An important part of the curriculum is focused on tours, fieldtrips and cultural excursions. Regular classes are held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, while Wednesdays and Fridays are usually devoted to such excursions. The group also enjoys a 3-day trip to Naples, Pompeii and Paestum, or to Venice.

A few long free weekends (Fri to Sun) will give students a chance to travel independently.

All costs (transportation, admissions to sites/museums, lodging and some meals during the 3-day trip to the Vesuvio area or Northern Italy) are included in the program fee.

Full-day excursions to:

  • Tarquinia and Cerveteri (two of the most important Etruscan towns, Tarquinia being especially famous for the painted tombs) - UNESCO sites

  • Two trips to Rome

  • Florence

  • Tivoli (where we’ll visit Hadrian's Villa, the astonishing architectural project of the Emperor Hadrian, and Villa d'Este, a Renaissance villa famous worldwide for its beautiful gardens and fountains)

  • Perugia and Assisi (two of the most beautiful Umbrian hill towns, with Etruscan, Roman, Medieval remains)

  • Siena and the Val d’Orcia region

Guided visits to:

  • Orvieto Cathedral and St. Brizio’s Chapel

  • Archaeological sites in the Orvieto area

  • Museums in Orvieto

  • "Orvieto Underground", a special guided tour to the hidden, underground section of the town

Cultural excursions and activities:

  • Two cooking classes

  • Chocolate and/or Pizza workshop

  • Wine-tasting

  • Visit to an oil mill

  • Visit to a potter’s workshop

The field trips destinations and cultural activities may vary according to the season and courses offered.