Italy: Architecture & Engineering

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Length

13 days

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Price

$3,870

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Destinations

Naples, Rome & Florence

This 13 day program take students across Italy to Naples, Rome, and Florence to study architecture and engineering in the country that is renowned for its variety of styles and the pioneering of new engineering techniques that spans almost 3,000 years.

In each city, there will be extensive walking tours to view famous landmarks, as well as key buildings and destinations that defined and revolutionized architecture and engineering in Europe.

In addition to the tours in the primary cities, there will be special excursions to Pompeii, Ercolano (Herculaneum), and Paestum.  

There will also be visits to various museums, including the Naples Archaeological Museum, Vatican Museum, Accademia Gallery of Florence, Uffizi Gallery, and optionally, the Bargello Museum.

Program includes

  • 11 Nights of Accommodation
  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • 2 Traditional Dinners
  • Entrance to All Venues
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Full-Time Guide & Assistance
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Pompeii
  • Herculaneum
  • Paestum
  • Archaeological Museum of Napes
  • Colosseum & Forum
  • Vatican Museum & St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Accademia Gallery
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Ancient Appian Way & Aqueduct Park
  • Duomo & Baptistry
  • Santa Maria Novella & Brancacci Chapel
  • Medici & Strozzi Palaces

Itinerary

DAY 01– Departure

  • Depart for Naples, Italy

DAY 02– Naples

  • Arrive in Naples
  • Airport Transfer
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • Orientation Walking Tour
  • Welcome Dinner

DAY 03– Pompeii

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Pompeii Day Trip: Forum, Theater, Stadium, Villas, etc.
  • Return to Naples
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 04– Naples

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Half Day Visit to Ercolano (Herculaneum)
  • Return to Naples
  • Archaeological Museum of Naples
  • Optional Naples Walking Tour: Galleria Umberto I, Piazza Plebiscito, Castel dell’Ovo
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 05– Paestum

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Paestum Day Trip: Ancient Greek Temples of Athena & Hera
  • Return to Naples
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 06– Rome

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Train to Rome
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • Colosseum & Forum
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 07– Rome

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Baths of Caracalla
  • Gate of St. Sebastian & Aurelian Walls
  • Ancient Appian Way & Circus of Maxentius
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 08– Rome

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Pantheon & Piazza Navona
  • Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, & St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Optional Rome Walking Tour: Capitoline Hill, Trajan Column, Church of the Gesù, Trevi Fountain, & Spanish Steps
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 09– Rome/Florence

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Aqueduct Park
  • Train to Florence
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 10– Florence

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Accademia Gallery
  • Florence Walking Tour: Orsanmichele, Piazza della Signoria, & Ponte Vecchio
  • Uffizi Museum
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 11– Florence

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral & Brunelleschi’s Dome, & Baptistery
  • Bargello Museum (Optional)
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 12– Florence

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Santa Maria Novella
  • Medici Palace & Strozzi Palace
  • Brancacci Chapel (Santa Maria del Carmine)
  • Pitti Palace & Boboli Gardens (Optional)
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

DAY 13– Departure

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart Florence for Home

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