Arts, Italian, Religion
Journey to Italy
Journey throughout Italy to experience the various regions, each one more extraordinary than the previous. We begin in Milan, the fashion and design capital of Italy. You’ll visit some of the city’s leading fashion houses, including Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, and Prada. You’ll also visit the Gothic Duomo of Milan and the Santa Maria delle Grazie covenant, home to Leonardo da Vinci’s mural “The Last Supper”.
Venice is only a short train ride away, which gives you the option to explore the architecture from the Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods – and boat along the canals, walk through the narrow streets, and discover tiny shops and cafes that form part of the magnificent buildings.
A day trip to Verona, famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet”, will not disappoint. You’ll visit the “Casa di Giulietta”, or House of Juliet with its balcony, and have the option to watch an opera at the ancient Roman amphitheatre.
We move next to Tuscany, to one of the most beautiful cities in the world – Florence – to experience its extensive contributions to the history of art. Florence is a city brimming with palaces, museums, and basilicas filled with artworks of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto & Brunelleschi. You’ll visit the cafes, shops and markets and awe at the city’s impressive architecture.
On this program you’ll have the opportunity to visit one of the oldest organic farms in the hills of Tuscany to take part in a fun cooking class with a local chef. And of course, you’ll be eating the 4 course meal that you prepare with your own hands! You’ll then head to Siena, a short drive away, to walk off the meal and explore the stunning medieval city.
A day trip from Florence takes us to Pisa to visit the iconic Leaning Tower and picnic by the Arno River. We then move to Rome, to enjoy this bustling metropolis and walk through the historic Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, and Colosseum of Imperial Rome. We’ll visit the Vatican Museums and see the Sistine Chapel! We’ll also enjoy some of the best gelato in Italy!
Our final destination is in the southern part of Italy where some of the best pizza in the world is made in Naples. We stay in Sorrento, a picturesque town on the shores of the Mediterranean sea. We take the opportunity to tour the Amalfi Coast with its brightly accented cliff top homes, to swim in the turquoise sea, sunbathe on the spectacular beach of Positano, and wander through quaint hillside towns. If you want to explore the island of Capri and its radiant Grotta Azzurra (or Blue Grotto) for the day with our group, it is only a short boat ride away!
Nearby, we visit Pompeii, an incredibly preserved archaeological site thousands of years old. You’ll have the option to hike up Mount Vesuvius near the Bay of Naples, to view the enormous crater which spewed the lava that covered Pompeii and other cities in 79 A.D before we end this incredible adventure in Italy.
You’re sure to be amazed by the rich art, architecture, cuisine, and culture of Italy!
This Program Includes:
- Round trip from Toronto & airport transfers
- Accommodation in air conditioned, centrally located hotels
- Breakfast and dinner daily
- Academic instruction & course materials
While in Milan
- Duomo Cathedral
- Santa Maria covenant
While in Verona
- House of Juliet
- While in Florence
- Uffizi Gallery
- Duomo Cathedral
- Campanile di Giotto
While in Pisa
- Leaning Tower
- Picnic along the Arno River
While in Rome
- Trevi Fountain & Gelato
- Spanish Steps
- Piazza Navona
- Piazza Colonna & Pantheon
- Roman Forum
- Palatine Hill, Capitoline Hill
- Victor- Emmanuel Building
- St. Peter’s Square & Vatican
While in Sorrento
- Visit Pompeii
- Positano beach
Additional Cost Excursions:
- Day trip to Venice
- Farmhouse Cooking Class
- Island of Capri
- Hike Mt. Vesuvius
Courses Offered Include:
- CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION, GRADE 12, LVV4U
Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic, or Classical Languages, Level 2, University Preparation
- CLASSICAL LANGUAGES, LATIN, LEVEL 2 or LEVEL 3, LVLCU, LVLDU
Prerequisite: Classical Languages, Level 1, Academic or Level 2, University Preparation
- ENGLISH, GRADE 12, ENG4U
Prerequisite: Grade 11 English, University Preparation
- PHOTOGRAPHY, GRADE 11, AWQ3M
Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open
- PHOTOGRAPHY, GRADE 12, AWQ4M
Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 11 (AVI3M), or Photography, Grade 11 (AWQ3M)
- THE WORLD OF FASHION, GRADE 12, HNB4M
Prerequisite: Any university, college, or university/ college preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies
- ITALIAN, LEVEL 2 or LEVEL 3, LWICU, LWIDU
Prerequisite: Italian, Level 1 Academic or Level 2, University Preparation
- WORLD RELIGIONS, GRADE 11, HRT3M
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(2021 dates abroad are subject to change)