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Sunday Baroque Classical Journey:

With Sunday Baroque Host, Suzanne Bona!
May 5-16, 2019
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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 performance at the La Fenice Opera House in Venice, 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.


3 Nights Venice, home of Vivaldi
3 Nights Bologna, home of Rossini
3 Nights Montecatini/ Lucca home to Puccini
2 Nights on stunning Lake Como


  • A splendid Vivaldi concert in a Baroque church in Venice
  • A backstage tour of the historic opera house, La Fenice 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


  • Hosted by Suzanne Bona of Sunday Baroque
  • Fully guided by an expert Earthbound Expeditions program director
  • Charming, centrally-located hotels
  • Private guided museum tours by local experts
  • Transportation aboard an air-conditioned motor coach
  • All breakfasts, plus 10 multi-course meals featuring regional specialties served in local bistros and neighborhood restaurants
  • All entrances as listed in your itinerary
  • Mouthwatering wine, balsamic vinegar and cheese tastings with the producers
  • Gratuities for your driver, guide and local guides
  • Entertaining Italian lessons en route
  • Suggested reading and packing lists
  • Alumni appreciation discounts applied toward future expeditions
  • An interesting group of like-minded Sunday Baroque fellow travelers


  • 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 end in Lake Como on May 16, after breakfast


Airline luggage fees, airline tickets (unless group air option is chosen), alcoholic beverages with meals, any meals not mentioned, room/mini-bar service, gratuities for hotel staff, travel insurance, items of a personal nature and anything not listed in the "Included in your Journey" section above.


Please call Earthbound Expeditions or visit A $1,000 deposit for the land portion of your trip is required to secure your space. A cancellation penalty of $300 per person applies for cancellations received within 14 days of deposit. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.

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