Day 1 :
Depart from United States
- Enjoy your overnight flight to Italy:
Day 2 :
Welcome to Italy!
- Arrive in Venice:
Begin your Italian adventure by taking a walk through this city of canals.
Day 3 :
- Explore Venice with a Local Guide:
Discover the real beauty of Venice as a local guide brings you to St. Mark's, the Grand Canal, the Doge's Palace with its Gothic facades of white Italian stone and pink Verona marble, and the Bridge of Sighs.
- LEAP Great Renaissance Debate:
- Continue to Florence:
LEAP Activity | Great Renaissance Debate
Greet six renaissance giants including Giotto, Galileo, and Isabella d’Este, and debate who made the greatest impact on civilization.
Day 4 :
- Visit Florence with a Local Guide:
Join a local guide for a tour of the Duomo, Ghiberti's Baptistry doors, and the Church of Santa Croce. A visit is included to the Accademia to view Michelangelo's David.
- LEAP Cucina Fiorentina:
LEAP Activity | Cucina Fiorentina
Cook up a three-course traditional meal with a local chef using fresh local produce. Get a taste of Tuscan life and zesty flavors! Mangia!
Day 5 :
- Explore Assisi:
Travel through Tuscany to explore Assisi. Visit the beautiful Basilica of St. Francis and study Giotto's 28 stunning frescoes that depict the saint's life.
- Continue to Rome:
Discover the Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps, and the Trevi Fountain, still fed by water from a first-century Roman aqueduct.
- LEAP Patron of the Renaissance:
LEAP Activity | Patron of the Renaissance
Imagine you’re a Medici. Suppose you’re a Sforza. Use this innovative activity to explore the motives of the patrons of the Renaissance.
Day 6 :
- See Vatican City with a Local Guide:
Discover the artistic legacy of Catholicism at the Vatican. Marvel at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel before moving up the broad steps of the world's largest Christian church, St. Peter's Basilica.
- Discover Rome:
This afternoon, recapture the past of the "Eternal City" with a local guide at the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.
Day 7 :
- Add On: Pompeii:
Step back 2000 years into history with a visit to Pompeii, a Roman town buried by the catastrophic volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Buildings and bodies remain frozen in time and you could spend hours, if not days, exploring the site.
Day 8 :
Return Home OR Extend Your Stay
- Depart from Italy:
Board your flight home or extend your stay and add extra days in Rome.
Extend your stay | Extra days in Rome
Extend your visit to Italy by adding extra days to explore the Eternal City. Travel to Rome to explore and learn about the city’s rich history.