London. Venice. Amsterdam. Paris. Lucerne. Florence. Rome.
The next four weeks will happily be spent in a blend of different languages, currencies and cultures as we trek across Europe exploring a little slice of what each of these splendid places offer. As this is the European Art & Architecture Program, not only will we be visiting all seven of these gorgeous cities, we will be seeing and learning about much of the world’s most famous art and architecture.
Our packed itinerary includes daily lectures accompanied with excursions to art museums and other cultural splendors. Yes, touring the Louvre and having a walking tour of London are part of the class schedule. That’s my type of class! A few other visits I’m excited for are the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Monet’s Garden in Giverny, and the Venetian art collections at the Accademia Gallery in Venice. And there are many, many more!
How do you prepare your eyes for such extraordinary sights? I really don’t think you can. Not to worry, I will do my best at capturing them on camera! Other ways I am preparing for this trip include:
- Brushing up on my Art History knowledge (though it may be scarce)
- Preparing myself to not faint at every British accent I hear
- Researching excursions for our free days
- Racking my brain for useful French phrases
- And most importantly, massaging my feet in preparation for a whole lot of walking!
First stop on the list: London. Coming to you shortly, British accents!