UC Davis Summer Abroad
Rome—Art, Culture, History in the Eternal City
Arrive Date: June 20, 2017 End Date: July 17, 2017
The classroom, in this hands-on experience, will be Rome, the Eternal City, and nearby archaeological and historical sites where we will study art, culture, and the Roman institutions that have shaped European culture and the world. We will explore landmarks like the Colosseum, the Vatican, the Pantheon, and Roman catacombs. Finally, we will travel to the tombs of the ancient Etruscans in the picturesque medieval town of Tarquinia; the old Roman port of Ostia Antica; the ancient Monastery of Montecassino; and the famous ruins of Pompeii. Our program will spend two nights in Sorrento on the majestic Amalfi coast and conclude at the enchanting Renaissance Villa d’Este with its incredible waterworks. Taught in English. No prerequisites
Instructor: Jay Grossi
Max Enrollment: 25
Program Coordinator: Erin Schlemmer
Italian (ITA) 107S. Survey of Italian Culture and Institutions (4 units)
Italian (ITA) 198. Directed Group Study (4 units, P/NP)
- Explore Rome's ancient history through its great Roman ruins, its Early Christian, Renaissance and Baroque churches, and its extraordinary museums.
- Experience a treasure chest of art, the living tableau of human history, the culinary delights, and the natural wonders of Italy this summer!
- Visit Roman, Etruscan, and Greek ruins and discover why Rome is considered an outdoor museum.
- Spend two nights in Sorrento on the majestic Amalfi coast.