Daily Schedule and Seminars in Italy (SFU Liberal Studies 819)
Draft Daily Schedule and Seminars
Sunday, 20 May Arrive Marco Polo Airport Venice, Touring on Lido to Hotel Villa Stella on the Lido – evening visit to Venice.
Monday, 21 May Venice tour – St. Mark’s and Doge’s Palace – afternoon on your own (Guggenheim closed Tuesdays, so might be good this day) – Group dinner on Lido
Tuesday, 22 May Venice on own – look for Byron’s palazzo and site of French Embassy in 18th century where Rousseau worked – (1) Seminar on Rousseau, Book 7 of Confessions. (Lesley) Dinner on your own.
Wednesday, 23 May Touring on Lido – Venice on your own – (2) Seminar on Shelley’s Julian and Maddalo” (Adrienne). Group dinner on Lido. Pack for departure. (pick up vans in Venice)
Thursday, 24 May Depart for Ravenna 9:30 – Visit Bagnacavallo, site of Capuchin convent where Byron sent Allegra – side trip to Canadian military cemetery at Villa Nova. Arrive Firenze for two nights at Casa Santo Nome di Gesu.
Friday, 25 May Walking tour of city with Peter Porcal. Group dinner.
Saturday, 26 May City sites with Peter Porcal – Uffizi, Santa Croce, etc. Depart 3:00 PM for villa at Poppi. Arrive villa and settle in. Dinner at Villa.
Sunday, 27 May Return to Firenze for the day – tour with Peter Porcal. Return to Poppi. (3) Seminar on Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage Canto 3 & 4 (Wendy). Dinner at Villa.
Monday, 28 May Travel to local sites – Free Day – (4) Seminar on Shelley, “Ode to the West Wind” and the “Mask of Anarchy” (Kerstin). Dinner at Villa.
Tuesday, 29 May Travel to Arezzo – group lunch in Arezzo. Dinner at Villa.
Wednesday, 30 May Travel to Fiesole. (5) Seminar on Byron, Don Juan 6-10 and “Extracts from A Diary” (Dave and Barb). Dinner at Villa.
Thursday, 31 May Local Travel. Free Day. (6) Seminar on Shelley, “The Triumph of Life” (Fiona).
Friday, 1 June Travel to Siena. Dinner at Villa.
Saturday, 2 June Travel to villa at Laiatico – settle in – dinner at villa
Sunday, 3 June Visit Volterra and Montecatini val di Cecina ,- (7) seminar on David Hahn, Shelley: Poetic Lives (Dima)
Monday, 4 June Local travel to San Gimingano, Colle di Val d’Elsa and Monteriggioni – (8) seminar on Shelley “The Cenci” (Reema)
Tuesday, 5 June Travel to Lucca and Bagni di Lucca
Wednesday, 6 June Free Day – (9) seminar on Shelley & Mary Shelley , Selected Letters (Judy & John)
Thursday, 7 June Travel to Pisa
Friday, 8 June Optional trip to Viareggio and Livorno – (10) Seminar on Rousseau, Reveries #3 and #7 (Pansy)
Saturday, 9 June Travel to Castello delle Rocchette – (11) Seminar on Goethe, Part I up to arrival in Rome (Janet)
Sunday, 10 June Day in Orvieto – (12) Seminar on Goethe, Part I, “Rome” (Margarite)
Monday, 11 June Local travel – Bagnoregio – (13) Seminar on Shelley “A Defence of Poetry” and “Hymn to Intellectual Beauty” (Chris & Colleen)
Tuesday, 12 June Travel to Assisi
Wednesday, 13 June Travel to Sovana – (14) Seminar, Goethe, Part III. (Lorraine)
Thursday, 14 June Local Travel
Friday, 15 June To Rome
Saturday, 16 June Rome
Sunday, 17 June Rome
Monday, 18 June Course Ends