Due to the current world health situation, field trips are subject to change during Fall 2020. Please contact your Program Advisor for more information..
You are also encouraged to participate in the included program field trips, listed below. Destinations may change at the discretion of the Resident Director.
The following are possible destinations, view term calendars for specifics.
Venice, the capital of the Veneto region, sits on top of marshy lagoon and consists of 117 small islands connected by various bridges. Venice has been called the “City of Water” and “the Floating City” due to its endless canals along the Po and Piave Rivers. Float across the Grand Canal on a waterbus or gondola, or stroll along St. Mark’s square. There are plenty of museums, cathedrals, and theaters to keep you occupied in this magical city.
Bologna is the largest city in teh Emilia Romagna Region. Home of the oldest university of the world, founded in 1088, Bologna has a bustling social and cultural life. Famous for its towers, porticoes, and Neptune foundtain, Bologna has a well-preserved city center.
Formed by glaciers in the last Ice Age, Lake Garda is the largest alpine lake in Italy. Catch a great view of the lake from the Old Ponale Road Path, Monte Baldo, or Giamaica Beach. You can also see the landscape from the Scaliger castle or the Bastion. Bring your hiking shoes if you want to challenge yourself to see the views from the Santa Barbara Church or Arco Castle; or you can have a different kind of adventure at the Gardaland or Movieland amusement parks.
Bolzano is the gateway to the Dolomites and is home to a number of German-Italian speakers. Take a ride in a cable-car to catch brilliant views of the town and nearby mountains or experience nature firsthand at the Lake Carezza or Puez-Geisler Nature Park.
Explore a 14th century medieval castle in one of hte stunning wine country areas close to verona.
Claimed to be the oldest city in Northern Italy, Padova is the capital of the province of Padua and is located on the Bacchiglione River. It is home to the Scrovegni Chapel featuring various frescoes completed by Giotto, Donatello’s Erasmo da Narni, and markets in the Palazzo della Ragione.
Mantua, known as La Bella Addormentata or sleeping beauty, is part of the UNESCO Quadrilateral and has been named a World Heritage Site. Often overlooked by tourists, this small town is surrounded on three sides by lakes. Mantova has been able to preserve many historical sites from the Gonzaga century including the Palazzo Te, Basilica di Sant’Andrea di Mantova and the Teatro Bibbiena.
Summer programs: Opens 9/1
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