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Italy

The City of Echoes, The City of Illusions, and the City of Yearning

No city in the world can compare with the cultural wealth of Rome.

Countless popes and poets, architects and artists, in this city have left their mark on western civilization. And then there is ancient Rome! Boasting more than three thousand years of history, Rome can claim with reason that it is the Urbs Aeterna or Eternal City. The hardest part of creating a tour like ours is deciding what we have to exclude from our visit when there is so much to do and so little time.

The primary focus of our visit is to examine some of ancient Italy’s greatest wonders. Coming face to face with the physical remains of Rome transforms a student’s perspective on what the classical world has given us. At the same time my hope is that in these eight days students gain some sense of Italy as a whole. With that in mind, we will balance our time in the city of Rome with visits to towns and rural sites off the beaten path. We will explore some of Italy’s most well-known buildings, ruins, and public spaces, but we will also visit a few quiet spots, just as powerful, but practically unknown to most tourists.

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Deadlines & Details

Student Qualifications: Priority given to current or past Greek and/or Latin students.

Application Deadline: November 4, 2019

Trip Dates: February 29, 2020 - March 9, 2020

Estimated Cost: $2500 estimated cost. (Includes all hotels, meals, and transportation within Italy, daily excursions, and entrance fees. Airfare and personal expenses are not included in the cost of the trip.)

Travel: While students are free to make alternate travel arrangements to return to the U.S. at the end of the program or to remain in Europe, all students must take the same designated flight from Washington to Rome on the same day and time.

For more information, contact Program Coordinator Mr. Jeff Streed.