Italy Center Travel- Fall Travel
As part of your program fees, the Fall Semester will offer two program sponsored excursions. We will bring students to nooks and crannies of this remarkably diverse country, with the option to join another faculty led trip near the end of the semester.
Travel Tours included in program fees:
- Week Long Orientation Tour – Puglia, Italy
- September 10, 2022 – September 16, 2022
- Mid-Semester Social Justice Immersion
- October 21, 2022
- Weekend Excursion – Padova & Venice
- November 18, 2022 – November 20, 2022
Additional tours (not included in program fees)
- Art History Day Tour – Parma
- November 11, 2022
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.
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.
Also offered (not included in program fees):
Art History day tour Parma
Parma is best known for its contributions to the world of food, but it also happens to be one Italy’s most beautiful cities known for its monuments, castles and art. The tour will be led by Italy Center’s Art Historian Piergiacomo Petrioli.