Italy: Art history & Appreciation



11 days






Rome, Florence, & Venice

  • Study Abroad Association’s Community College Art Initiative is committed to increasing art appreciation and history education amongst community college students across the United States.We accomplish this by ensuring all community colleges have access to the most in-depth and affordable art appreciation and history experiences.All SAA Community College Art Initiative programs receive special pricing to help promote the arts. Every participating college has the possibility of receiving student scholarships and faculty grants. For every 10 program participants, a scholarship of $500 will be provided to award the student of their choice. This scholarship ratio extends to larger groups as well.This 11 day program takes travelers across Italy, known for its unmatched contributions to visual arts through the centuries.During this program, travelers will have the opportunity to learn firsthand about major art periods and styles throughout history, by touring the major cities that house some of the world’s most famous museums, buildings, art, and more.With extensive tours in Rome, Florence, and Venice, travelers will be able to intimately experience Italian culture while experiencing the nation that is “home to half the world’s great art treasures.”

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    Choose a city below for the full list of artists and works seen and the art historical periods covered during this program.

Program highlights

  • Rome Artists & Works

    • Apollo Belvedere
    • Arch of Constantine
    • Basilica of Maxentius
    • Belvedere Torso
    • Colosseum
    • Fontana– Spacial Concept
    • Laocoon and His Sons
    • Pantheon
    • Roman Forum
    • Trajan’s Column
    • Balla– Dynamic Expansion
    • Bernini– Apollo and Daphne
    • Bernini– Baldacchino
    • Bernini Barcaccia Fountain
    • Bernini Daniel
    • Bernini– David
    • Bernini Ecstasy of St. Teresa
    • Bernini Fountain of Four Rivers
    • Bernini Habakkuk and the Angel
    • Bernini– Rape of Persephone
    • Bernini Triton Fountain
    • Boccioni– Portrait of Maestro Busoni
    • Borromini Sant’Agnese in Agone
    • Bramante Tempietto
    • Braque– Still Nature
    • Burri– All Black
    • Burri– Grande Rosso
    • Canova– Hercules and Lica
    • Canova– Pauline Bonaparte
    • Canova– Perseus with the Head of Medusa

    • Caravaggio Conversion of St. Paul
    • Caravaggio Crucifixion of St. Peter
    • Caravaggio– Madonna, Child and Serpent
    • Caravaggio– Madonna di Loreto
    • Caravaggio– St. Jerome Writing
    • Cézanne– Les cabanons de Jourdain
    • De Chirico – Cavalieri nel paesaggio
    • De Chirico – Ettore e Andromaca
    • De Chirico – Il trovatore
    • De Sanctis– Spanish Steps
    • Duchamp– Bicycle Wheel
    • Guttuso– Girls in Palermo
    • Kandinskij– Angular Line
    • Klein– International Klein Blue
    • Klimt– The Three Ages of Woman
    • Kounellis– White
    • Michelangelo– Last Judgement
    • Michelangelo– Moses
    • Michelangelo– Pieta
    • Michelangelo– Risen Christ
    • Michelangelo– Sistine Ceiling
    • Modigliani– Nude
    • Mondrian– Black, Red, Grey, Yellow, Blue
    • Monet–Pink Lily Pads
    • Pellizza da Volpedo– The Sun
    • Perugino– Delivery of the Keys
    • Pollock– Watery Paths
    • Andrea Pozzo– Glorification of St. Ignatius
    • Praxiteles– Apoxyomenos

    • Raphael Prophet Isaiah
    • Raphael– School of Athens
    • Raphael– Young Lady with a Unicorn
    • Rodin– Bronze Age
    • Rossetti– Portrait of Jane Morris
    • Salvi– Trevi Fountain
    • Sironi– Solitude
    • Titian– Sacred and Profane Love
    • Van Gogh– The Gardener
    • Van Gogh–L’Arlesienne


  • Florence Artists & Works

    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Ammannati– Fountain of Neptune
    • Botticelli– Birth of Venus
    • Botticelli– Primavera
    • Brunelleschi– 
    Dome of the Duomo
    • Caravaggio– Medusa
    • Caravaggio– Sacrifice of Isaac
    • Cellini– Perseus with the Head of Medusa
    • Cimabue– Maestà di Santa Trinita
    • Andrea Del Sarto– Madonna of the Harpies
    • Donatello– St. George
    • Ghiberti– Baptistry Doors
    • Ghiberti– Gates of Paradise
    • Giambologna– Cosimo I
    • Giambologna– Hercules and Nessus

