NORTHERN ITALY ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN TRIP

21st to 30th April '20

Our tour of Northern Italy is designed to introduce you to wide array of historic & contemporary architecture of this region. From the more traditional sights to the bustling contemporary cities, with a clear emphasis on the disciplines of space: Architecture, Interior & Landscape Design. 


During our 10-day tour we will cover the key architectural sights in the cities of Milan, Venice, Verona & Vicenza and we dedicate ample time our trip to explore the latest trends in Furniture, Lighting and Interior Design by attending the most important international Design Fair - the Salone del Mobile. Milano.

 

Dates: 

21st to 30th April, 2020 


Pricing*: 

10 days 

Milan to Milan

Tour starts at Milan Malpensa Airport (IATA: MXP) and ends at Milan Malpensa Airport (IATA: MXP) 


Write to us at threeflaneurs@gmail.com for pricing details. 


Itinerary^: 

10 days, 9 nights 


Day 01 - Tue, 21 April - Milan  

Afternoon / Evening Arrival in Milan airport, transfer to hotel - orientation to Milan

Night stay: Milan 1


Day 02 - Wed, 22 April - Milan

Full day dedicated to attending Salone del Mobile 

Night stay: Milan 2


Day 03 - Thu, 23 April - Milan

Full day dedicated to attending Salone del Mobile 

Night stay: Milan 3


Day 04 - Fri, 24 April - Milan

Full day dedicated to attending Salone del Mobile 

Night stay: Milan 4


Day 05 - Sat, 25 April - Vicenza + Verona 

Explore multiple iconic projects designed by Andrea Palladio & Carlos Scarpa in the cities of Verona & Vicenza on our way to Venice

Night stay: Venice 1 


Day 06 - Sun, 26 April - Venice

Explore the key historic sights of Venice - visit more projects designed by Carlos Scarpa - and attend a small walking tour with a local architect/researcher.

Night stay: Venice 2


Day 07 - Mon, 27 April - Venice (Free half-day)

After visiting a few contemporary projects in the morning, the group will have some free time to shop or explore Venice further (on your own), we will then take a late evening train back to Milan

Night stay: Milan 5


Day 08 - Tue, 28 April - Milan  

On this day we will explore the architecture of the Historic Centre of Milan

Night stay: Milan 6


Day 09 - Wed, 29 April - Milan   

We explore the best of the contemporary architecture projects in the city, including projects designed the likes of: Rem Koolhaas/OMA, Zaha Hadid, Arata Isozaki & Stefano Boeri. 

Night stay: Milan 7


Day 10 - Thu, 30 April - Milan (Free half-day) 

After a free morning for shopping etc. we head to the airport to catch our return flights | End of Trip


What's Included: 

• Hotel Accommodation in 3-star category Hotels in Milan & Venice

• Accommodation on twin sharing and on Bed & Breakfast basis

• All internal transport between destinations and to/from various sites using a combination of private coaches & public transportation (Metros & Ferries) 

• Dedicated Specialist Design+Travel Guide(s) with extensive Architectural Knowledge, Design Pedagogy & Travel experience on behalf of the #ThreeFlaneurs to accompany the group at all times according to tour itinerary 

• Tickets to multiple Sights and Museums, including (but not limited to) the following highlights:

Salone del Mobile (3-day pass), Prada Foundation, La Triennale di Milano, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Villa la Rotonda, Teatro Olimpico, Castelvecchio Museum and the Guggenheim Venice 

Specialist Design+Travel Guide(s): 

• Sahil Latheef is a Charles Correa Gold medalist and a highly qualified architect who has been engaged with architectural academia for over 10 years at various schools (both within India and Internationally). He has worked on several award-winning projects for architectural practices in Doha, London, Mumbai and Singapore before moving to Dubai where he is currently based. 

Besides professionally practicing architecture Sahil teaches at the Architecture department, Amity University, Dubai Academic City and is also part of several on going research projects in the region. He has extensively traveled around the world to study architecture and to lead design tours. 

OR

• Ekta Idnany is an architect, writer and a culture enthusiast. She has been teaching architecture and design for the past ten years now at various institutions such as KRVIA, BSSA, ISDI as well as being invited as a guest critic at other schools in Mumbai. She has also been running her own design practice in Mumbai, while writing for several magazines such as Architecture: Time Space People, Indian Architect & Builder and Domus. Her design ideology is centered around adding value to the lives of users. 

Ekta strongly believes that traveling gives her a better understanding of differences and similarities of human nature across different cultures and that makes her a better designer and writer. 

Number of Specialist Design+Travel Guides will depend on actual group size at time of travel. 

Group Size: 

Average 15 pax 

* Minimum group size 10 pax 


Meals Included: 

9 Breakfasts 


Accommodation: 

3-star category Hotels (9 nights) - in Milan & Venice


Exclusions: 

International air ticket from source to Milan - We will our recommendations for flights upon receiving your confirmation. 

• Schengen Visa 

• International Travel insurance    

• Any Transaction / VAT / GST / Remittance charges

• Additional entry tickets to sights as per itinerary beyond the ones mentioned in our detailed price offer

• Meals not mentioned above

• Any expense of personal nature i.e. Tips, Mineral Water, Laundry, Telephone Bills, etc. 

• Anything not mentioned in the inclusions


Itinerary Disclaimer: 

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described above, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. 

A more detailed day-by-day itinerary document highlights the sights to be covered on each day will be shared one week prior to the trip. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.  

The Itinerary can be rescheduled by #ThreeFlaneurs & Peregrine for smooth execution of the trip. Due to unforeseen circumstances such as terrorist activities, social or labor unrest, mechanical or construction failures or difficulties, diseases, local laws, climactic conditions, criminal acts or abnormal conditions or developments outside our control, the Tours/Sightseeing can be altered. No refund will be provided in such cases. 


We will send the further details and a complete list of T&Cs for this trip upon receiving your confirmation for attending this trip.

 

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