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Dates

May 1 to 15, 2019

Starting Price

$4,974

Deposit per Person

$500

14 Days
Land
Odysseys Unlimited
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Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064

Trip Highlights

This leisurely exploration of Italy’s varied northern regions, from the romantic Lake District and dramatic Cinque Terre to beloved Tuscany, the majestic Dolomites, and canal-laced Venice, offers a refreshing perspective on a well-known land. In the company of our congenial small group, we celebrate the Italian penchant for hospitality, good food, and good living. In a word, splendido!

Itinerary

Day 1

DEPART U.S. FOR MILAN, ITALY

Day 2

ARRIVE MILAN/STRESA

After arriving in Milan, we drive to the international resort of Stresa on lovely Lake Maggiore, straddling the border between Italy and Switzerland. This afternoon is at leisure before tonight’s welcome dinner.

Full Itinerary
Meet Your Trip Host

Martin Walsh

Martin Walsh has degrees from Fordham University, the University of Virginia, and a PhD. from Cambridge. He has been teaching at Michigan’s Residential College since 1977 as Head of its Drama Program. Among many other courses, he has regularly taught medieval and Renaissance drama and workshops in the commedia dell’arte. Having taught three semesters in the U-M’s programs in Florence and Rome, he has travelled extensively in Italy and has a broadbackground in Italian medieval and Renaissance art, the Cult of the Saints, and public festivals such as Siena’s famous Palio.

Meet Your Trip Host

Larry Cressman

Born in Pennsylvania, most of Cressman’s adult life has been spent in Michigan. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Design in 1968 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1975, both from the University of Michigan. Recently retired after 37 years of teaching, Cressman has now taken on the role of Professor Emeritus here at the University. During his years of teaching studio art he held a joint appointment in the Residential College and Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design. For eight summers, he taught drawing in the University of Michigan program based near Florence, Italy. He has also been a faculty representative on several UM Alumni Association trips to Europe.

As a practicing artist, Cressman’s work has been included in numerous exhibitions, most recently at the Crooked Tree Art Center in Traverse City, Michigan and Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has recently mounted solo exhibitions the Ross Museum of Ohio Wesleyan University, The Midland Center of the Arts in Midland, Michigan and the Dennos Museum in Traverse City, Michigan. In 2009 Cressman’s work was included in Spora ’09, an international exhibition of ephemeral art in Granada, Spain where he created an installation in a 14th century building. Cressman maintains a studio in Ann Arbor where his creative work continues.

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Dates

May 1 to 15, 2019

Starting Price

$4,974

Deposit per Person

$500

14 Days
Land
Odysseys Unlimited
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064