Venice Art and Design

4 days/3 nights

From only £259pp

Overview

4 days/3 nights From only £259pp

Explore over 500 years of Venetian art on this study tour, from Venziano’s amazing altar pieces through to the golden age of Tintoretto and Titian and then venture into the 18thC with Canaletto. For those with an interest in contemporary art, the Peggy Guggenheim Museum is crammed with major modern works, including Picasso, Pollack and more.

What's included in the trip?

  • Return scheduled flights
  • Accommodation on a half board basis
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students
  • Single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:10 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Flight to Venice and transfer to your hotel. Free time to explore the city. Evening meal at a local restaurant

  • Day 2

    Visit to Peggy Guggenheim Gallery. Sketching time in St Mark’s Square Optional: Tour to Murano & Burano. Evening meal at a local restaurant

  • Day 3

    Visit to Galleria dell’Academia. Visit to the Doge’s Palace. Evening meal at a local restaurant

  • Day 4

    Free time in Venice. Transfer and Return flight to UK. Arrive back at school

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Enhance your trip

  • Amongst the lagoons lie Torcello and Murano. Torcello was the first inhabited island and marked the beginning of Venice. In 1291 through the fear of fire all glass furnaces were transported to Murano and emphasised the popularity of this island.
  • Absolutely magnificent. To be in the presence of so many tintorettos is almost over-whelming, so take your time, sit wherever you can find a bench, and just absorb the beautiful paintings all around.
  • Totem Il Canale starts in 1985 after Totem Gallery’s acquisition of the Gallery Il Canale ,one of the historical contemporary art galleries in Venice.
  • The Ca’ Pesaro is a Baroque marble palace facing the Grand Canal of Venice. Today it is one of the 11 museums run by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia system.
  • Museo Correr is situated in the ex-Royal Palace in Piazza San Marco and includes the Napoleonic Wing and the Procuratie Nuove. It was created out of the art collection which Teodoro Correr left to the city in 1830. The picture gallery, one of the most fascinating collections of Venetian painting from its origins to the early 16th century, includes works by Lorenzo Veneziano, the Bellini family, Carpaccio, Cosmè Tura, Antonello da Messina and Lorenzo Lotto.
  • The Ca ‘d’Oro, one of the most prestigious late Gothic palaces in Venice, gathers up the important art collection of the Baron Giorgio Franchetti (1865-1927), who in 1916 donated His collections and the building itself to the Italian State, after having made it magnificient as in the past with some restorations.
  • Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari is arguably one of Venice’s most important art houses and church which is covered in gothic illustration. Lots of Titian’s work can be found here and it is believed that Titian was buried here at the second bay. The Church boasts the city’s second largest Bell tower.
  • Built as early as 1478, this incredible building now houses priceless collections of paintings from a variety of artists across the globe. A trip to Venice without gazing upon these pieces would be incomplete!
  • An internationally recognised icon of Venice, the architecture of the Ducale Palace dates back as far as the 14th century. For almost 90 years the Palace has been attracting visitors from far and wide as one of Italy’s main Museums.
  • Carmini is the last surviving Grand School in Venice, making it an extremely significant historical institution. Founded in the late 15th century, the School has been functioning for well over 500 years.
  • Vecchio Palace is Venice’s Town Hall and with its Bell Tower and façade similar to that of a fortress, it has become a very famous landmark of the city.
  • Michelangelo designed the historical Laurentian Library in the early 16th century. Containing almost 11,000 manuscripts this library is an extremely significant part of Venice and Italy’s history.
  • Filled with an abundance of treasured artwork the Santa Maria Nouvella is certainly a sight to behold. The unique and original architecture of its exterior is equalled in beauty to the priceless collections inside!