Summer 2015: Study Abroad in Italy!

Published: November 6, 2014
By: Mary Lenard

Join Assistant Professor Carey Watters on a group study abroad tour of Italy focusing on the study of ancient and Renaissance art and architecture in Florence, Venice, Rome, and Naples. You will be required to attend a combination of museums, archeological sites, and cultural activities. The second component of the course will focus on observational/plein air drawing of the Italian landscape. The cities you will visit represent some of the finest examples of art and architecture in the world. In Florence, you will be exposed to the foundation of Renaissance art and architecture and spend one day visiting the Venice Biennale, a major international art exhibition. While in Rome, tour ancient archeological sights, museums, and churches, as well as experience life as a Roman citizen. In Naples, explore the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

ART 391 & ART 122/322/422 :

The Art and Architecture of Italy (3 credits) &
Intro to Drawing, Intermediate, or Advanced Drawing (3 credits/Gen Ed)

Information Session:
November 12, 2014
1:30-2:30 pm
Greenquist 210 (Study Abroad Office)

Travel Itinerary, May 21-June 11, 2015
May 21: Thursday, depart from Chicago
May 22: Arrive in Rome, take train to Florence
May 23: Florence, Accademia Gallery, Bargello Museum
May 24: Florence, Brancacci Chapel, Palazzo Piti, Boboli Gardens and Museums
May 25: Florence, Palazzo Vecchio, museum and tower, Uffizzi
May 26: Venice, day trip to the Biennale
May 27: Siena, day trip, Piazza del Campo, Civic Museum, Duomo
May 28: Florence, Ponte Vecchio, Laurentia Library
May 29: train to Rome, check into hotel Trevi Fountain, Pantheon
May 30: Rome, Coloseum, Bocca della Verita,
May 31: Train to Tivoli, Hadrians Villa
June 1: Rome, Borghese gardens, picnic, and bike ride. Live like a Roman day!
June 2: Rome, Architectural walking tour
June 3: Rome, Trastevere food tour, and the Vatican
June 4: train to Naples, Capella Sansevero
June 5: Naples, Archeological Museum, Pompeii, and Herculaneum
June 6: Naples, underground Naples tour, Catacombe di San Gennaro
June 7: train to Paestum, buffalo Mozzarella farm
June 8: Naples, Pharmacy of the Incurabili, Castella D’Ovo, Santa Restituta
June 9: Amalfi Coast bus trip to Amalfi and Ravello
June 10: train to Rome,
June 11: Rome, fly home!


All costs are based on 10 students. (subject to change, based on the number of students and airfare prices)


$2800.00, plus 6-credit tuition. Airfare is not included! Approximately $1300/rt

Cost includes:
Travel medical insurance
Hotel/apartments in Florence, Rome, and Naples
Train travel
Museum entrance fees (Florence card, Rome Pass, Naples Pass)
Dinner meal, including gelato! (a limited breakfast is included in some accommodations)
Public transportation in each city
Cleaning fees and tips for apartment accommodations


Students are responsible for purchasing their own flight.
Approximately: $1300.00 round-trip from Chicago to Rome, Italy

Financial Aid is available!

And there is a Wisconsin Study Abroad grant available for students who qualify. Students can receive up to $1500.00 in grant money!

$200 deposit deadline: December 1st, 2014. Visit GRNQ 210 to sign up!


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