Cruising the Rivieras of Italy, France, and Spain
Cruise along famous Mediterranean rivieras from Rome to Barcelona and explore hidden gems and cosmopolitan haunts of the rich and famous. During your voyage, you'll be immersed in the area's dynamic history, inimitable art and culture, and stunning scenery.
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Gail Cornell is an architectural historian and graduate of Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. She has been a frequent speaker on international study tours for 17 years. Her research and lectures on the history of architecture have taken her to Italy, Turkey, Greece, France, Spain, Portugal and North Africa numerous times. She is an Adjunct Faculty member of New York University and Hunter College. A resident of New York City, Gail volunteers her time as an architectural historian at Ellis Island and New York City's historic City Hall.
Dr. Joanne Ferraro (PhD UCLA) is the Albert W. Johnson Distinguished Professor of History and Chair of the History Department at San Diego State University. Her courses cover the ancient Greek and Roman world as well as medieval and Renaissance Europe. She is especially interested in the Mediterranean’s cross-cultural and global connections.
Dr. Ferraro has published books with Cambridge, Oxford, and Johns Hopkins university presses on Venice and the wider Mediterranean world with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. She is the author of the widely acclaimed Venice: History of the Floating City (Cambridge, 2012). Dr. Ferraro has lived in Europe for extensive periods and has taught European history for 32 years.