Italy & Vatican City - 12 days

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!

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TOUR SUMMARY:

Tour Departure Dates*: Contact us for more Details

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: Registrations are currently closed for this tour

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 @ 9%, 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 - Delhi - Rome

Welcome to the tour! You shall meet up with the other participants at Kempegowda international airport, Bangalore at 5:00 a.m IST. After check in and immigration, we shall proceed to board the Airline to Rome. Arrive Rome at 7:55 pm. Airport transfer to hotel. Freshen up and get ready for a night walk around the city centre. (Overnight stay in hotel)

Day 2: Rome

Today we shall visit historical places starting from Colosseo and ending 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: Vatican City

Today we shall visit the heart of Vatican State: St. Peter's Church, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Complete your experience with the visit of Ara Pacis Museum (Richard Meier) and some highlights in the city centre. Free time for night walks & shopping through the city. (Overnight stay in hostel)

Day 5: Florence

Will start early today by taking a high speed train to Florence from Rome. Check in at hostel and will be ready to visit modern and contemporary Italian architecture. Stazione Santa Maria Novella (Giovanni Michelucci), Opera House (ABDR associates). Discover with us the beauty of the Opera House also during the night. Free time for night walks & shopping through the city.
(Overnight stay in hostel)

Day 6: Florence / Optional visit to Pisa

Today we will enjoy the marvellous city centre of Florence, the city of Medici family, and its highlights. 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).
(Overnight stay in hostel)

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

Meeting with OpenLab Architettura (Optional) & Visit to the Venice Biennale di Archtettura 2016. Free time for night walks through the city.
(Overnight stay in hotel).

Day 9: Venice

Visit to the Venice Biennale di Archtettura 2016. Free time for night walks through the city.
(Overnight stay in hotel).

Day 10: 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 11: 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).
Head to the airport in evening and take night flight from Milan to New Delhi.

Day 12: Milan - Delhi - Bangalore

Arrive in Bangalore by evening
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.

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Bank: ICICI Bank

Branch: Cox Town, Bangalore

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