- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: Italy
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: July, August
- Session Length: Two Weeks
- Entering Grade: 7th, 8th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
- Sub-Categories: Architecture, History, Art History
- Selective: No
- Ages: 12, 13, 14
- Minimum Cost: > $3,000
- Credit Awarded: No
For those middle school students looking for their first trip abroad without their parents, check out this taste of Italian culture on Ciao Italy! Begin your travels in Europe by visiting the Eternal City and step back in time to the days of ancient Rome while marveling at the Colosseum and exploring the Vatican City. Find out more!
Then it’s off to discover the picturesque seaside that Italy has kept hidden in the Cinque Terre. Marvel at the picture-perfect coast of the Italian Riviera, with its five pastel-painted fishing towns nestled into the cliffside. We’ll hike the trails, swim in the Mediterranean, and enjoy a quintessential Italian summer dream!
To cap off your Italian adventure, we’ll visit the Renaissance capital of the world, Florence. While tasting some of the best gelato and pizza, climb the Duomo for incredible views, and catch a postcard-perfect sunset over the city. For those who choose, they can spend a day wandering the charming canals of Venice. After ten days you will have truly experienced living la bella vita!
This program is perfectly paced for a younger age group. We have slowed down the itinerary to allow for a more relaxed experience to help younger teens adjust to the culture shock of being abroad. We only stay overnight in three cities (Rome, Cinque Terre, and Florence) to minimize the amount of time we pack up and go. This allows the teens to experience everything Italy has to offer without the stress!