UC Davis Summer Abroad


Status: Closed for 2017

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Rome—Art, Culture, History in the Eternal City

Rome, Italy

Arrive Date: June 20, 2017   End Date: July 17, 2017

Program Overview

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

InstructorJay Grossi

Max Enrollment: 25

Program CoordinatorErin Schlemmer


Italian (ITA) 107SSurvey of Italian Culture and Institutions (4 units)

Italian (ITA) 198Directed Group Study (4 units, P/NP)

Program Highlights
  • 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.