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Discover Italy: Rome to Milan

Program Highlights
1. Meet with a former member of the Swiss Guard in Vatican City
2. Join local students for a peer-led tour of Florence, Italy
3. Live like a local during a homestay in Tuscany, Italy
4. Participate in local team-building outdoor activities in Veneto, Italy
5. Attend a soccer game in Milan, Italy
Duration

10 days

Availability

Open Enrollment for Students in Grades 6-12

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Program Details

Day to Day

USA

Taking Off

Day 1

Let the excitement build as you board your overnight flight to Rome, Italy.

Rome, Italy

Ciao Roma

Day 2

Welcome to Rome, be ready to travel back to one of the most significant chapters in the history of human civilization. See the iconic sights, like the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, and Trevi Fountain. On your tour of the ancient Colosseum and Roman Forum—both UNESCO World Heritage Sites—feel the ancient buzz of daily life that unfolded here for gladiators, spectators, merchants, politicians, and more. And of course, your day in Rome wouldn’t be complete without a taste of the local favorite treat: gelato.

Vatican City

Inside Vatican City

Day 3

Discover Vatican City, the center of the Catholic Church and the world’s smallest country. On your once-in-a-lifetime tour led by a professional guide, visit the Vatican Museums, see the spectacular frescos of the Sistine Chapel, and walk through St. Peter’s Basilica. You’ll even have an exclusive opportunity to meet with a former member of the Swiss Guard, hearing his tales of guarding the Pope, getting more behind-the-scenes insight into the Pope’s home, and learning what it takes to join one of the oldest military units in the world.

Florence, Italy

Renaissance Journey

Day 4

Continue on to Florence. This city was the birthplace of the Renaissance and remains a living museum of art, architecture, and history. With the help of an expert guide, visit the Accademia Gallery, where you can see Michelangelo’s famous statue David among the impressive collection of Renaissance art. Meet local Italian students for a peer-to-peer guided walk through the city. See the towering Duomo and the bronze doors to the Baptistery, fittingly known as the Gate to Paradise.

Tuscany, Italy

Italian Homestay

Day 4-6

Be immersed in the traditional Italian way of life for the next two days with your homestay family. Your homestay family is carefully selected, based on matching you with peers your own age and with activities designed to provide you with the most authentic experience possible. Eat regional foods, meet local students, and see the real Italy during this unique People to People moment.

Venice (European Odyssey)
Venice, Italy

Canals of Venice

Day 7

Your journey continues in Venice, once a strong naval power and one of the most important cities on the world stage. On a guided tour, learn what made Venice so significant and see all the key sights, including the Basilica San Marco and the Bridge of Sighs. After taking some time to shop for a souvenir or two (top-quality glassware is a Venetian specialty), you’ll embark on the classic Venice experience: a gondola ride on the legendary canals.

Venice, Italy

Outdoor Adventures

Day 8

Today involves indoor and outdoor local challenges, adventure-learning, and teamwork. Take part in adrenaline-fueled activities like white water rafting or a ropes course with a mix of trekking, climbing, and jumping techniques for all abilities.

Milan, Italy

The Best View

Day 9

Travel to the capital city of Milan, known for its high fashion and sophistication.  See the city from a rooftop tour of the city’s breathtaking cathedral, and learn about its storied history. Then discover the art and history on display at some of the city’s most celebrated museums and galleries, and enjoy time for shopping. Tonight, you’ll have the opportunity to attend a soccer game to see first-hand how much Italians love their futball.

Milan, Italy

Departure Day

Day 10

As your journey ends, head to the Milan airport to board your flight home.