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Each Veritas program includes several excursions designed to help students gain a more in-depth cultural and historical understanding of the host country and region. Excursions are included in the program cost and cover ground transportation, entrance fees, and guided tours. Accommodations and breakfast are included on all overnight excursions. Some excursions may not be available for all terms. Optional excursions may be provided at an extra cost.
FLORENCE & THE CHIANTI REGION
HILLTOWNS OF CENTRAL ITALY
SORRENTO, CAPRI & POMPEII
In Sorrento, students will enjoy the dramatic views of Mt. Vesuvius against the magnificent blue Mediterranean. This coastal town - famous for their lemon digestive, limoncello - has attracted poets, song writers, and travelers since the 16th century. Students find Sorrento to be the perfect lodging choice for the weekend in the Bay of Naples.
Next, take a ferry to Capri and enjoy the azure waters, stunning cliffs and luscious flora of this Mediterranean gem. Once on the island, students can tour the famous Blue Grotto, Monte Solaro and the quaint village of Anacapri, or spend the day exploring the archeological excavations of the ancient Roman villa of Tiberius and the gardens of Ottaviano Augusto.
Students complete the weekend excursion with a visit to the ancient city of Pompeii. They will experience traditional Pompeian life, meticulously preserved by the cataclysmic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. In its day, Pompeii was a popular agricultural and vacation center for the Roman elite. Visit spectacular features of Pompeii such as the Roman arena, amphitheater and baths.