In Pursuit Of Puccini

With Sunday Baroque Host Suzanne Bona

May 5-May 16, 2019

Italy owns an astonishing thirty percent of the world’s cultural heritage. Fine arts, architecture, food, wine and design are some of the best known treasures, but for many, it is the music of Italy’s great composers that they hold most dear.

Join me, Suzanne Bona of Sunday Baroque for a twelve-day classical music lovers journey to “Bella Italia” and celebrate the lives of Verdi, Rossini, Farinelli, Vivaldi, Monteverdi, Stradivarius, Donizetti, Toscanini, and Puccini. Walk in the footsteps of great Italian composers by visiting the very places the masters loved, lived and worked. Enjoy in-depth, private tours highlighting the origins of painting and sculpture in central Italy. Along the way, you’ll be introduced to the culinary arts and visit the producers of balsamic vinegar, delicious olive oils, and mouth-watering cheeses. This exclusive Sunday Baroque journey will also include tickets to an opera recital in Verdi’s hometown of Busseto, a concert featuring works by Vivaldi, and a tour of the Stradivarius museum in Cremona. Your journey concludes on the beautiful tranquil shores of Lake Como where Verdi relaxed and composed much of La Traviata. Don’t miss out! Space is limited.

Expedition Highlights

Hosted by Suzanne Bona of Sunday Baroque
Fully guided by an expert Earthbound Expeditions program director
A splendid Vivaldi concert in a Baroque church in Venice
A private opera recital in Verdi’s home town of Busetto
An exclusive opera recital in Puccini’s Tuscany
A private walk through historic Cremona, home of Monteverdi and Stradivarius (a tour of a violin workshop and Stradivarius museum included)
An exclusive tour of the museum of Ancient Instruments of Bologna where Mozart studied and Rossini lived
Cheese and balsamic vinegar tastings with the producers
Excursions to the towering Tuscan Hill Towns of Lucca and Montecatini
Exclusive, guided visits of the Uffizi and Accademia Museums in Florence
An interesting group of Public Radio, Sunday Baroque fans


Trip Facts

12 Days/11 Nights (not including air travel)
$4,775 per person double occupancy land
$995 Single Supplement
Journey begins in Venice at 6pm on May 5, 2019
Journey ends in Lake Como on May 16, after breakfast

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