On DAY1, after the welcome and the check in at the hotel, you will discover the secrets of Venice. Take a journey in the history of music in the Museo della Musica, an exhibit dedicated to one of the artistic expressions that has contributed to the greatness of Italian culture: the making of stringed instruments. Venice was a workshop for great violin makers. Their excellent craftsmanship was evident in the experimentation and production of the musical instruments, always perfectly responsive to the new requirements of the sonorities which came to define those times. The collection, housed in the beautiful Church of San Maurizio, covers a time span of 300 years of Italian violin making and includes splendid examples of the different regional schools. Then you will discover, hidden in its own little courtyard, the elegant staircase Contarini Del Bovolo. It is an example of transition from Gothic to Renaissance style architecture in Venice with its peculiar spiral (“bovolo” in Venetian dialect) stairs going up the outside of the building instead of the inside. From the top there is a lovely view of Venetian roofs and spires. The tour continues with the visit of the world-famous La Fenice theater. Founded at the end of the 18th century, La Fenice quickly became the go-to theatre for the opulent premieres of some of the most famous operas in the world. With a seating capacity for over 1,000 people, La Fenice boasts excellent acoustics, a 98-member orchestra and 66-person opera chorus, a dedicated local audience and a large international following. The tour will end with a 1-hour boat ride on the Grand Canal of Venice, where you will see dozens of palazzos, mansions, churches, and iconic bridges that span the waterways as well as a romantic sunset that you will never forget.