10 days
Venice region, Bologna, Florence, Rome
Developed in Italy, the Reggio Emilia approach to preschool and primary education has inspired countless teachers around the world. Learn more about its international influences when you visit the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre, named for the philosophy’s creator. You’ll also connect with other passionate students and teachers during visits to local schools, and gain insight into how educational practices have changed over time when you visit the oldest university in the world. 
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Venice region

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Enjoy dinner in Venice

  • Day 3: Venice region

    Learn about glass-blowing in a local craftsman's shop

    Visit the Doge's Palace

    Take a guided tour of Venice

    With your local expert guide you will see:

    • St. Mark's Square
    • St. Mark's Campanile
    • Grand Canal

    Visit a local primary school and learn about the Italian school system

  • Day 4: Venice region • Bologna

    Travel to Bologna

    Tour Bologna with an expert local guide

    Attend a lecture on Italian education practices

    Enjoy dinner in Bologna

  • Day 5: Bologna • Florence

    Travel to Florence

    Visit the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre

    Enjoy dinner in Florence

  • Day 6: Florence

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Basilica of Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise

    Meet with a local Italian teacher

  • Day 7: Florence • Rome

    Spend the morning exploring Florence on your own

    Travel to Rome

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps

    Enjoy dinner in Rome

  • Day 8: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum

    Visit a local school and learn about the Italian education system

  • Day 9: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica

    Spend time exploring Rome on your own

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Venice region

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Enjoy dinner in Venice

  • Day 3: Venice region

    Learn about glass-blowing in a local craftsman's shop

    Visit the Doge's Palace

    Take a guided tour of Venice

    With your local expert guide you will see:

    • St. Mark's Square
    • St. Mark's Campanile
    • Grand Canal

    Visit a local primary school and learn about the Italian school system

  • Day 4: Venice region • Bologna

    Travel to Bologna

    Tour Bologna with an expert local guide

    Attend a lecture on Italian education practices

    Enjoy dinner in Bologna

  • Day 5: Bologna • Florence

    Travel to Florence

    Visit the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre

    Enjoy dinner in Florence

  • Day 6: Florence

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Basilica of Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise

    Meet with a local Italian teacher

  • Day 7: Florence • Rome

    Spend the morning exploring Florence on your own

    Travel to Rome

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps

    Enjoy dinner in Rome

  • Day 8: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum

    Visit a local school and learn about the Italian education system

  • Day 9: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica

    Spend time exploring Rome on your own

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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Early & Elementary Education in Italy
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INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE

My tour director was phenomenal at her job and made this experience so much better than I had even dreamed! I would definitely sign up again! ...
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San Antonio, TX / Posted on June 03, 2018

What's Included

  • Round-trip airfare and transportation

    Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Accommodations

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your program. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • End-to-end Support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • Curriculum Integration

    Your academic vision remains present wherever you travel. Tell us your ideal study abroad experience, and we'll help connect your curriculum to EF's extensive connections abroad.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your expert Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $15 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible Payment Options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.

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