The Daum Museum of Contemporary Art will sponsor a public trip to Italy in March 2018.

State Fair Community College says the 11-day travel will take place March 17-27 in northern and central Italy.

A press release from SFCC says, The tour will focus on the architecture, scenery, art, and cuisine of three principle cities – Venice, Ravenna, and Florence with day trips to Verona, Bologna, Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca, and Pisa. Highlights include St. Mark’s Square in Venice; the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna where 1,400-year-old glittering mosaics create another-worldly realm; an array of Renaissance masterworks in Florence; the world’s oldest university (1088) in Bologna; Juliet’s balcony in Verona; one of Europe’s great medieval squares in Siena; the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Assunta, a world heritage site, in San Gimignano; and the Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles) in Pisa that includes the leaning tower.

Daum Museum Director Tom Piché and SFCC art instructor Paul Allen are serving as the trip leaders.

The cost includes all motor and air transportation, along with 9 nights in first-class accommodations; travel between cities; daily breakfast buffet, three lunches, and three dinners; English-speaking guides; applicable taxes and luggage handling; admission fees and gratuities.

SFCC says the cost per person is $4,093 (based on double occupancy), which includes a $200 charitable donation to the Daum Museum. The supplement price for a single room is $575.

Reservations are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. A $1,500 deposit is required. Reservations are currently being taken, with a deadline of December 14. The final payment must be made by January 2, 2018.

For more details, including a daily itinerary and registration form, visit daummuseum.org/international-trip/, or call 660-596-7421.

Randy Kirby