Italy has made a tremendous impact on the Western culture. In addition to that it is famous worldwide for its delicious cuisine, trendy fashion industry, luxury sports cars, and for its beautiful coast, alpine lakes and mountain ranges
Rome is the capital of Italy. In Middle Ages it was a major center of the Italian Renaissance, along with Florence. The current version of St Peter’s Basilica was built and the Sistine Chapel was painted by Michelangelo. Famous artists and architects, such as Bramante, Bernini and Raphael resided for some time in Rome, contributing to its Renaissance and Baroque architecture.
Student groups will enjoy strolling through the ancient streets of Rome and studying art and architecture. Rome is, without a doubt, one of the most fascinating cities in the world.
Venice, the famous “floating city,” is truly an archaeological miracle being built on water. So unique in its characteristics, the best way to discover this city is to walk it and to take gondola rides. Within the city, student groups will find many artisans, museums, churches and shops. Yet there is only one piazza (square). With its many artistic masterpieces, beautiful waterways, unique culture and overall charm, student groups will marvel at the many features Venice has to offer.
Naples, being one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, is the third largest city in Italy. In the heart of Campania, Naples provides a picturesque look into life during the Renaissance and Enlightenment periods of time. Neapolitan music was created here and credited with the invention of the romantic guitar and mandolin as well as notable contributions to opera and folk standards. Naples is also widely known for its wealth of historical museums, trendy shopping, art and pizza. If your group craves Italian history, then Naples will bring history and your classroom to life.