    • Giambologna– Rape of the Sabine Women
    • Giotto– Madonna Enthroned
    • Leonardo– Adoration of the Magi
    • Leonardo– Annunciation
    • Masaccio & Masolino– Brancacci Chapel
    • Michelangelo– David
    • Michelangelo– Doni Tondo
    • Michelangelo– Slave for Tomb of Pope Julius II
    • Parmigianino– Madonna of the Long Neck

    • Raphael– Madonna of the Goldfinch
    • Rembrandt– Self-Portrait as a Young Man
    • Titian– Venus of Urbino
    • Vasari– Corridor
    • Verrocchio and Leonardo– Baptism of Christ
  • Venice Artists & Works

    • Basilica di San Marco
    • Palazzo Ducale
    • Rialto Bridge
    • Bellini– Polittico di San Vincenzo Ferrer
    • Bellini–Trittico dei Frari
    • Bosch– The Crucifixion of St Julia
    • Bosch– The Hermit Saints
    • Canova– Monument
    • Giorgione– Cristo Portacroce
    • Longhena– Santa Maria della Salute
    • Lotto– Elemosina di Sant’Antonio
    • Palladio– Redentore
    • Palladio– San Giorgio Maggiore
    • Palma il Giovane– The Pope and Otto the Great
    • Sansovino– National Library of St Mark
    • Sansovino– Neptune
    • Sansovino– San Marco Loggia
    • Tiepolo– Abraham and the Angels
    • Tiepolo– Venice Receiving the Gifts of the Sea
    • Tintoretto– Crucifixion
    • Tintoretto– Glory of Paradise
    • Tintoretto– Last Supper
    • Tintoretto– Venice and the Doge Nicolò Da Ponte
    • Titian– Annunciazione
    • Titian– Assumption of the Virgin
    • Titian– Doge Antonio Grimani
    • Titian– Pesaro Madonna

    • Veronese– Apotheosis of Venice
    • Veronese– Juno and Venice

Program includes

  • 9 Nights of Accommodation
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • 2 Traditional Dinners
  • Entrance to All Venues
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Full-Time Guide & Assistance
  • Airport Transfer
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Colosseum & Forum
  • Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Accademia Gallery
  • Basilica di San Marco
  • GNAM: National Gallery of Modern Art
  • Doge’s Palace
  • Scuola Grande di San Rocco
  • Santa Maria dei Frari
  • San Giorgio Maggiore
  • Borghese Gallery
  • Brancacci Chapel


DAY 01– Departure

  • Depart for Rome, Italy

DAY 02– Rome

  • Arrive at Fiumicino Airport in Rome
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • Rome Tour: Santa Maria della Vittoria (Bernini’s Ecstacy), Spanish Steps, & Trevi Fountain
  • Welcome Dinner & Program Orientation

DAY 03– Rome

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Colosseum & Forum
  • Rome Walking Tour: Saint Peter in Chains (Michelangelo’s Moses), Trajan Column, Vittoriano, Capitol (City Hall & Lookout Point)
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 04– Rome

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Churches & Squares Walking Tour: Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Sant’Ignazio, San Luigi dei Francesi (Caravaggio)
  • Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, & St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 05– Rome

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Borghese Gallery & Park
  • 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
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 06– Florence

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Train to Florence
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • Lunch at the Central Market
  • Accademia Gallery
  • Florence Walking Tour: The Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Loggia de’ Lanzi, Ponte Vecchio, & Palazzo Pitti
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 07– Florence

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Santo Spirito, Santa Maria del Carmine & Brancacci Chapel
  • San Miniato al Monte & Piazzale Michelangelo Lookout Point
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 08– Venice

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Train to Venice
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • Venice Walking Tour: Madonna dell’Orto, San Zanipolo, & Rialto Bridge
  • Fondaco dei Tedeschi Lookout Point
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 09– 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
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 10– Rome

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Train to Rome
  • GNAM: National Gallery of Modern Art
  • Farewell Dinner Aperitivo & Program Closing

DAY 11– Departure

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Depart Rome for Home

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