Italy: Art History



11 days



Rome, Venice & Florence

Program includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • 9 Nights of Accommodation
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • Entrance to All Venues
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Full-Time Guide & Assistance
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Travelers Insurance

Program highlights

  • Colosseum & Forum
  •  Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel
  • Galleria dell’Accademia
  • Uffizi Museum
  • National Gallery of Modern Art
  • Santa Maria della Vittoria, Spanish Steps & Trevi Fountain
  • Borghese Gallery & Park, Trastever


Day 1 – Departure

Depart from USA to Rome, Italy

Day 2 – Rome

  • Arrive in Rome, Italy
  • Airport Transfer
  • Rome Walking Tour: Santa Maria della Vittoria (Bernini’s Ecstasy), Spanish Steps, & Trevi Fountain
  • Welcome Dinner at a Traditional Pizzeria – The group will be taken for an authentic pizza dinner at one of Rome’s authentic pizzerias..

Day 3 – Rome

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Guided Tour of Colosseum & Roman Forum – The Colosseum (Colosseo) remains the largest amphitheater ever built and is one of the most recognizable and iconic symbols of Rome. The 5-story, elliptical structure measures 617-feet long, 512-feet wide, and 187-feet high and is made of travertine and brick.
  • Saint Peter in Chains – Michelangelo’s Moses, Trajan Column, Vittoriano, Capitol (City Hall & Lookout Point)
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 4 – Rome

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Churches & Squares Walking Tour: Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Sant’ignazio, San Luigi dei Francesi (Caravaggio)
  • Vatican Museum & St. Peter’s Basilica – The museum displays works from the immense collection amassed by popes throughout the centuries including several of the most renowned Roman sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. The museums contain roughly 70,000 works, of which 20,000 are on display, and currently employ 640 people who work in 40 different administrative, scholarly, and restoration departments.

Day 5 – Rome

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Borghese Gallery & Park – The most picturesque district of Rome, with it’s small alleys, the cobblestone and the traditional shops.
  • Piazza del Popolo: Pincio Lookout Point & Santa Maria del Popolo
  • Trastevere Walking Tour: Santa Maria in Trastevere, Bramante’s Tempietto, & Gianicolo Lookout Point
  • Gelato Tasting at San Callisto

Day 6 – Florence

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Train to Florence (approx. 2 Hours)
  • Lunch Break at Central Market
  • Florence Walking Tour – The Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Loggia dei Lanzi, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti

Day 7 – Florence

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Accademia Gallery – Best known for Michelangelo’s David Uffizi Gallery – The greatest Renaissance art collection in the world
  • Santo Spirito, Santa Maria del Carmine & Brancacci Chapel
  • Sunset View from Piazzale Michelangelo Lookout Point

Day 8 – Venice

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Train to Venice (approx. 2 hours)
  • Venice Walking Tour: Madonna dell’Orto, San Zanipolo, & Rialto Bridge
  • Fondaco dei Tedeschi Lookout Point
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 9 – Venice

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Santa Maria dei Frari & Scuola Grande di San Rocco
  • Piazza San Marco: Basilica di San Marco, Doge’s Palace, & Bridge of Sighs
  • San Giorgio Maggiore

Day 10 – Rome

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Train to Rome (approx. 4 hours)
  • GNAM: National Gallery of Modern Art – The National Gallery of Modern Art (also GNAM) is the largest collection of modern Italian art. Located in Rome, has over 4,400 works of painting and sculpture and some 13,000 drawings and prints by artists – mostly Italian -nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In it’s 55 rooms you can see the masterpieces of the collection. It is the only national museum dedicated to modern art.
  • Farewell Dinner Aperitivo & Program Closing

Day 11 – Return

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart from Rome, Italy to Home

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