Italy & Vatican City - 10 days @ ₹ 1,32,355/-

Known for its incredible architecture across centuries, Italy has produced some of history’s most influential designers and architects. The Italy Study Tour includes city walking tours, guided visits to contemporary architectural sites and iconic locations like Stazione Santa Maria Novella, the Opera House, and the world-famous Pantheon, Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. Students will be taken to visit, appreciate and understand the works of genius architects and designers across Italian history – ancient, modern, contemporary and fusion works. Perhaps the highlight of this study tour will be visiting the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 – a sheer treat for any budding architect!

To Register for this tour Pay ₹ 5,000 and after payment, Complete This form


For all registrations up to 90 days before Departure: Tour Price of ₹ 1,29,355/- only!


Tour Departure Dates*: 1st June - 10th June 2016

Tour Origin / Cessation: Ex Bangalore. Alternate options: Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai & Kochi. Prices may vary marginally as per airline policy

Cities: Rome, Florence, Milan, Venice & Vatican City

Registration Deadline: 60 days before deparure. After this, prices will increase by ₹ 5,000 - 8000/- per person

Inclusions: Flights, 3 star Accommodation with breakfast (Twin / Triple Sharing and Multi Bed rooms in Florence), Transport within each city, High Speed trains between cities, Meetings (Architects, Designers, Universities), Accompanying Italian Professional Architect

Exclusions: Service Tax @3.625%, Schengen Visa and Insurance fees, Lunch / Dinner, Entry Cost (Museums, Guided Tours, Exhibitions etc.), Any optional visits / Cities not mentioned.

* A minimum number of 15 participants are required to have a tour organized. If the minimum number of participants are not met, an alternate tour date / tour will be offered to you.

ITINERARY: The daily activities included and not limited to that listed below

Day 1: Bangalore-Rome

Welcome to the tour! You shall meet up with the tour guide and other participants at Kempegowda international airport, Bangalore at 4:30 pm IST. Short briefing; after check in and immigration, we shall proceed to board the Airline to Rome.

Day 2: Rome

Arrive Rome at 7:55 am. Airport transfer to hotel. Freshen up and ready for the city walking tour. Today we shall visit historical places starting from Colosseo, Trevi fountain & Pantheon. Complete your experience with the visit of Ara Pacis Museum (Richard Meier) and some highlights in the city centre. Free time for night walks through the city.
(Overnight stay in hotel)

Day 3: Rome

Today we shall visit contemporary Italian architecture. Palasport (Pierluigi Nervi), MAXXI Museum (Zaha Hadid) Auditorium Music Park (Renzo Piano).
(Overnight stay in hotel)

Day 4: Florence

Will start early today by taking a high speed train Italo to Florence from Rome. Check in at hostel and will be ready to visit modern and contemporary Italian architecture. Be ready for the city walking tours. Places of visit: Santa Maria Novella ­ Santa Maria del Fiore ­ Piazza Signoria ­ Palazzo Vecchio ­ Ponte Vecchio ­ David (Michelangelo). Stazione Santa Maria Novella (Giovanni Michelucci), Opera House (ABDR associates). Discover with us the beauty of the Opera House also during the night.
(Overnight stay in hostel)

Day 5: Milan

Take the mornining train to Milan. Check in at Hotel and get ready for the Walking tour of the town: Duomo ­ Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ­ via Montenapoleone ­ Castello Sforzesco. Free time for night walks through the city.
(Overnight stay in hotel)

Day 6: Milan

Visit of Contemporary Architectures: Unicredit Tower (Cesar Pelli), Gae Aulenti square (Cesar Pelli), Corso Como residential buildings (Munoz & Albin / Cino Zucchi), Showroom E1/E2 (Piuarch), Fiera Rho (Massimiliano Fuksas). Free time for shopping .
(Overnight stay in hotel)

Day 7: Venice

Take the morning high speed train to Venice. Check in at hotel, freshen up and get ready for the city walking tour. Canal Grande ­ Rialto bridge ­ San Marco square and tower ­ Basilica di San Marco ­ Palazzo Ducale Constitution Bridge (Santiago Calatrava). Free time for night walks & shopping through the city.
(Overnight stay in hotel)

Day 8: Venice - Rome

Visit to the Venice Biennale di Archtettura 2016. Evening High Speed train to Rome. Transfer to Hotel.
(Overnight stay in hotel).

Day 9: Vatican City

Today we shall visit the heart of Vatican State in the morning: St. Peter's Church, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel and head to the airport to board UL 0582 at 2:55 pm to Colombo.
(Overnight Flight)

Day 10: Rome - Colombo - Bangalore

Unwind for a day in Colombo at a 3 star hotel (meals included) and head to the airport. Departure from Colombo at 6:55 p.m. to reach Bangalore at 8:15 pm.
Time to say goodbye to your new friends.

Note: Visits to Government Bodies, Universities and interactions with local designers and architects will be accommodated at their respective convenience during the tour. These will be in addition to the Itinerary above.


To Register for this tour Pay ₹ 5,000 and after payment, Complete This form


Make a payment of ₹ 5,000/- and email the following details to [email protected]: Your full name, the transaction details / bank challan copy, Tour of your choice and preferred tour date of your choice

Account Holder Name: D Q Labs International

Current Account Number: 0252 0500 4625

Bank: ICICI Bank

Branch: Cox Town, Bangalore

IFSC Code: ICIC0000252

Registration Fee: The registration fee is non refundable and is adjusted towards your tour fee. If for any reason you need to withdraw from a tour, the registration is transferable to another tour of your choice.

Note: DQ Labs International reserves the right to change the tour pricing reflected on the website for those who have not registered. However, once registered for a specific tour, pricing will remain unchanged.


  • Italy & Vatican City - 12 days
  • Dep: 18th May and 6th July 2016
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