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.
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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.