Summer in Italia!
Florence, Rome & Sorrento
June 30 - July 21, 2017
*Online component June 2017
Study abroad in Italy this summer, while soaking up the sunny Mediterranean climate, rich culture, incredible art, and amazing food found in the heart of Italy’s most famous regions: Florence, Rome and the Amalfi Coast.
Begin your academic adventure in Florence, the glorious capital of Tuscany and the heart of the Renaissance living in a restored noble palace for 7 nights, within easy walking distance from the famous Duomo Cathedral, Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo’s masterpiece, David. Stroll along the cobblestone streets, walk across the Ponte Vecchio and sample some of the world’s best gelato! Before travelling south to Rome, enjoy the quintessential medieval Tuscan hill town of San Gimignano with panoramic views across Chianti region.
While in Rome, stay for six nights in a centrally located 4-star hotel five minutes walking distance from the Forum and Colosseum, where a guided tour will take you in the footsteps of Caesar. Spend a morning at the Vatican and tour the museum, stunning Sistine Chapel, and immense St. Peter’s Basilica. While in Rome, dine at authentic Italian trattorias, scour the city for the perfect cappuccino, listen to street buskers at the Spanish Steps, and shop along the Via Cavour.
Finally, no trip to Italy is complete without visiting the gorgeous Mediterranean coast. Experience “La Dolce Vita” at the gorgeous resort of Sorrento, the gateway to the Amalfi Coast and a picturesque cliffside town facing the breathtaking island of Capri. A guided tour of Pompeii will transport you back 2000 years to when the entire region was the summer playground of Roman nobles before being destroyed by Mt. Vesuvius, the volcano (now dormant!) you’ll have the chance to climb!
Buon Viaggio a Italia!
Program Fee Includes:
- Round-trip airfare from Toronto with Alitalia**
- All transfers via private coach
- Accommodation in a 4-star centrally located hotel in Florence (7 nights)
- Accommodation in a 4-star centrally located hotel in Rome (6 nights)
- Accommodation in a 4-star centrally located hotel in Sorrento (7 nights)
- Breakfast daily
- Dinner daily (except 2)
- Entrances and excursions, including guided historical walking tour of Florence & Accademia in Florence, guided walking tour with entrances to the Forum and Colosseum, guided tour of the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Cathedral, guided tour of Pompeii, hiking Mt. Vesuvius, visit San Gimignano, and much more!
- Program tuition
- Pre-departure briefing and material
- Taxes, tips, gratuities
*Price is based on airfares, land tariffs and currency exchange rates as of September 15, 2016 and a minimum of 40 students. Please note the possibility of increases in airfares, land costs, and taxes prior to departure. Any increase must be borne by the individual participant. Price is based on shared room occupancy.
**Flight schedule subject to change
***Students must have a valid passport with an expiry date over three months from the date of return to Canada. It is the responsibility of non-Canadian citizens to determine if a visa is required to Italy. When applying, ensure the name used is exactly as it appears on your passport or the airline will deny boarding. GHT is not responsible for incomplete or expired travel documents.
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Toronto, Ontario M4R 1K8