Crooked Tree members and friends, an unforgettable experience to be shared with people who believe as strongly in the arts as you do.

Tentative Itinerary

Departure from the US on Friday, September 8, 2017

Saturday the 9th of September

Arrival at Venice Airport and private transfer to the Hotel
Welcome Aperitivo at the hotel in late afternoon.
Night in Venice

Sunday the 10th of September

Walking tour of Venice in the morning with a tour guide and Gondola ride.
Afternoon free
Group dinner
Night in Venice

Monday the 11th of September

Visit the Biennale
Night in Venice

Tuesday the 12th of September

Morning free
After lunch, visit Murano to see the glass making process
Night in Venice

Wednesday the 13th of September

Transfer by private bus (45 minutes) to Conegliano-Valdobbiadene for a Prosecco wine lesson,
tasting, and lunch in the winery
Transfer to Verona (1 hour 40 minutes)
Night in Verona

Thursday the 14th of September

Walking tour of Verona
Visit the Roman Arena
Group dinner
Night in Verona

Friday the 15th of September

Transfer by private bus to Padua (1 hour)
Visit the town and the Cappella degli Scrovegni by Giotto.
Lunch in Padua and then private transfer to Bologna (1 hour 15 minutes).
Rest of the day free to walk through the historic downtown
Night in Bologna

Saturday the 16th of September

Private transfer to Ravenna. Visit Dante’s grave and the famous Byzantine mosaics in Mausoleo di
Galla Placidia and Sant’Apollinare in Classe.
Lunch of traditional piadinas
Return to Bologna
Cooking lesson and Farewell Group Dinner

Sunday the 17th of September

Departure from Bologna for the States

View the full itinerary.

For more information about this tour, please contact Doug Heise of Voyager Trips.

For flight information contact James Kan of Andrew Kan Travel Service Inc.
Telephone: (231) 347-8122  / Email:

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