Rome—Art, Culture, History in the Eternal City
- Excursions and Day Trips
- Study Abroad Advisory of Student Risk
- About Italy
- Weather and Climate
- Research Your Destination
While in Rome, you will be staying near the city center. You will be staying at a hotel in Sorrento while on the Amalfi Coast
UC Davis reserves the right to change the accommodation location. Should this be necessary, we will arrange comparable lodging. Please note that elevators, air conditioners and other modern conveniences may not be available in all locations.
During your stay in Rome, several meals will be provided. There are many cafes, pizza places, and grocery stores nearby.
For a syllabus/activities schedule, please visit the Academics section for this program.
Three day, two-night excursion to the excavations of Pompeii and the town of Sorrento along the gulf of Naples.
Some of the possible field trips and activities in and near Rome include:
- Circus Maximus
- Roman Forum
- Piazza Navona
- Spanish Steps
- Trevi Fountain
- Etruscan necropolis in Tarquinia (one hour outside Rome)
- San Clemente and San Giovanni in Laterano
- Catacombs of San Sebastiano
- St. Peter’s and Michelangelo’s cupola, Vatican Museums, and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel (The Vatican City)
- Villa Borghese and the Galleria Borghese
- Chiesa di Sant’Ignazio, Chiesa del Gesù, and other very important Baroque churches
- Isola Tiberina, the Jewish Ghetto, Trastevere, and Janiculum Hill
- Ostia Antica
Participation in this UC Davis Study Abroad program requires travel to and extended living in a foreign location(s) abroad. UC Davis Study Abroad endeavors to reduce and mitigate risk wherever possible. However, the environments and risks associated with living in these locations are substantially different than those found during a regular course of study at UC Davis. All participants must download and review the following information prior to departure. Any questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator.
"No other city comes close. It may no longer be caput mundi (capital of the world), but Rome is an epic, bubbling-over metropolis harbouring lost empires. One visit and you’ll be hooked.
Rome has a glorious monumentality that it wears without reverence. Its architectural heirlooms are buzzed around by car and Vespa as if they were no more than traffic islands." Lonely Planet - Rome
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Language Spoken: Italian
The weather in Rome during the summer is warm to hot and humid with occasional rain. Be prepared, and remember you will have no air conditioning. The average daily high/low temperature in June and July is 83/65.