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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 Bonifacio, Corsica  The famous Duomo or cathedral in Florence, featuring the campanile, Baptistery, and Brunelleschi's Dome  Michelangelo's <i>David</i>, the centerpiece of the Accademia. Credit: John Kellerman/Alamy  Florence's Duomo  The legendary tower of Pisa  The seaside town of Vernazza, one of the Cinqueterre villages  The village of Portofino on the Italian Riviera  The Rock of Monte Carlo with the Prince's Palace   The market of Nice's Old Town  The quintessential medieval town of Carcassonne  The Gothic Quarter of Barcelona  Antoni Gaudi’s La Sagrada Família in Barcelona  Interior of Antoni Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia  View of Rome from St. Peter’s Basilica, with Bernini’s colonnade  Interior of St. Peter's Basilica with Bernini's Baldocchio  Michaelangelo's frescoes at the Sistine Chapel  The Roman Forum
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Joanne Ferraro

Joanne Ferraro

Apr 29 - May 7, 2016

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. 

Aneta Georgievska-Shine

Aneta Georgievska-Shine

Sep 28 - Oct 6, 2016

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.