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Italy:
A Feast For... Everything.

Since ancient times, Italy has been at the center of history, culture, and art. A deep history with a profound love of modern life. Italy is home to a staggering number tourist wonders of our world—UNESCO World Heritage Sites, churches, forts and castles. Countless museums and archaeological sites. Historic monuments and beloved renowned paintings. And the physical landscapes are exceptional, too. Beaches, mountains, and with thousands of miles of incredible coastline, the sea. Charming rustic towns, fascinating urban centers, and romantic cities. Delicious world-famous cuisine and perfect espressos. A love of life that is moving and infectious. Italians like to appreciate the finer things in life. And Italy has many fine things to be appreciated.

Fast facts
  • Italy is home to more than 61 million people.
  • The official language of Italy is Italian.
  • Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy borders France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia, and surrounds San Marino and Vatican City.
  • Rome conquered much of the ancient world and was the leading cultural, political, and religious center of Western civilization. Italy flourished during the Renaissance, producing famous scholars and artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Michelangelo, and Machiavelli, while Italian explorers such as Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus discovered new routes to the New World.

THREE UNIQUE WAYS TO EXPERIENCE ITALY

Art, fashion, ancient sites, beaches and of course the food are all a given. Gelato anybody? It’s for you to decide what group size suits you most. And do you prefer to push your adventure side, want to include study or see more of Europe once overseas?

Active Teen Tour
  • Amazing hotels and resorts
  • Travel by luxury motor coach
  • Group size up to 46 participants
  • Explore England, France & Switzerland also
Completing 9th and 10th grades
Completing 11th and 12th grades
Pre-College Enrichment
  • Live in a residence in Florence
  • Take a class at the Florence University of the Arts
  • Visit Venice, Rome and the Amalfi Coast
  • Day trips to Cinque Terre, Pisa and Siena
  • Group size estimated 30-60 participants
Global Adventure
  • Group size up to 26 participants
  • Smaller group adventures with more flexibility and spontaneity
  • Uses some public transportation
  • Italy alone, or paired with France & Switzerland, or with Greece
Completing 9th and 10th grades
Completing 11th and 12th grades

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