Piazzetta San Marco

Venice Biennale with Grand Rapids Art Museum

June 23, 2019 - June 29, 2019

  • 8 days/7 nights at luxury or boutique hotels
  • Past trips in 2011, 2013, and 2017

Join Grand Rapids Art Museum director Dana Friis-Hansen and fellow art lovers for a 7-day ArtAdventure to Italy featuring an exclusive tour of the international contemporary art exhibition Biennale di Venezia paired with insider access to a curated mix of architecture, landscape, and culinary experiences. Our focus this week is how Arte/Terra/Acqua (Art, Land, Water) shaped history and their continuing influence on today’s most interesting urban and rural landscapes. Our destinations include 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. Along the way we meet local experts, enjoy wonderful dining experiences and boat rides, and give you lots of opportunities to explore on your

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