10 or 12 days
Venice, Florence, Assisi, Rome, extension to Sorrento region and Capri

Italy leaves no stone unturned—and no traveler underwhelmed. You’ll see where Venetian dukes once ruled at Doge’s Palace, stroll across the medieval Ponte Vecchio, and stand in the former epicenter of gladiatorial combat in the Colosseum. Renaissance artworks like Michelangelo’s statue of David and Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus bridge the Middle Ages with modern times, and reflect the flourish of enlightenment that occurred in Europe between the fourteenth and the sixteenth century.

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Venice

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Enjoy dinner in Venice

  • Day 3: Venice

    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
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Gondola ride

    Gondola ride

    Enjoy the ultimate Venetian experience—a gondola ride through the city's famed canals, passing by enchanting waterfront homes and under historic pedestrian bridges.  

  • Day 4: Venice • Florence

    Travel to 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

    Enjoy dinner in Florence

  • Day 5: Florence

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Pisa

    Pisa

    Journey to Pisa on this half-day excursion. Enjoy a guided tour of the city’s Field of Miracles, where you can snap a picture of the 12th-century Leaning Tower, aslant ever since the third floor was built. This is where Galileo was said to have developed his laws of gravity. Also, visit the adjacent cathedral and baptistery, which contain exquisite marble pulpits carved in the Gothic style by Nicola and Giovanni Pisano. 

  • Day 6: Florence

    Visit the Accademia

    Spend time exploring Florence on your own

  • Day 7: Florence • Assisi • Rome

    Travel via Assisi to Rome

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis

    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

    Spend time exploring Rome on your own

  • 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 10: Rome • Sorrento region

    Travel via Pompeii to the Sorrento Region

    Tour the Roman ruins of Pompeii with an expert local guide 

    Snap a photo of seaside Sorrento

  • Day 11: Sorrento region • Capri • Rome

    Travel via Capri to Rome

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Venice

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Enjoy dinner in Venice

  • Day 3: Venice

    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
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Gondola ride

    Gondola ride

    Enjoy the ultimate Venetian experience—a gondola ride through the city's famed canals, passing by enchanting waterfront homes and under historic pedestrian bridges.  

  • Day 4: Venice • Florence

    Travel to 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

    Enjoy dinner in Florence

  • Day 5: Florence

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Pisa

    Pisa

    Journey to Pisa on this half-day excursion. Enjoy a guided tour of the city’s Field of Miracles, where you can snap a picture of the 12th-century Leaning Tower, aslant ever since the third floor was built. This is where Galileo was said to have developed his laws of gravity. Also, visit the adjacent cathedral and baptistery, which contain exquisite marble pulpits carved in the Gothic style by Nicola and Giovanni Pisano. 

  • Day 6: Florence

    Visit the Accademia

    Spend time exploring Florence on your own

  • Day 7: Florence • Assisi • Rome

    Travel via Assisi to Rome

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis

    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

    Spend time exploring Rome on your own

  • 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

Add more days

  • Day 10: Rome • Sorrento region

    Travel via Pompeii to the Sorrento Region

    Tour the Roman ruins of Pompeii with an expert local guide 

    Snap a photo of seaside Sorrento

  • Day 11: Sorrento region • Capri • Rome

    Travel via Capri to Rome

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms, 10 with extension

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • 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.

  • Entrances

    Doge’s Palace, glass-blowing demonstration, Accademia, Sistine Chapel, St.Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum, Roman Forum; with extension: Pompeii Roman Ruins, Capri island cruise

  • 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 $50 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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