By Kate St James, FDIA

Sept. 27, 2010 - Oct. 10, 2010

noon - 10 a.m.


The Grand Canal, Venice, photograph by Kate St James

In September/October 2010  Kate St James, FDIA is again escorting a tour for  architects, interior designers and design industry professionals to Italy and you are invited as one of a select group to join us.

The style capital of the world, Italy produces some of the World’s most sought after design including architecture, furniture, textiles, lighting, ceramics, glass and statuary. And for a select group of only 20 designers and architects, all this and more awaits on this very exclusive tour.

Your tour host Isabella Dusi, a former Australian interior designer, art historian and best-selling author whose local knowledge and contacts in Italy have provided an itinerary unavailable on any other tour, designed the tour.

Italy by design will visit architecture and design work in progress, restorations and historical sites; furniture, furnishings, textiles and factories. We will visit Milan, Como, Lucca, Venice and Vicenza; the Carrara marble mines, a superb hard stone mosaic workshop as well as galleries and more.

Tour Extensions

Kate St James is delighted to offer you the opportunity to extend your Italy by Design tour by electing one or two fantastic options to enhance your work/holiday in Italy:

Option 1:

Extend your stay in Venice by two or three nights at the completion of the Italy by Design tour and take advantage of the opportunity to visit the International Biennale Architecture exhibition in Venice.

Option 2:

Extend your stay in Italy by travelling to Rome with your host Isabella Dusi, staying in Rome for three nights and discovering the Baroque architecture of Rome and a selection of the astonishing work of Baroque artistic master Michelangelo Merisi, known as il Caravaggio.

CPD Points are available for this tour.  Check with your organisation for details.




Kate St James