October 3, 2019 - October 10, 2019
Vienna, for four centuries the imperial capital of a vast and complex Central European realm known as the Hapsburg Empire, today endures with a brilliant cultural heritage of extraordinary distinction. “Queen of the Danube,” cosmopolitan Vienna is ranked second only to London and Paris among Europe’s culture capitals.
Viennese architecture varies from the glorious Baroque of the 17th century and the Rococo of the 18th century, to the splendid Biedermeier and the Ringstrasse style of the 19th century and to the avant-garde Art Nouveau of the early 20th century. Numerous art museums house a vast array of great collections. With such luminaries as Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Mahler and, of course, the Strauss brothers, Vienna remains a world-renown music center.
The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art in conjunction with Classical Excursions invites to join an intimate multi-day tour of the best architectural and cultural attractions that Vienna has to offer. Access to some of the city’s great architecture, exclusive visits to both private and public art collections, lecture by eminent scholars and experts on Viennese decorative arts and architecture and entree to the world of magnificent Viennese opera and operetta are only part of this truly special tour.
Devoted friend Countess Marielore Calice will welcome us as our well-connected guide in her native city. For many years, she has lectured and guided for Austrian, American, French and Italian cultural associations and museums, including The National Trust for Historic Preservation; Henry Francis Dupont Collectors Circle of Winterthur; Friends of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. and The American Museum in England.
Travel with us to Vienna, a world of yesterday and today, a city of dreams, rich in history and discovery.