Summer Trip to Southern Italy – June 2020

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The Modern and Classical Languages Department is sponsoring a Summer Trip to Southern Italy in June of 2020

This educational trip will provide travelers with a cultural, artistic and linguistic immersion while traveling through Sicily with overnight stays in the cities of  Palermo, Agrigento, and Taormina. In the port city of Palermo, we will enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour. This city, the capital of the region of Sicily, has been controlled throughout history by numerous rulers, including the Romans, the Saracens and the Normans, whose heritage can be seen throughout its historical buildings. In addition, we will be visiting Monreale, a Sicilian town south of Palermo for sightseeing with a visit to the cathedral with its mix of Norman, Byzantine, and Arab architecture. Other highlighted sites will include  Selinunte, Cefalù, and Erice before the tour continues eastward to Piazza Armerina and the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Our Sicilian Adventure will end in the city of Taormina with a guided visit to the Greek Amphitheater and Mount Etna.  

We will leave Sicily on an overnight ferry from Catania to Salerno.  From Salerno, we will continue on to visit the Herculaneum ruins and then onto Sorrento for two overnights. Day two in Sorrento will take us to the island of Capri and a possible visit to the Blue Grotto.   Then, our trip will continue to Rome where, in addition to visiting the Colosseum and Forum, we will include a day visit to Vatican City, and the Wednesday Papal audience.

Depart from Rome or decide to stay on your own for further exploration.  

Click on the attached brochure for more information. The deadline for early registration has been extended.

If you have questions, please contact:
Sra. Evelyn Vargas: evargas@stfrancishs.org

Signora RM Bertini: rbertini@stfrancishs.org,