Summer Art and Photography in Rome Excursions

Ciao a tutti,

We are excited to fill you in on the upcoming culture rich excursions you will participate in the near future! You will all be meeting the CISabroad Rome Site Director, Romina Marchionne, when you arrive on site. During your first few days on site, you will be taken out for a delicious welcome dinner with all other students in the program to kick off your time in Italy!Florence Welcome Dinner

Romina, born and raised in Rome, will make sure you get to know Rome more intimately by visiting places where Romans go!

Among the local excursions are tours of Roman Castles, and a trip for  the “Best Gelato Experience” and “Best Espresso” in Rome.

Some previous excursions on this program have included:

Castel Gandolfo 

Castel Gandolfo, considered one of Italy’s most scenic towns, is a small city overlooking Lake Albano.  The city is home to the Summer Palace of the Pope and beautiful views.  On this day trip to Castel Gandolfo you will enjoy activities by the lake, touring the city, and a traditional Italian lunch!  (Past students, said it was the best lunch they had eaten in Italy!)


Trip to Ostia Antica 

Ostia Antica is an archaeological site that originally was the main harbor city of Ancient Rome.  On this trip you will take a tour of the ruins, learning about the daily lives of people, and how the unique location helped Ostia thrive for as long as it did.  It’s within close proximity of Rome and many students return after the trip.


Trip to Villa Adriana 

The Villa Adriana is truly a masterpiece.  It’s an archaeological site located near Rome in Tivoli and is an amazing complex of buldings created by the Roman emperor Hadrian.  It combines the best elements of the architectural heritage of Egypt, Greece and Rome in the form of an ideal city.  On this trip,  you will tour the villa discovering the powerful nature of Hadiran.


Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region and birthplace of the Renaissance, is home to masterpieces of art and architecture. One of its most iconic sites is the Florence Cathedral, known as the Duomo, with its terra-cotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and bell tower designed by Giotto. The Galleria dell’Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David,” while the Uffizi Gallery exhibits preeminent works such as Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation.”

Florence cathedral,Tuscany, Italy