Join fellow art lovers for a 8-day art adventure to Italy featuring an exclusive tour of the Venice Biennale international contemporary art exhibition paired with insider access to a curated mix of architecture, landscape, and culinary experiences. We start in sophisticated and energized Milan before moving just outside Verona in the heart of the Valpolicella wine region for two nights in your choice of superior rooms or junior suites at Byblos Art Hotel, a 16th century villa transformed by contemporary art from such luminaries as Sol LeWitt, Damien Hirst and Anish Kapoor. This trip takes in northern Italy's unique urban centers and spectacular rural landscapes including Milan and its secrets; the romantic city of Romeo and Juliet, Verona, whose Roman core is still protected by the curving Adige River; the country villas and gardens of the world-renown Valpolicella wine region; Vicenza, a High Renaissance town brimming with villas, palaces, and civic buildings designed by Andrea Palladio; and incomparable Venice, its sparkling lagoon and surrounding islands so fragile next to the Adriatic Sea. For your lodging in Venice, chose from the iconic Bauer Il Palazzo on the Grand Canal or charming Violino d'Oro next door. Along the way we meet local experts, enjoy wonderful dining experiences and boat rides, and give you lots of opportunities to explore on your own.