Travel Program

Palladio’s Legacy: Venice, Italy

Sep 24 - Oct 5, 2024

Join us in celebrating the 250th Anniversary of Hammond-Harwood House by exploring architecture and garden design influenced by Andrea Palladio in the Veneto area of Italy.

Join a small group and HHH Curator, Lucinda Edinberg, on an 11 day tour to Italy for an exclusive, thoughtful, customized itinerary centered on Palladian architecture in the Veneto.

 

Beauty will result from the form and the correspondence of the whole, with respect to the several parts,…that the structure may appear an entire and complete body.

– Andrea Palladio (1508-1580), The Four Books of Architecture

Andrea Palladio’s design principles became standards of beauty in Europe and beyond over the course of hundreds of years. In the New World, Palladio’s work inspired the design of the 1774 Hammond-Harwood House, which is based on his drawings of Villa Pisani in Montagnana, Italy. To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Hammond-Harwood House in 2024, we are launching a very special travel program for our members. Our first trip will be to the Veneto area of Italy, which holds a treasure trove of Palladian examples.

The itinerary for the trip has been customed designed by Adventures Abroad Worldwide Travel Ltd., a full-service travel agency that will handle all booking details for the trip. Included are no less than 13 Palladian sites to visit, as well as other masterworks of architecture and garden design in Venice and the Veneto region. This tour will be a feast for the senses, and for the mind as well, as we learn about and contemplate beauty in many different forms.

Accommodation will be at three- or four-star hotels, and all breakfasts are included. Two dinners will be with the group; the remainder of lunches and dinners will be unscheduled so that tour participants can explore the many restaurants representing the rich cuisine of the region.

This will be a small group trip with a minimum of 14 participants and a maximum of 23. At least one member of a pair travelling together must be a member of Hammond-Harwood House. Curator Lucinda Edinberg will be traveling with the group for the entire journey.

Itinerary

11 days door to door departing the US on Sep 24, 2024 & returning Oct 5, 2024

Arrive in Venice and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner in a local Venetian restaurant.

Overnight in Venice. Included Meal: Dinner.

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At least one member of a pair travelling together and sharing accommodations must be a member of the Hammond-Harwood House Association. We hope that this trip will attract new members as well as reward our current members for their support. We intend to offer at least one trip a year in the future and may require membership for every traveler. Become a member today.

Tour Pricing

The cost of the trip is $5090 per person, based on double occupancy. A single supplement is $1280. A deposit of $500 is required at the time of booking. This deposit is nonrefundable. It may be recoverable under the terms of your trip insurance if you cancel for certain reasons. If the minimum number of 14 paying passengers is not booked by 60 days prior to departure, the trip will be cancelled and your deposit will be refunded. Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure.

 

The tour cost includes the following:

  • An exclusive, thoughtful, customized itinerary centered on Palladian architecture in the Veneto
  • Small group limit, from 16-32 participants, including the Tour Director and HHH curator
  • Accommodation in three- and four-star hotels in Venice, Verona and Vicenza
  • City taxes at each hotel
  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners, with wine
  • Comfortable coach travel between sites
  • Entrance fees for all sites listed mentioned in the itinerary as “visited.”
  • Services of a professional Tour Director from arrival in Venice to departure
  • Professional, English-speaking local guides for guided visits
  • Transfers for Marco Polo airport in Venice when arriving and departing with the group
  • Gratuities for drivers, local guides, and the Tour Director
  • The pleasure of the company of Lucinda Edinberg, HHH curator, throughout the tour

The tour cost does not include the following:

  • Air fare
  • Any lunches and most dinners
  • Mandatory travel insurance
  • Gratuities for hotel service and porters
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional audio system
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