May 16 - May 25, 2022 | From $7,990.00



In the company of Dr. Meg Urry enjoy a fascinating exploration of Italy’s pivotal role in launching the field of astronomy and visit modern-day observatories only open by special invitation. During this journey also enjoy the best of Italy’s cultural and culinary highlights. Begin this carefully crafted itinerary in the bustling capital city of Rome, visiting la Specola Vaticana, one of the oldest astronomical institutions in the world. Continue to the treasures of Florence, including a private visit to Il Gioiello, where Galileo spent the last years of his life. After a specially arranged visit at Bologna’s Observatory Museum, conclude the journey experiencing Padua’s cultural and scientific attractions, including a special private visit of the largest operating astronomical observatory of Italy.

With optional pre-trip extension to Rome and a post-trip extension to Venice.