October 18-26, 2013
From the urban Old World beauty of Milan and the grand charm of Padua and Verona to the serenity of Lake Garda, northern Italy is a rurally-tinged adventure in fine art, flourishing traditions and food. Enjoy a leisurely lake cruise past medieval castles and charming villages like Bordelino, Garda and Sirmione. Visit Italian towns that formed the original settings for Shakespearean dramas and have produced classic culinary delights such as prosciutto ham, Parmigiano cheese and balsamic vinegar. See – and taste – these delicacies among the same farms and fields where they were first produced in the Middle Ages. Sample the roots of classical music in Cremona, where Stradivari produced his first violins. Among the spectacular fashion and culture of Milan, take in La Scala Opera House and the possessions of the famed composer Verdi. And at the Santa Maria delle Grazie, view The Last Supper – da Vinci’s immortal Renaissance masterpiece and an unforgettable symbol of northern Italy and world-class art.
Priced from $3,100
For reservations or additional information, contact:
Shellie Andersen [email@example.com]
Iowa State University Alumni Association
Phone: (515) 294-9310 direct or (877) ISU-ALUM toll-free
Fax: (515) 294-9402