The Daum Museum of Contemporary Art on the State Fair Community College Sedalia campus will sponsor an 11-day travel program to northern and central Italy March 17-27, 2018. It is open to the public.
The tour will focus on the architecture, scenery, art, and cuisine of three principle cities – Venice, Ravenna and Florence with day trips to Verona, Bologna, Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca, and Pisa. Highlights include St. Mark’s Square in Venice; the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna where 1,400-year-old glittering mosaics create another-worldly realm; an array of Renaissance masterworks in Florence; the world’s oldest university (1088) in Bologna; Juliet’s balcony in Verona; one of Europe’s great medieval squares in Siena; the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Assunta, a world heritage site, in San Gimignano; and the Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles) in Pisa that includes the leaning tower.
Trip leaders are Daum Museum Director Tom Piché and SFCC art instructor Paul Allen.
The trip cost includes all motor coach and air transportation; nine nights in first-class and superior first class accommodations; travel between cities; daily breakfast buffet, three lunches and three dinners; English-speaking guides; applicable taxes and luggage handling; admission fees and gratuities.
Cost is $4,093 per person, based on double occupancy, which includes a $200 charitable donation to the Daum Museum. The supplement price for a single room is $575. Reservations are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. A $1,500 deposit is required to hold a space. Reservations are being taken now; deadline is Dec. 14. Final payment must be made by Jan. 2, 2018.