Art in Italy: The Western Tradition and Venice Biennale, October 2019

Art in Italy: The Western Tradition and Venice Biennale, October 2019

Art in Italy Tour


Academy Travel is delighted to present an outstanding professional development opportunity for current teachers of visual art and those with a keen interest in the subject area. This program is designed to provide teachers with an understanding of the Western Art tradition and cover key learning outcomes from the HSC course of Visual Art. Moreover, this study tour will provide teachers at any stage of teaching with the chance to enhance their own skills and develop new pedagogy.

Be immersed in the Western Art tradition with this fantastic tour through Italy’s most creative cities. Enjoy collections of art from across all periods, from classical sculptures in Rome to the breathtaking Renaissance paintings of Florence and the contemporary installations of the Venice Biennale.

Syllabus Links

This program is designed to cover key learning outcomes from courses of Visual Arts, as well as providing a solid foundation in the tradition of Western Art.

View the itinerary for detailed syllabus mapping.


12 days with 4 nights in Rome, 3 nights in Florence and 4 nights in Venice.

View the itinerary for a detailed daily schedule.

Academic Expertise

Tour leader: Viola Dominello

Viola has been an artist and Visual Arts teacher for over 30 years. Viola holds a Bachelor of Education from City Art Institute and a Masters of Fine Arts University of New South Wales, College of Fine Art. She has been exhibiting in solo and selected group shows since 1989.

Viola is represented in both public and private collections and has been awarded a number of scholarships and art prizes. She has lived and worked in Venice and New York.

Viola will accompany the group as the tour leader, facilitating professional learning through the provision of en plein air workshops and advice on making syllabus links throughout the program.


  • All hotel accommodation (twin-share, private bathroom)
  • Land transportation as per itinerary
  • All breakfasts
  • Some dinners as per itinerary
  • Entrances to galleries/sites, guided tours and lectures, as per itinerary
  • Art workshops as per itinerary
  • Services of a tour leader
  • Tipping for included services

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