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Art in Italy: Faculty-Led Study Abroad Experience

This group study abroad tour of Italy will focus on the study of ancient and Renaissance art and architecture in Florence, Rome, and Naples. Students will be required to attend a combination of museums, archeological sites, and cultural activities led by Professor Carey Watters. The second component of the course will focus on observational/plein air drawing of the Italian landscape. The cities that are visited represent some of the finest examples of art and architecture in the world. In Florence, students will be exposed to the foundation of Renaissance art and architecture. While in Rome, students will tour ancient archeological sights, museums, and churches, as well as experience life as a Roman citizen. In Naples, participants will explore the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.


ART 391  |  The Art and Architecture of Italy
ART 122/322/422  |  Drawing


Florence  |  May 17-23
Venice  |  May 23-27
Naples  |  May 27-June 3
Rome  |  June 3-5

May 16: (Thursday) Fly out of Chicago

May 17: (Friday)  Rome and train to Florence

May 18: (Saturday) Florence

May 19: (Sunday) Florence (Palaxxo Vecchio, Uffizi, La Specola, Boboli Gardens

May 20: (Monday) Florence (Museo di San Marco,

May 21: (Tuesday) Florence

May 22: (Wednesday) Florence

May 23: (Thursday) Train to Venice

May 24: (Friday) Venice, Biennale

May 25: (Saturday) Free day Vicenza

May 26: (Sunday) Venice, Arsenale

May 27: (Monday) train to Naples

May 28: (Tuesday)  Naples

May 29: (Wednesday) Naples

May 30: (Thursday) Naples

May 31: (Friday) Naples

June 1: (Saturday) Naples

June 2: (Sunday) Naples

June 3: (Monday) train to Rome

June 4: (Tuesday) Rome

June 5: (Wednesday) Fly out of Rome



$4,500  Cost includes:

  • Airfare, Chicago to Rome, Italy
  • Accommodations in Florence, Rome, and Naples
  • Train travel and public transportation
  • Museum entrance fees (Florence card, Rome Pass, Naples Pass)
  • Breakfast and some dinner meals, including gelato!
  • A food tour!

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!  

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