Italy Tour: Bottom to Top – Art, Culture & Experience
- Walking tour of Milan
- See Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper
- View of the city from Duomo rooftop terrace
- Day trip to Lake Como region
- Visit the Tempio Volitano
- Visit Villa Balbianell
- Explore Corso Buenos Aires
- Vaporetti ride in Venice
- Visit St Mark’s Basilica
- Explore Murano Island
- Photo-op at Leaning Tower of Pisa
- Visit the Museo Galileo
- Walk along the Lugarno and over the Ponte Vecchio Bridge
- Explore Pompeii
- Visit the Coliseum
- Visit St Peter’s cathedral
From ancient ruins to modern marvels, from ancient history to modern art, you will fall in love with – if not in – Italy.
Feel the weight of thousands of years of history below every cobblestone footstep. Delight your taste buds with authentic Italian cuisine and your earbuds with the rich, animated tones of the musical language. Explore the country from top to bottom, taking a canal through Venice and learning how to blow glass, participate in an authentic Italian cooking class (because who doesn’t love pizza & pasta) and learn about the old Roman Empire’s history centered in Rome & Italy.
Student trip itineraries are completely customizable for your group, desires, and needs.
Day 1 - Depart for Italy
Fly overnight to Milan, Italy
Day 2 - Milan
Walking tour of Milan: see Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper before visiting the Duomo, where we will enjoy the view of the city from the rooftop terrace and have dinner as a group.
Day 3 - Lake Como
Visit Tempio Volitano, the museum dedicated to the inventor of the electric battery, Alessandro Volta and visit Villa Balbianello, featured in James Bond film “Casino Royale”. Our afternoon is spent back in Milan visiting Corso Buenos Aires. An evening of live performance is next (concert, play or opera).
Days 4 - 5 - Venice
Tour the city from Vaporetti (local water ferry). Visit St Mark’s Basilica – nicknamed the Church of Gold – and tour a local palace. Take a Vaporetto to Murano Island. See glass pieces being made and get some presents for our friends and family back home.
Day 6 - Pisa
Explore Pisa: eat authentic Italian food and visit the famous leaning tower. The leaning tower of Pisa was constructed in 1173 and began leaning due to instability of the soil underneath. Eat dinner as a group before heading to Florence.
Day 7 - Florence
Visit the Museo Galileo. Discover the essence of Florence by walking along the Lugarno and over to the Ponte Vecchio Bridge. Stop at the Duomo as well! In the evening explore the amazing outdoor markets.
Day 8 - Pompeii
Explore the well preserved town of Pompeii which was covered after a volcanic eruption from Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Learn about the archaeologist excavation history. Spend the rest of your day exploring in this old city.
Day 9 - Rome
Get ready to be impressed by the sophistication and beauty of Roma. Visit the Coliseum -an enduring symbol of the Eternal City – and enjoy some of the most amazing grub in Italy. Visit St Peter’s cathedral on the grounds of the Vatican too!
Day 10 - Homeward Bound
Wake up, eat breakfast and say goodbye to Rome as you head to the airport. Return home.
AirfareRoundtrip group airfare to/from Italy
BusPrivate coach bus for duration of tour, equipped with A/C, T.V & DVD players, on-board washroom
HotelCentrally located, student friendly, 3 * minimum, acclaimed hotels
Daily breakfasts and dinners included in tour. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants serving authentic cuisine sufficient for teenage appetites
Northern Italians tend to have last names which end in “i”, while southerners more often have names that end in “o.”
Places You’ll Visit
Santa Maria delle Grazie
Home to the The Last Supper painting.
Explore the amazing outdoor markets!
The neoclassic building houses a museum dedicated to the inventor of the electric battery, Alessandro Volta, and exhibits some of his original work.
Amazing villa on the lake, featured in the James Bond film “Casino Royale”.
Corso Buenos Aires
Explore the fun neighborhood.
St Mark’s Basilic
Nicknamed the Church of Gold.
Glass blowing shops line the streets.
Pass by the world famous Gondoliers.
Leaning Tower of Pisa
A must visit photo op.
Freshen up your science knowledge.
Town was covered after a volcanic eruption from Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.
An enduring symbol of the Eternal City.
Remains part of the modern city of Roma.
St. Peter's Basilica
Explore the Vatican, an independent country within Italy.