Splendors of Italy

A Cruise from Venice to Nice

Sail from the once powerful city-state of Venice to the historic ports of the Adriatic and Mediterranean during this cruise of discovery aboard the intimate Aegean Odyssey.

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 View from Rialto Bridge, Venice  View of the Doge's Palace and Campanile from the canal in Venice  Piazza San Marco at night  Aerial view of Split, with the remains of Diocletian's Palace  Remains of Diocletian's Palace and the cathedral tower in Split  Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic  Traditional street in Dubrovnik  View of Kotor Bay and Sv. Djordje and Our Lady of the Rocks Church, Montenegro  Hellenic temple at Corfu, Greece  The famous Greek theater of Taormina, Sicily  Remarkable Pompeii, with Mount Vesuvius in the background  Fresco reflecting the theater, found in Pompeii  Room decorated with frescoes in Herculaneum  The legendary Roman Colosseum  Interior of St. Peter's Basilica with Bernini's Baldocchio  Michelangelo’s early Pieta in St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican  The city of Florence and the famous Duomo  Michelangelo's <i>David</i>, the centerpiece of the Accademia. Credit: John Kellerman/Alamy  The famous Ponte Vecchio spanning the Arno in Florence  The legendary tower of Pisa  Palais des Papes, Avignon  Town Hall Square, Aix-en-Provence  Seaside Cannes on the French Riviera  Street in the medieval village of St. Paul du Vence  The Rock of Monte Carlo with the Prince's Palace


Aneta Georgievska-Shine

Aneta Georgievska-Shine

May 17 - Jun 2, 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.