Orvieto is an ideal location to visit the most important cities and sites in Italy, being approximately one hour away from Rome by train, and a little over two hours from Florence.

A 3-day trip either to Naples, Pompeii and Paestum, or to Venice and Northern Italy will be organized and all costs (transportation, admissions to sites/museums, lodging and some meals) will be included in the program fee.

Long free weekends (Fri to Sun) will give students a chance to travel independently.

Full-day optional excursions may be organized, depending on the interest for the activated courses, 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)

  • 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:

  • Cooking classes

  • Wine-tasting

  • Visit to an oil mill (Fall semester)

  • Visit to a potter’s workshop

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