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Voluptuous Venice: Featuring the Redentore Festival
Experience the treasures of Italy!
“La Dominante”, “Serenissima”, “Queen of the Adriatic”, “City of Water”, “City of Bridges”, “City of Canals”, “Mother of Antonio Vivaldi”, “Romantic”... Venezia! Bask in the glory of Grand Canal palaces with CSA. Wander along narrow cobblestone calli (alleyways) and onto wooden bridges over beautiful canal streets lined with balconies, walk past Madonnas, old signs and lanterns leading to the hub of public life, the Piazza San Marco. The adventure begins via the train ride to end all train rides from Austrian Alps to Italian valleys and vineyards... a natural and architectural transformation that is beyond stunning. Every turn of the track ofers a more majestic view than the last. Once in Venice, take the vaparetti (water bus) along the Grand Canale to our hotel perfectly situated along the Riva degli Schiavoni. The city orientation tour includes the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark’s Basilica, the Murano Glass factory (with glass blowing demonstration & tour of main showroom), Cafes Florian and Quadri, San Zaccaria, and the Ponte di Rialto Bridge. Free time
allows for swimming at the Lido, shopping, riding a gondola, getting a bird’s eye view of the city from St. Mark’s Campanile, touring the Doge’s Palace, visiting museums & art galleries and more. Saturday evening the city hosts the annual Redentore Festival (since 1576) including incredible late-night freworks which illuminate the city.
A celebration not to be missed...Italian style! [$549] All Breakfasts & 1 dinner included.
CSA will be visiting Venice the weekend of the Redentore Festival which will include an evening of incredible fireworks...compliments of the City of Venice!!
Group Participant, Stephanie, Sings on St. Mark's Square, 2008!
Bus Ride to Venice, Italy 1965
Bus Ride to Venice, Italy 2001
Rub the Lion's Nose and You Will Return to Venice, 2007