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PILGRIMAGE TO INNER BEAUTY IN ITALY

May 29 June 10, 2009

Led by Dana Lynne Andersen, internationally known artist, teacher, and director of Awakening Arts,
and Mary Kieran, director of Bella Italia Travel.

Itinerary

Day 1 - May 29, 2010 – Saturday

(Sleep Roma)

Arrive Roma – 4 PM Panthenon and Piazza Navona – Group dinner, Passeggiata/Early to bed.

Day 2 – May 30, 2010 – Sunday

(Sleep Roma)

Breakfast at hotel – Start 9 AM all day visit to Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and Saint Peter's Basilica– 2 PM group lunch – 7 PM Dinner on your own –

Day 3 - May 31, 2010 – Monday

(Travel Day/ Pack suitcase ready for after breakfast departure) (1 ½ hour train ride)
(Sleep Firenze)

Breakfast at hotel – 9 AM travel from Roma to Firenze – Group Lunch – 2 PM San Marco Museum to see Fra Angelico work – Free Time/Shopping – Dinner on your own – Evening Ponte Vecchio Passeggiata

Day 4- June 1, 2010 – Tuesday

(Sleep Firenze)

Early Breakfast – 8:45 Climb Duomo and/or portrait option at Uffizi – 10:30 bead work class
– Lunch on your own – 2 PM Accademia to see Michelangelo's David– 4:30 Santo Spirito – Group Dinner

Day 5 - June 2, 2010 – Wednesday

(Travel Day/ Pack suitcase ready for after lunch departure) (3 hour train ride)
(Sleep Venezia)

Early Breakfast – 9 AM Optional Portrait Sittings at Uffizi/Walk to Piazzale Michelangelo/ Visit San Lorenzo –Lunch on your own – Afternoon train to Venezia – 5:30 PM arrive Venezia – Gondola ride – Group dinner

Day 6 - June 3, 2010 – Thursday

(Sleep Venezia)

Breakfast at hotel – 9 AM departure for Torcello, Burano and Murano to see Byzantine Mosaics in Santa Maria Assunta Church, Lace Working, and Glass Blowing
Lunch Break on Murano (on your own) – Vaporetto to Venice – Saint Mark's Square - Free Afternoon – Group Dinner – Optional sharing time/Free evening

Day 7 - June 4, 2010 – Friday

(Sleep Venezia) – (Optional Add On: Day Trip to Damanhur)

Breakfast at Hotel – St. Mark's Square (tower visit (elevator) for panoramic view) – Lunch on your own – Free afternoon with Journaling activity – Group Dinner

Add On Day Trip to Damanhur

(Sleep Venezia) (4 hour drive to get there; 4 hour drive to get back to Venezia)

Early breakfast – 8 AM departure for Damanhur – Lunch upon arrival – 2 PM Tour of Temples of Humankind – 5 PM departure – Journaling Activities – Group Dinner en route – 10 PM arrival in Venezia

Day 8 - June 5, 2010 – Saturday

(Travel Day/ Pack suitcase ready for after lunch departure) (5 ½ hour train ride)
(Sleep Spello)

Breakfast – 9 AM train to Spello – Picnic Lunch on train – Arrive Spello 3 PM – Observe/help with flower display preparations – Art exercise/Journaling – Free Afternoon – Group Dinner – Evening Passeggiata

Day 9 - June 6, 2010 – Sunday

(Sleep Spello)

Breakfast – 6 AM Early Morning Flower Festival Viewing – 1:30 Lunch/Free Time (on your own) – 2:56 Train to Assisi – 3:04 Arrive Assisi – Santa Maria degli Angeli - Bus up hill to Assisi walled city – 7:30 PM Group dinner – Return to Spello

Day 10 - June 7, 2010 – Monday

(Travel Day/ Pack suitcase ready for after breakfast departure)
Sleep Ananda Assisi)

Breakfast – 9 AM bus to Ananda Assisi – 10 AM flower art preparation at Ananda Assisi – 12:30 Group Lunch – 2 PM Art Workshop with Dana – 5 PM free time – 7:30 Group dinner – Free Evening

Day 11 - June 8, 2010 – Tuesday

( Sleep Ananda Assisi )

Breakfast – 9 AM bus to Assisi, San Damiano, 12:30 PM Picnic Lunch on Mt. Subasio
– 3 PM Art Process at Ananda Assisi – 7:30 PM Group Dinner

Day 12- June 9, 2010 – Wednesday

( Sleep Ananda Assisi )

Breakfast – 9 AM bus to Assisi, - Free morning in Assisi - Lunch on your own – 2PM Bus back to Ananda Assisi, Closing Art Process at Ananda Assisi – 7:30 PM Group Dinner

Day 13 - June 10, 2010 – Thursday

(Travel Day/ Pack suitcase ready for after breakfast departure) (2 ½ hour train ride)
(Sleep Roma)

Breakfast – 8:30 AM Assisi Basilica and Minerva Temple, 12 PM lunch on your own
– 2 PM travel to Roma – 6 PM Borghese Museum and Gardens – 8 PM Group Farewell Dinner
– Pack to fly out in the morning

Day 14 - June 11, 2010 – Friday

(Travel Day/ Pack suitcase ready for after breakfast departure to airport)
(Fly home)

Itinerary details subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

 

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