GRADE 11 & 12
Italia! The land of art, philosophy, architecture, fabulous food, and fashion. Italy boasts having the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world and has often been described as one big living museum.
Siena, Italy’s best-preserved medieval city, is home to one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in all of Europe, the Duomo di Siena. The city’s red brick buildings envelop the fan-shaped historic square in the city centre, Piazza del Campo. A visit to Siena in the summer would be incomplete without viewing the Palio, a thrilling, centuries-old horse race between competing civic wards held annually in the Piazza del Campo and throughout the city.
To the Tuscan north is Florence, surrounded by vineyard-covered hills and valleys. In the birthplace of the Renaissance, visitors slowly stroll the banks of the Arno River, take in the vistas from Piazzale Michelangelo, and enjoy some delicious gelato. A day excursion to Venice lends the opportunity to stroll Piazza San Marco and the cobblestone alleyways, canals and bridges of this famous city.
Hop on a ferry ride to Sardinia and relax on the island’s expansive beaches, which have sand so soft that local authorities have had to ban tourists from taking it with them! Enjoy the peace and take the opportunity to study and rest, or venture out on an optional excursion to the impressive stalactite cave of Neptune’s Grotto.
Next, we head to the Sorrentine Peninsula on the southern coast of Italy. The beautiful coast offers everything from beautiful landscapes, views of the Gulf of Naples, to colourful, eye-catching homes and villas. From here, take an included day trip to the Ancient Roman City, Pompeii. This UNESCO archaeological site was destroyed by Vesuvius volcanic destruction in 79AD. Today, Pompeii remains one of the most captivating ancient monuments in all of Italy.
No program in Italy could possibly end without seeing the Eternal City of Rome. Explore the majesty of the Roman Empire at the celebrated Colosseum and the Forum, and visit Vatican City to view its museums and the glorious Sistine Chapel.
Italy is also home to some of the best shopping on earth, so be sure to leave room in your suitcase for all the treasures you’ll acquire in this storied country.
Age group: 15-19
June 29 – July 25, 2023*
Siena > 5 days
Florence > 4 days
Sardinia > 4 days
Overnight Ferry > 1 day
Sorrentine Peninsula > 3 days
Rome > 8 days
*All dates are subject to change.
Optional Excursions are outings or activities that take place while in location. These are not included in the program fee. These excursions are subject to availability and may vary. Optional excursions will become available in the spring of 2023.
Visual Arts: Photography (AWQ3M)
Classical Civilization (LVV4U)
Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
Visual Arts: Photography (AWQ4M)
Interdisciplinary Studies: Film (IDC4U)
***Students may select one course per program.
Siena: Palace Hotel Due Ponti
Florence: Donatello Hotel
Sardinia: Hotel Castello
Sorentine Peninsula: Bleu Village
Rome: Basilica Hotel
|Tuition & Supervision||$3,640.00|
|Travel Services (Flights, Accommodation, Meals, Activities)||$3,355.00|
|Taxes & Fees||$900.00|
|Cancellation Protection (Optional)||$545.00|
Airline taxes, local taxes and fees are approximate and subject to change. Program fees do not include registration fee of $195.00.
- In location travel medical insurance, including coverage for COVID-19 emergency medical and quarantine expenses, for residents of Canada
- Round-trip group airfare from Toronto
- Transportation between cities
- Approximate airline departure taxes, local taxes and fees
- Group airport transfers at location
- Breakfast and dinner daily
- City or town orientation tours
- Designated outings and activities
- Use of free internet, where available
- Farewell banquet
- Pre-departure briefing and materials
- Registration fee of $195
- Cancellation protection
- Travel visas where applicable
- Textbooks, novels and/or course packs where applicable
- Lunch, except where indicated
- Optional excursions