GLASS ART / OPERA / GOURMET / CULTURE TOUR 20-23 October, 2017

Venice - Murano - Bassano del Grappa - Prosecco region - Montemerlo - Selvazzano

Luxury unconventional programme for connoisseurs, combining following unicities :

- Exclusive workshop for lampworking (flameworking) with glass in Murano - course will be given by world famous glass master Mr. Lucio Bubacco
- Performance from glass master Mr Lucio Bubacco on glass figure making with lampworking technique and visit to his private atelier and art gallery
- Opera performance in La Fenice theater, „Don Giovanni“, Mozart
- "Opera inside the Opera" in Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto „il Barbiere di Siviglia“
- Visit and meet Mr. Roberto Donà, the best handmade tool master and producer for famous glass artists
- Culinary delights in Michelin star restaurant in Venice
- Visit to homelands of Prosecco and Grappa, Prosecco and Grappa tasting
- Private estate and villa visits to hear the history of rooted Venetian families from family members themselves in Montemerlo and Selvazzano
- Accomodation in Bauer Venezia 5*

This exclusive short trip is limited to participation of 10 people max.

Detailled programme is presented below:

1st Day - 20th Oct
Meet and greet guide in Venice Airport who will take you to your hotel
Private water transfer from Venice airport to hotel dock
Check in at hotel BAUER VENEZIA 5*
Welcome drink and snack during the opera introduction in separate area in hotel with Prosecco, finger food, dry snacks, mineral water, orange juice. Brief opera introduction by your tour lecturer.
Leave for LA FENICE theatre to attend the performance DON GIOVANNI, Mozart(Platea tickets: Row F/L)
Overnight at BAUER VENEZIA 5* in Contemporary Hotel Area in deluxe rooms with view on small channel San Moisè

2nd Day - 21st Oct
Breakfast in hotel and meeting with your guide that will stay with you all day long
Private water transfer to Murano island to meet world famous glass master Lucio Bubacco personally and visit his atelier.

About lampworking and Mr Lucio Bubacco:
Lampworking is a fascinating branch in the world of glass art. Its unique technical and aesthetic versatality is attracting a growing number of artists and connoisseurs around the globe. Since the Renaissance, lampworking has represented a convergence between art and science.
Lucio Bubacco was born on the island of Murano in 1957. He studied anatomical drawing with Venetian artist Alessandro Rossi. His work took a new direction; figures in movement would become the central theme of his work. Unique in lampworking are his large freestanding sculptures. His technical experience and knowledge of glass colour compatibility further underpin his creation of unique pieces; figures entirely shaped by hand are then incorporated into hand blown vases or castings.
Lucio’s work transcends any traditional application of lampworking. In a hybrid between the anatomic perfection of Greek sculpture and the stylistic refinements of Venetian Gothic architecture, the tension and plasticity of his motifs are placed in a context of narrative surrealism that reflects his original sensibility. Themes of seduction, metamorphosis and transformation, forms emerging out of a void … all echo themes from our mythological past when sexuality was not political but spiritual.

Lampworking learning course and experience in Lucio Bubacco atelier until noon. You will be able to work with your own torch and Murano glass. Mr. Lucio Bubacco will be your tutor and will guide you throughout the experience of flame working with glass. You will be able to take away with you the figures you have made yourself.
Watch and witness master Lucio Bubacco while he exhibits his masterwork
Visit the backside of his studio to see all his private work in his gallery
Lunch on Murano Island, 3 course menu drinks not included.
Lunch will be joined by Mr Lucio Bubacco and also Mr Roberto Donà of Carlo Donà Glass tools Atelier
After lunch, visit CARLO DONA GLASS TOOLS atelier, the oldest glass tool atelier on Murano island. Carlo Donà Tools are the best handmade quality tools that you can buy for glassmakers and beadmakers. In glass circles, it is a privilege to own a Carlo Donà tool.
Meet Mr. Roberto Donà, who will introduce and explain his traditional family business, how they produce the tools for Murano glass masters and glass artists all around the world.

