Study Abroad in Rome, Italy

Excursions / Travel - January Term 2018

Day Excursion to Assisi and Trevi

Included in program fee

Travel to the Umbria Region, the “green heart of Italy”, by private coach. Arrive in Assisi, situated on the hillside of Monte Subasio, overlooking the Umbria valley, a beautifully preserved example of medieval architecture as well as the birthplace of St. Francis, patron saint of Italy.

Visit the Basilica of St. Francis, a masterpiece of medieval architecture decorated with beautiful frescoes by artists such as Cimabue, Giotto, Simone Martini and Pietro Lorenzetti.

Free time for lunch and continue on to Trevi, an area known for its olive farms. Visit the Museo della Civiltà dell’Olivo to learn about the production of olive oil and take part in an extra virgin olive oil tasting at a traditional mill. Return to Rome in the evening.

Optional Excursion to Florence (3 days - $495)

After class depart by fast train for Florence, where you will take a guided walking tour of the city center to see the Cathedral, the Baptistery, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti. On day two, visit San Lorenzo church and the market area, then head on to the Accademia Gallery to admire Michelangelo’s masterpieces. Take an afternoon walk through San Croce square to admire the church, the square and the picturesque neighborhoods renowned for artisanal leather and food shops. On day three visit the world-famous Uffizi Gallery to see works by Botticelli and da Vinci. Free time to explore the heart of the city center before returning to Rome. Stay in a centrally-located hotel with breakfast included.

Dates and itineraries are tentative and subject to change. A minimum enrollment of xx is included for the excursion to run.