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Eternal City Education - 14 Day Course

14 Day Course

"From the Renaissance to the Modern World"

Program Overview

Eternal City Education’s 14 day study abroad course program “From the Renaissance to the Modern World” is designed for students 14 to 16 years of age. Through a combination of immersion and experience based learning methods, students will learn about the dynamism of this extraordinary period. Students will be immersed in the artistic and scientific accomplishments of great renaissance figures such as Michelangelo Buonarotti and Leonardo Da Vinci and then be taken through the baroque and enlightenment eras and finally into the 20th century. With trips to 7 cities throughout Italy, students will also have supplementary Language, Art and Culinary lessons.     

This 14 day European study abroad course program will include:
  • Trips to 7 Cities
  • 10 Hours of Art and design classes
  • 10 Hours of Language
  • 2 Culinary Lessons
  • 35 Hours of On Site instruction
  • 2 Expert Lectures

Cities to be Visited

The beautiful Italian cities to be visited include:
  1. Rome (Base)
  2. Florence
  3. Milan
  4. Maranello
  5. Venice
  6. Tivoli
  7. Castel Gandolfo
  8. Anzio

Best Price

The price for this course program is:
Course Fee: $2900 USD

Includes: Instruction, Supervision (Chaperons), room and board, educational supplies and materials, travel expenses, museum and archaeological entrance fees and insurance.

  • All expenses included minus the flight to and from Rome.
  • Accreditation requirements vary based on the students home educational institution. Full curriculum, sample examinations, learning materials, learning methodology and program itinerary are available to institutions for their review and auto accreditation.

Calendar of 14 day course program: Curriculum, Content and Dates

Each course program begins the third Monday of June, July and August.

The Monday and Tuesday prior to the programs start are set aside for receiving students and providing them with flexibility in booking flights. The two day window will also help students as they adjust to time differences. Pickup of students to and from airport is included in program fee.

Daily Itinerary

Time Activity
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am - 10:30am Language Class
10:45am - 12:15pm Art Class
12:15pm - 1:45pm Lunch
1:45pm - 2:15pm Daily Quiz
2:15pm - 4:45pm Daily Lecture (lecture times vary based on subject matter)
4:30pm - 7:00pm Free Time
7:00pm Dinner

Travel day itineraries (see calendar)

Start Dates

2016 June 20, July 18, August 15

2017 June 19, July 17, August 21


  1. Arrival Day and Campus Orientation:
    • Safety and Rules.
    • Room assignment
    • Campus tour
  2. Lecture - The Renaissance : The Beginning
    • The Cancellaria
    • Via Julia
    • Palazzo Farnese
    • The Patrons Office
  3. Travel Day - Lecture : Renaissance art: Florence and the greatness of the 1400’s
  4. Time Activity
    8am-10amBus to Florence Daily Quiz on Bus
    10am-12:30pmLecture and Visit to Uffizi
    1:30pm-4:30pmLecture Cont. and City Tour
    4:30pm-6pmChaperoned free time in city
    6pm-8pmBus back to Campus

  5. Lecture : Michelangelo: Sculpture and the Sistine Chapel
    • Vatican Museums
    • St. Peters Basilica
  6. Travel Day - Lecture : Galileo and Giordano Bruno : The problem of Black Magic and the gift of Modern Science
  7. Time Activity
    8am-8:45amBus to Castel Gandolfo
    9am-10amDaily Quiz and Pass Vatican Security
    10am-11:30amPapal Audience
    11:30am-12:30pmLecture & Visit of Vatican Observatory
    12:30pm-6pmLunch & Free day at beach of Lake Albano
    6pm-6:45pmBus back to Campus

  8. Lecture - The beauty of the Baroque : Bernini, Caravaggio and the 17th century.
    • Borghese Gallery
    • Piazza Navona
    • Piazza Barberini
    • San Luigi Dei Francesi
  9. Lecture: Modern Rome, the Modern World and the formation of the Italian Republic
    • The monument of Vittorio Emanuele II
  10. Travel Day – Lecture: Rome and Ancient Poets
  11. Time Activity
    9am-9:30amDaily Qwiz
    9:30am-10:15amBus to Tivoli
    10:15am-12:30pmLecture and Visit to Hadrian's Villa
    1:30pm-1:45pmBus to Villa d'Este
    1:45pm-3pmLecture and Visit of Villa
    3pm-6pmFree Time at the Villa
    6pm-7pmBus back to campus

  12. Lecture: The beginning of Modern Art
    • Museum of Modern Art
    • Napoleon Museum
  13. Travel day - Lecture ”From De Vinci to Ferrari: What is design?”
  14. Time Activity
    7am-11amBreakfast on Bus to Maranello
    11am-12pmLecture and Visit to Ferrari Factory
    12pm-2pmLunch on Bus to Milan
    2pm-3pmLecture and Visit to Top Fashion House
    3pm-4:30pmVisit to Cathedral and The Last Supper
    4:30pm-9pmBus to Venice
    9pmCheck it at Hostel, Dinner and Night tour of Venice
    11:30pmLights out

  15. Travel Day - Lecture: The wealth and genius of Venice
  16. Time Activity
    9am-12pmLecture and Visit of Doges Palace
    12pm-1:30pmLunch on Saint Mark's Square
    1:30pm-4pmFree Time
    4pm-9pmBus back to Campus

  17. Travel day - Lecture: Reflections on Hero’s and Sacrifice: The 2nd World War. Architecture and the New Europe
  18. Time Activity
    8am-9amBus to Anzio and Daily Quiz
    9am-11amLecture and Visit to the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial
    11am-12pmBus to Anzio WWII Museum
    12pm-12:15pmWalk down to beach
    12:15pm-6:30pmPizza Lunch and free time at beach
    6:30pm-7:15pmBus back to Campus

  19. Exams and Closing Speeches from lecturers and Award Ceremony and Graduation Party Donors, Parents teachers.
  20. Departure Day
    • Campus Pick-Up
    • Airport Drop-Off at departure gate

  • All Latin and Italian material for exercises and tests to be given during the above lectures
  • Language and art hours can be exchanged for those seeking greater emphasis on language or art.
  • Each program is followed by the allowance of two days for departure. Students drop off and escort to terminal and gate of departure are included in cost of program as with student pickup.