Italy Center Travel- Fall Travel
As part of your program fees, you will join two trips with the Italy Center. Every participant will attend the orientation trip at the beginning of the semester as well as having the option to participate in one of two different weekend travel options throughout the rest of the semester. The two weekend travel options will have a limited number of available spaces.
Orientation Tour- Puglia
Traveling to the heel of Italy, all students will begin in the area near Brindisi where they will hear from refugees about their lives surviving the treacherous journey across the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea. Next we will move north to Mesagne where we will spend the day with the Libera Puglia NGO staff. Libera has played a key role in advocating for justice in the region, and now, with the support of refugees themselves, manages fields that were once owned and controlled by the area’s mafia. The tour will include a half-day hike in the Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve and perhaps the best food you will taste in all of Europe.
This weekend tour will be one of two options for students to choose from covered by program fees. Traveling to Italy’s Veneto region, we will first explore the historic city of Padova visiting some of Italy’s finest arts and architecture frequently left off of tourist travel itineraries. We will also explore Venice, one of Italy’s most recognizable icons.
This weekend tour will be one of two options for students to choose from covered by program fees. Traveling to Italy’s Tuscany region, we will first explore the historic city of Prato, located in the heart of this historical regional center of culture and art. We will also explore Florence, home to some of Italy’s most well know artistic and literary figures.