BBYO Passport: Italy Discovery

Italy

Overview

Travel along the Mediterranean Coast and explore the treasures of Italy in Milan, Rome, Venice, Florence and Verona. Hike in the Italian Alps, go rafting in the back-country of Slovenia, and explore the majesty of the Coliseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the Vatican.

Go back in time and explore the origins of our Western Civilization in the Italian cities of Rome, Florence, Venice, Pisa, Milan, Bologna and Verona. Experience the grandeur of the Roman Empire, learn about the world's first ghetto in Venice and discover the high art of Florence. Cover all the highlights, but also learn how to make gelato and pasta, raft down the Soca River in Slovenia, unleash your inner-warrior at a gladiator school and uncover Italy's fascinating Jewish history.

Italy Discovery is a two-week educational travel opportunity in Italy and Slovenia. In Italy, you'll cover all of the world-famous sites like the Colosseum, the Vatican, the leaning Tower of Pisa, the canals of Venice and Michelangelo?s David Sculpture. You'll also sample delicious food, enjoy Italian beaches, explore Milan fashions and discover Italy's many cultural treasures.

As a Jewish teen experience, Italy Discovery is also about retracing the 2000+ year history of continuous Jewish life in Italy. Find out what it meant to be Jewish during the Roman Empire, contemplate the enduring mystery embodied in the Arch of Titus and explore the world's original ghetto in Venice and what it stood for. Along the way, celebrate a Shabbat in Venice and in Rome and experience the unique Jewish customs that endure till this day.

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