About Mr Roberto Donà:
There are many tools for working with glass; different for glass sculptures, flame working, blowing etc. To make the right choices you need to know exactly what type of machining, what kind of glass objects will be produced and their sizes. A wrong tool can affect the performance of a master piece. Tools are very personal. The more you use them, the more is the bond between the artist and the tool.

Private water transfer back to hotel closest dock
In the evening, Gondola transfer from Hotel to Met Restaurant (Michelin Star), four course menu, drinks not included

About Met Restaurant:
A surprising concept, regional products and a Michelin star. The setting is of a rare elegance, pervaded by a captivating atmosphere. In the Met Restaurant, the mellow lighting comes from both the Murano glass chandeliers, design models with a hint of the metaphysical. In perfect harmony, Fortuny fabrics, antiques and works of art allude to the most profound history of a Venice with a vocation for art, culture and beauty.

Overnight at BAUER VENEZIA 5* in Contemporary Hotel Area in deluxe rooms with view on small channel San Moisè

3rd Day - 22nd Oct
Breakfast in hotel and meeting with your guide that will remain at disposal during the full day excursion, till return
Private water transfer to Tronchetto where we will be meeting 24 seat bus and start BASSANO DEL GRAPPA and PROSECCO area tour
Prosecco and Grappa sensation; visit homelands of Prosecco and Grappa, cellars visit and Prosecco and Grappa tasting
Lunch in Bassano del Grappa (drinks included)
Back to Tronchetto, private water transfer to hotel
In the Evening attend IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA ‘Musica a Palazzo’ in Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto
Lasting 2 hours, including aperitif with soft drinks and dry snacks

About "Musica a Palazzo":
The show is itinerant and every act is in different halls of one of the most fascinating of the Venetian Palaces: Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto. The interaction and intimacy among the singers, the musicians and the audience gives to the viewer a surprising emotion: the privilege of experiencing the Opera inside the Opera.

Overnight at BAUER VENEZIA 5* in Contemporary Hotel Area in deluxe rooms with view on small channel San Moisè

4th Day - 23rd Oct
Breakfast in hotel and meeting with your guide that will remain at disposal during the full day excursion till your departure
Private water transfer to Tronchetto where we will be meeting 24 seat bus and start tour to MONTEMERLO, SELVAZZANO

About Villa of Frasenelle:
Cultural tour to family estate The Villa of Frasanelle, to get insight about aristocratic Venetian family and typical Venetian villa. Arrive to Farmhouse, soft drink for reception and start the tour. Personal introduction from family member Ms Francesca Papafava - visit Farmhouse, how life used to be in past centuries - how it changed in present days - walk to the villa and the grottoes and from there to the golf restaurant. Total 1 hr 45 min. Insight on history of family back to 14th century when they were rulers of Padova (Padua).

Lunch in Golf Restaurant of this private estate - Fix menu that includes, starters, pasta dish, meat and vegetable dish, cake and coffee, wine and water. 

About Villa Emo Capodilista:
Visit Villa Emo Capodilista, the cellars, the vineyards and enjoy your wine tasting. Villa entrance, walk through the historic vineyard and visit to the collection of rural tools - visit to villa includes the ground floor rooms, lodges lower and upper (the entire cycle of frescoes)

Proceed to Venice airport for flights back to destinations.

Total package price including exclusive glass workshop with glass master Lucio Bubacco and all opera tickets: 2.700 Euro / per person sharing a double room

* FOR BOOKINGS UNTIL 30TH JULY, PRICE IS 2.550 Euro per person


Double for single supplement: 820 Euro

FOR BOOKING

Following are not included in price:
- City tax not included to be paid on site iof required
- Participation is limited to 10 people - First come first serve
- Flights tickets to Venice are not included - Flights from Munich, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Berlin and Frankfurt to Venice ara arrangeable by DOMIZILE REISEN FINE-RENTALS if preferred.

Subject to cancellation:
Domizile Reisen reserves the right to cancel the travel contract if the group size of 10 people is not reached.
If the group size is not reached, we as tour operator cannot guarantee the above-stated price. The programme will be recalculated based on the actual group size. We will inform you accordingly.
If you do not agree with the new price, you have the possibility to:
- charge the paid travel price to another journey or
- cancel free of charge.