Itinerary 2014

Week One: Venice and the Veneto

Map VenetoMay 13, Tuesday, day 1: depart Washington, D.C. Dulles for Venice (via Frankfort)

Depart Washington, DC (IAD) 3:20 pm on Lufthansa (LH) flight #417

May 14, Wednesday, day 2: Arrive in Venice, orientation to city, lagoon

Arrive in Frankfort, Germany (FRA) at 5:35 am. Depart FRA on LH #324 at 8:00 am, with scheduled arrival in Venice, Italy (VCE) at 9:20 am. Transfer from airport to hotel, Centro Culturale Don Orione for five (5) nights.

Lunch at Ristorante San Trovaso at 1:30.

Monuments: Santa Maria del Rosario (Gesuati), Sta. Maria della Salute (Baldassare Longhena, 1638-81) and/or San Giorgio Maggiore (Andrea Palladio, begun 1565)

May 15, Thursday, day 3: The political and sacred centers of Venice

Monuments:  Piazza San Marco, Basilica di San Marco, Tetrarchs, Horses, the Library and Mint, Palazzo Ducale, Napoleon’s palace

May 16, Friday, day 4:  Torcello and the lagoon, the Jewish Ghetto, miraculous Venice

Monuments: Sta. Maria dell’Assunta and Sta. Fosca (Torcello); the Ghetto, Sta. Maria dei Miracoli, Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Scuola Grande di S. Marco

May 17, Saturday, day 5: The Myth of Venice

Monuments: Accademia Galleries, Scuola della Carità (at the Accademia), Ca’ Rezzonico, Frari, Scuola Grande di S. Giovanni Evangelista, Palazzo Mocenigo

May 18, Sunday, day 6: Day trip (bus) to Verona and Vicenza: Classical traditions; villas and villeggiatura

Monuments: (in Verona) amphitheater, Roman theater, Roman gates, Duomo, Castelvecchio; (in Vicenza) Basilica, Villa Rotunda

Week Two:  Croatia

May 19, Monday, day 7: Venice to Pula by bus

Morning: Bus from Venice to Pula (Croatia) via Slovenia. Stop in Rovinj (Croatia). Arrive in Pula;  two (2) nights at the Hotel Galija.

Themes:  Urban planning; expansion of empires

Map CroatiaMay 20, Tuesday, day 8: Pula

Monuments:  amphitheater, Twin Gates, Hercules’ Gate, archaeological museum, Roman theater, Arch of the Sergii, Sta. Maria Formosa, Roman mosaic, Temple of Augustus and Roma, Forum, Cathedral, Kastel

Themes:  Growth and development of Pula; Roman religion and entertainment

May 21, Wednesday, day 9: Pula to Zadar by coach

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

Monuments in Zadar:  Roman forum, archaeological museum, Franciscan Church and Monastery, Cathedral of St. Anastasia

Themes: Growth and development of Zadar; trade routes

May 22, Thursday, day 10: Zadar, Burnum, Split

Arrive in Split; three (3) nights at the Hotel Bellevue

Monuments in Burnum:  remains of Roman military camp at Burnum

Themes: Roman army and structures

May 23, Friday, day 11: Split, Trogir, Split

Monuments: (in Split) Palace of Diocletian; (in Trogir) predominantly Venetian structures

Themes: Tetrarchy; Diocletian; palaces; growth and development of Trogir

May 24, Saturday, day 12: Split, Salona, Split

Monuments: (in Solin) remains of amphitheater, Roman theater, Roman baths, Early Christian basilicas

Themes: end of Rome; advent of Christianity

May 25, Sunday, day 13: Split, Narona, Mostar (Bosnia Herzegovina), Dubrovinik

Arrive in Dubrovnik; two (2) nights at the Hotel Adriatic

Bus from Split to Dubrovnik (Croatia); Stops in Narona (Croatia) and Mostar (Bosnia-Herzegovina)

Themes:  Romanization; former Yugoslavia

May 26, Monday, day 14: Dubrovnik

Monuments: Old Town Dubrovnik, the City Walls

Themes: Alternate empires

May 27, Tuesday, day 15:  Dubrovnik to Washington, D.C.

Depart Dubrovnik (DBV) on LH #5991 at 7:30 am, arriving in FRA at 9:35 am. Transfer to LH #418 for Washington, DC (IAD) at 1:10 pm with scheduled arrival at 3:45 pm.