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Faculty-led Trip to Italy

Say ciao to Italy!

Earn college credit while taking part in “Classical Art and Architecture in Italy,” a faculty-led tour of Rome, Vatican City, Paestum and Pompeii. Space is limited; register today!


May 24-June 3, 2018


Thursday, May 24

  • Depart from the U.S.

Friday, May 25

  • Arrive at Rome’s Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) Airport (FCO). Transportation to the hotel is included in the program cost.
  • Walk to the Castel Sant’Angelo, the Vatican and more.

Saturday, May 26

  • Take a half-day guided tour in English of the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • Take a guided tour of the Santa Maria Rotonda, a Catholic church since the seventh century, but best known as the Pantheon.

Sunday, May 27

  • Visit the Forum and the Colosseum for a four-hour guided tour in English of the ruins of Rome’s imperial era.
  • Spend the remainder of the day exploring individually, or join the program conductors on a walk to the Trastevere.

Monday, May 28

  • Drive to the region of Campania in the southwest section of the Italian peninsula.
  • Arrive at the regional capital and port city of Salerno, and walk along the seaside park of the Lungomare Trieste.

Tuesday, May 29

  • Take a bus to the town of Paestum, an important city built by the Greeks in the sixth and fifth centuries BCE.
  • View three extraordinarily well preserved Greek temples and tour the entrance to the archeological museum.
  • Return to Salerno in the late afternoon.

Wednesday, May 30

  • Drive to Pompeii, the Roman town near Naples decimated by the 79 CE eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which killed the inhabitants, but preserved parts of their art and architecture.
  • Take a guided tour in English.
  • Return to Salerno in the late afternoon.

Thursday, May 31

  • Take a ferry to the Amalfi Coast, and spend the day in the seaside village of Positano.
  • Explore cafés and shops along the town’s narrow streets.
  • See the medieval church of Santa Maria Assunta.
  • Walk along the seaside trail that links Positano to nearby towns.
  • Return by ferry to the Salerno port in the late afternoon.

Friday, June 1

  • Take a ferry to the Isle of Capri, the site of Emperor Augustus’ villa.
  • Explore the island’s stunning scenery of jagged cliffs dropping into the Mediterranean.
  • Return to the hotel in Salerno.

Saturday, June 2

  • Drive to Naples, Italy’s third largest urban area and one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities.
  • Walk through Naples’ large central historic district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Have lunch before reboarding the bus and continuing to Fiumicino, near the international airport.

Sunday, June 3

  • Return to the international airport at Rome-Fiumicino.
  • Depart for the U.S.

Program Cost

The total cost of the program is $3,850, including airfare. Payments are due by the following dates:

  • February 1, 2018: $850
  • March 1, 2018: $1,500
  • April 1, 2018: $1,500

Credit Hours

Students earn 1 credit hour. This fee is not included in the program cost.

Contact Information

Ivee Baugh, Study Abroad Advisor

913-469-8500, ext. 3323