Study Abroad in Rome, Italy

Study Abroad in Rome: Cultural Excursions

London, England (2 nights)

Included only for students on the optional AIFS Flight Package

Get to know your fellow students before traveling to campus and take a sightseeing tour with a professional guide who will point out some of Londonís famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London. You will also have free time to visit museums, see a play or stroll in Londonís beautiful parks.

Includes accommodations, breakfast and sightseeing as indicated. Lunch and dinner are not included.

Florence (2 days)

Included in program fee

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 and Ponte Vecchio.

On day two, visit the world-famous Uffizi Gallery to see works by Botticelli, da Vinci and Michelangelo and sites including the Palazzo Pitti and Santa Croce before returning to Rome.

Includes transportation, services of an art historian, accommodations, breakfast, sightseeing and entrances as indicated.

Optional Excursion to Pompeii, Vesuvius, Naples and Capri (3 days - $475) Session 2 Only

Morning departure by bus to Pompeii where you will visit archaeological sites with a professional guide. Overnight in a small village overlooking the Sorrento coast.

The next day, depart by ferry to Capri, a charming island with small squares, little white houses and picturesque alleyways. Return to the hotel.

On the third day, hike to the top of Mount Vesuvius and enjoy the splendid panoramic views of the bay of Naples. Afternoon visit to the National Archaeological Museum to admire the unique collection of artifacts and mosaics excavated in Pompeii. Return to Rome.

Fee includes transportation, services of an art historian, accommodations, breakfast, sightseeing and entrances as indicated.

Optional excursion to Venice (3 days Ė $575)

Travel by fast train to Venice. Take a guided walking tour of Venice seeing sites including: Dogeís Palace, Bridge of Sighs and St. Markís Cathedral.

The next day, take a guided tour of the Accademia Museum, Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Scuola di San Rocco.

On the third day, enjoy free time to explore Venice before returning to Rome.

Fee includes transportation, services of an art historian, accommodations, breakfast, sightseeing and entrances as indicated.

Students must enroll and pay for optional excursions by April 1. Students who apply after the deadline may enroll subject to availability. If a minimum enrollment of 10 is not achieved, the tour may be cancelled. Once paid for in the U.S. optional excursions are non-refundable except in the event of cancellation.

Dates and itineraries for all excursions are tentative and subject to change.