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.
WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY
With Smithsonian, we can be confident not only of an excellent trip, but of a wonderful group of fellow travelers to share it with.”
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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.
Dr. Aneta Georgievska-Shine is a scholar of the Renaissance and the baroque eras, yet as an art historian, her interests range from ancient to contemporary art. In addition to her affiliation with the University of Maryland, she frequently presents lectures for museums and art institutions in the Washington area, including the Walters Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, and the Smithsonian. Her publications include scholarly books and numerous articles in U.S. and international journals, as well as essays in exhibition catalogs.
A popular Smithsonian Journeys Expert, Dr. Georgievska-Shine has led numerous journeys to France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, as well as Central and Eastern Europe. In addition to her art historical expertise, she brings a deep knowledge of the history, politics, and languages of Central and Eastern Europe. Dr. Georgievska-Shine is a native speaker of Macedonian and has working knowledge of several other European languages.