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Bach Festival, Leipzig

2023 TRIPS

All 2023 trips are subject to change due to COVID-19 developments and other world developments ...


Ceramics in Italy

 with Jeff Shapiro

March 20 - 31, 2023

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Trip Description:

Jeff will guide  us through his favorite haunts in Rome, Orvieto, Siena and Faenza during this 11 day trip in Italy.  We'll meet some of his colleagues, visit studios and museums of influential ceramicists of the areas, and also partake of some great Italian cuisine.

Trip Status: CLOSED


Art in Paris
with Sevan Melikyan

April 10 - 20, 2023

Trip Description:

Sevan will lead another of his humorous, but incredibly enriching art history trips.  This time we'll visit Paris, where Sevan spent his growing up years and developed his love for the masters.  He will share them with us.

Trip Status:  CLOSED

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Cooking in Chianti

April 29 - May 6, 2023

Trip Description:

Spring is the time when the dishes of Tuscan cuisine are filled with colourful vegetables and fruits, emanating natural scents. Inspired by this atmosphere we have chosen Gaiole in Chianti, a medieval village in the middle of the Tuscan hills as a refuge to be able to discover the fresh and simple flavours of this land immersed in an oasis of peace but at the same time as a starting point in the discovery of the magnificent places and landscapes that surround it. 

Together we will learn to cook wonderful recipes from the region using fresh ingredients, taste the local wines and indulge our senses. 

Trip Status: CLOSED

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May 27–June 4, 2021

The 2023 Bach Festival Leipzig
 with Joe Marchio

Leipzig 2023
June 4 - 19, 2023

Join Joe Marchio for the Bach Festival in Leipzig, Germany.  The festival is a 10-day extravaganza of music by this great Baroque composer.  Every day we will be greeted with the creations of Bach, in situ, where this musical giant composed, conducted, played the organ and raised his family.  There will be some free time to explore the town on your own and rest your saturated senses.

Trip Status:  CLOSED

Trip Description
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The Tall Ships in Norway
with Trond Langvik

May 27–June 4, 2021

July  13 - 25, 2023

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Trip Description:

My cousin Trond wrote me a while ago that the tall ships would be in his hometown of Fredrikstad, Norway in July, and that I should think about doing a trip there.  I didn't have to ponder long - not after the wonderful time we had in Norway in 2018.  This might not be the typical cultural trip that Artful Journeys presents, but it certainly covers the culture of Norway:  sea and fish.  I don't have the details yet, but they will be forthcoming by the end of July.

Trip Status: CLOSED

with Sevan Melikyan


September 17 - 27, 2023

Sunrise in Bosphorus

Trip Description:

Sevan leads us through his birthplace of Istanbul, accompanied by his sister Sheyda.   This is the frontier world for me, although it contains some the world's most precious Greek and Muslim art.   Dates are not yet certain

Trip Status:   CLOSED

May 27–June 4, 2021

Northern Italy

Music & Architecture in Northern Italy
with Joe Marchio

October 8 - 19, 2023

Trip Description:

Join Joe Marchio on a musical and architectural tour through the Veneto in Northern Italy, starting in Venice and then wend our way to Milan.   In this Italian city of canals, we'll attend an opera at La Fenice and view its architecture relative to music and history. We'll stop at Cremona to hear the Strads, and then move on to Milan, where we will visit The Last Supper;  some of its many art museums;  Ansaldo,  La Scala's production studio; and finally to La Scala, where we will see and hear The Marriage of Figaro.  We'll also spend a lovely evening with Fernanda Giulini and her piano collection.

Trip Status:  CLOSED

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Artful Journeys requires the full complement of covid vaccinations  

Any trip cancelled by Artful Journeys because of covid is subject to a $125  fee per person.  All other paid monies will be refunded.

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