Itinerary 2016

Week One: Venice and the Veneto

May 11, Wednesday, day 1: depart Washington, D.C., Dulles for Venice (via Frankfurt)

Depart Washington, DC (IAD) 3:25 pm on Lufthansa (LH) flight #417

May 12, Thursday, day 2: arrive in Venice

Arrive in Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) at 5:20 am. Depart FRA on LH #324 at 8:05 am, with scheduled arrival in Venice, Italy (VCE) at 9:20 am. Transfer (boat taxi) from airport to hotel,

Centro Culturale Don Orione for six (6) nights, May 12-17,

Zattere Dorsoduro 909/A

30123 Venice – Italy

Phone 011 39 041522 4077

Here is a link to the UNESCO site for Venice and its Lagoon.

Lunch at 1:30: Ristorante San Trovaso

Sites: Church of the Gesuati, Sta. Maria della Salute, Grand Canal, Ponte della Costituzione

Reports: Ariana, Sta. M. della Salute; Emily, Ponte della Costituzione

May 13, Friday, day 3: Venice

Sites: Giardinetti Reali, Coffee House Pavilion, Piazza San Marco, Basilica di San Marco (10:00 am), Palazzo Ducale, Sansovino’s Library and Mint, Museo Correr, Carlo Scarpa’s Olivetti Showroom (1957-58)

Reports: Kyrstiane, Porta della Carta (Palazzo Ducale); Ariana, Tetrarchs (Basilica di San Marco); Lauren, Napoleon and Venice (Basilica di San Marco); Malin, Collecting ancient art in early modern Venice (Museo Correr and Piazza)

May 14, Saturday, day 4: day trip (trains) to Vicenza and Padua

Sites, Vicenza: Villa Rotonda, Villa Valmarana, Teatro Olimpico

Sites, Padua: Arena Chapel (5:30 pm), Basilica di Sant’Antonio, Donatello’s Gattamelata

May 15, Sunday, day 5: Venice

Sites: Accademia Galleries (9:00 am), Ca’ Rezzonico, Sta. M. Gloriosa dei Frari, Palazzo Mocenigo, Scuola Grande di S. Giovanni Evangelista

Report: Hallie, Tintoretto’s St. Mark paintings

May 16, Monday, day 6: Venice

Sites: Scuola Grande di San Rocco, S. Giacomo di Rialto, Rialto Bridge, Sta. M. dei Miracoli, SS. Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), Scuola Grande di S. Marco, Strada Nuova, Jewish Ghetto

Report: Samantha, Verrocchio’s Bartolommeo Colleoni

May 17, Tuesday, day 7: Venice, Torcello, Murano

Sites, Venice: Pescheria (fish market), Ca’ da Mosto

Sites, Torcello: Sta. Fosca, Sta. M. Assunta, museum

Sites, Murano: lunch at Osteria al Duomo, SS. Maria e Donato

Week Two:  Croatia

May 18, Wednesday, day 8: Venice to Pula (Croatia) by bus, via Slovenia; stop in

Poreč (Croatia)

Sites, Poreč: Roman town plan and temples, Basilica of Euphrasius

Arrive in Pula; two (2) nights at the Hotel Galija, May 18-19

Epulonova 3

52 100 Pula – Croatia

Phone 011 385 52 383 802

May 19, Thursday, day 9: Pula

Sites, Pula: open air market, Amphitheater, Twin Gates, Hercules’ Gate, archaeological museum, Roman theater, Arch of the Sergii, Sta. M. Formosa, Roman mosaic, Temple of Augustus and Roma, Forum, Cathedral, Kastel

Reports: Kyrstiane, Amphitheater; Hallie, Gladiatorial contests; Samantha, Arch of the Sergii; Rebekah, Temple of Augustus and Roma

May 20, Friday, day 10: Pula to Zadar by bus, stop in Opatia

Sites, Opatia: cliff walk and beach time

Arrive in Zadar; one (1) night at the Hostel Boutique Forum, May 20

Široka ulica 20

23000 Zadar – Croatia

Phone 011 38 5 023 250 705

Sites, Zadar: Roman forum, St. Donatus, Cathedral of St. Anastasia, Franciscan church and monastery

May 21, Saturday, day 11: Zadar to Split by bus, stop in Trogir

Sites, Zadar: Archaeological museum, Land Gate

Sites, Trogir: the Venetian city

Arrive in Split; three (3) nights at the Goli I Bosi Hostel, May 21-23

Morpurgova Poljana 2

21000 Split – Croatia

Phone 011 385 21 510 999

May 22, Sunday, day 12: Split

Sites, Split: Palace of Diocletian

Report: Malin, the Peristyle

May 23, Monday, day 13: day trip to Solin (Roman Salona)

Sites, Split: Archaeology Museum

Sites, Solin: the archaeological site of Roman Salona

Reports: Lauren, Roman baths; Emily, Roman aqueducts

May 24, Tuesday, day 14: Split to Dubrovnik (Croatia) via bus; stops in Narona (Croatia) and Mostar (Bosnia Herzegovina)

Sites, Narona: the Augusteum

Sites, Mostar: the Old Bridge

Sites, Dubrovnik: beach time

Arrive in Dubrovnik; two (2) nights at the Tirena/Valamar Club Hotel, May 24-25

Iva Dulčića 36

20 000 Dubrovnik – Croatia

Phone 011 385 20 445 100

May 25, Wednesday, day 15: Dubrovnik

Sites, Dubrovnik: Bus into the old town of Dubrovnik for a walking tour of the city and the city’s walls

Report: Rebekah, Dubrovnik’s walls

May 26, Thursday, day 16: Dubrovnik to Washington, D.C.

Depart Dubrovnik (DBV) on LH #1711 at 9:50 am, arriving in Munich (MUC) at 11:25 am. Transfer to LH #414 for Washington, DC (IAD), at 3:35 pm with scheduled arrival at 7:00 pm.