Optional Field Trip to Padua and Venice. Departure after SACI Friday afternoon classes are finished. Students stay in Venice on Friday & Saturday evenings. Fee: €285. Additional details to be announced.
This optional field trip includes a visit to Giotto’s Arena Chapel in Padua and the following sites in Venice: St. Mark’s basilica, Doge’s Palace, Palladio’s S. Giorgio Maggiore, the Accademia Gallery (like the Uffizi for Florence – contains major masterpieces of Venetian Renaissance painting by Giovanni Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, Veronese, and Tintoretto among others), the Frari church (Franciscan church with tombs of famous Venetians and important paintings by Giovanni Bellini and Titian), Scuola di S. Rocco (plague confraternity building with large paintings by Tintoretto, sometimes called his “Sistine Chapel”), Peggy Guggenheim Foundation for modern art, and islands of Murano (where glass factories are) and Torcello (beloved by Hemingway). Details to be announced.