Executive Education Holiday


7 Day Executive Education Holiday “STRATEGY” - Description & Calendar

Program Overview


Eternal City Education’s 7 day “STRATEGY” adult study program is designed for adults who wish to study in Rome. The focus of this program is business, politics, and economics. A chronologically set Itinerary led by one of Eternal City Education lecturers takes a group on a journey through the key episodes of roman history. During the course an outline of strategies employed by Rome and against Rome will be related directly to their 21st century parallels.

Our group size is no more than ten adults (SPACE IS LIMITED) so as to best facilitate an interaction between ECE professor and group as well as to create opportunities for people of like-minded interests to network. To avoid disappointment, SIGN UP now

In addition to each days lecture there are several additional ECE activities available to ECE participants. (See Itinerary below)

The 7 day "STRATEGY" program will include:

  • 7 (4hr Guided Lectures)
  • Day Trips to: Naples, Pompeii, Positano, & Florence
  • Wine Tasting
  • Gastronomic Tasting
  • Culinary Lessons
  • Liqueur Tasting
  • Evening Concert
  • Treasure Hunt

Best Price

The prices for this program are:
  • $2200 USD per person with accommodation
  • $1300 USD per person without accommodation
  • $3200 USD per couple with accommodation
  • $2200 USD per couple without accommodation

Includes: 7 nights Hotel Accommodation, Airport Pick up and Drop off, Museum and Archaeological entrance fees, Day Trip Transportation, Guided Lectures and Evening Activities.

Does not include: Air fare to and from Rome, Meals, Travel Insurance, Laundry Service etc.

  • Each program begins the 1st & 3rd Monday of May, June, July, August, September and October.
  • Participants may opt to fly in a day early or arrive by another mode of transportation continuing their vacation. If such is case please inform us so we can make the proper arrangements on your arrival
  • An outline will be distributed each day by the instructor at beginning of each days Guided Lecture. (This outline contains: the names and dates of key historic figures, summaries of historic events, Roman innovations, Roman strategies, and examples of contemporary parallels.)

Start Dates

2015 (May 11th & 25th, June 8th & 22nd, July 13th & 27th, August 10th & 24th, September 9th & 21st, October 12th & 26th)

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 - Monday

Morning Arrival.
  • Arrival times for flights vary but each is met with airport pick-up, transport to Hotel and a Brief Orientation with ECE City Map and itinerary (Complete with Hotel location, Restaurant, Cafe and Bar recommendations, Meeting points for the Groups Guided Lectures, ECE Contact information, and Emergency Numbers)
Time Activity
2pm - 6pm Lecture: Ancient Rome “From Troy to the end of the Republic”
6pm - 7pm Free Time
7pm - 9pm Optional: “Rome’s Best at Sunset”

Day 2 - Tuesday

Time Activity
2pm - 6pm Lecture: Ancient Rome “Empire”
6pm - 7pm Free Time
7pm - 9pm Optional: Evening Concerts

Day 3 - Wednesday

Time Activity
8am - 10am Bus to Naples
10am - 12pm Lecture: “Birth of Archeology” and Visit of Naples’s National Museum
12pm - 12:45pm Bus to Positano
12:45pm - 3pm Free Time
3pm - 4pm Bus to Pompeii
4pm - 7pm Lecture: “Commerce in the Ancient world” and Visit of Archeological site of Pompeii
7pm - 8pm Bus back to Rome
8pm - 9pm Optional: “Best of Italian Liqueurs"

Day 4 - Thursday

Time Activity
2pm - 6pm Lecture: “Christianization of the Roman Empire”
6pm - 7pm Free Time
7pm - 9pm Optional: "Best of Italian Wine Tasting"

Day 5 - Friday

Time Activity
8am - 10am Bus to Florence
10am - 12:30pm Lecture “Power and Patrimony” and Visit to Uffizi Gallery
12:30pm - 1:30pm Free Time in Florence
1:30pm - 4:30pm Lecture Continued and City Tour
4:30pm - 6pm Free time in Florence
6pm - 8pm Bus back to Rome
8pm - 9pm Optional:“Best of Italian Gastronomic Tasting”

Day 6 - Saturday

Time Activity
1pm - 5pm Lecture: “Verum Bonum Pulchrum” and Visit to the Vatican Museum & Saint Peter’s Basilica
5pm - 7pm Free Time
7pm - 9pm Optional: Culinary Lesson

Day 7 - Sunday

Time Activity
9am - 1pm Lecture: “The War of Art” and a Visit to the Borghese Gallery
1pm - 3pm Optional: Visit to the Sicily –Rome War Memorial Cemetery
3pm - 8pm Optional: Rome Treasure Hunt
9pm Optional: Farwell dinner party