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Tours for Torino, Italy

USAC encourages every student to participate on a tour or field study; however, they are optional and have an additional fee. Dates and destinations may change at the discretion of the Resident Director.

The following are possible destinations, view term calendars for specifics.

An aerial view of Lake Como, Italy.Bergamo & Lake Como

In the famous lake town of Como, you can explore the old medieval center and walk around the coast of the lake. Lake Como offers spectacular views and places to enjoy iced espresso or gelato, along with shopping and hiking opportunities. A tour of the Lake is a must, preferably by boat, to see the beautiful luxury villas and gardens not visible from the street. We will visit the village of Bellagio leaving from Varenna, the Borgo with its colorful lakeside cottages and narrow streets. In the evening, we'll go to the city of Bergamo, a masterpiece of history, culture, music, and landscape on top of a hill surrounded by the majestic Venetian Walls. Spend the night in the bustling city of Bergamo. The second day we will go to uptown, the historic old center, and visit the famous gelateria La Marianna where the flavor “Stracciatella” was invented.

Two women enjoying the view of the Italian Riviera.Italian Riviera

We'll first stop in Genoa, a historical gem of a city, then on to the charming coastal town of Santa Margherita Ligure, where you can enjoy the palm trees and beaches, and seafood and pesto specialties. A short boat ride will bring us to the luxurious, colorful village of Portofino, where the world's rich and famous relax on impressive yachts. You will have the opportunity to hike the cliffside paths in nearby Cinque Terre which offers dramatic cliffside views.