Exec Education Holiday


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

Program Overview


Eternal City Education’s 7 day “DESIGN” Adult Study Course Program is for adults who wish to focus on Art, Engineering, and Technology in ancient, renaissance and baroque Rome. A chronologically set itinerary led by one of Eternal City Education lecturers takes a group on a journey through the key episodes of these periods. 

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 "DESIGN" program will include:

  • 7 (4hr Guided Lectures)
  • Day Trips to: Assisi, Orvieto, Florence & Tivoli
  • 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, ECE Map, 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.

Itinerary of 7 day "DESIGN" program - Lectures and Sites

  • Each program begins the 2nd & 4th 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 for your arrival
  • An outline will be distributed each day by the instructor at beginning of each days Guided Lecture.

Start Dates

2015 (May 11th & 25th, June 8th & 22rd, July 13th & 27th, August 10th & 24th, September 14th & 28th, 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
6pm - 7pm Free Time
7pm - 9pm Optional: “Rome’s Best at Sunset”

Day 2 - Tuesday

Time Activity
2pm - 6pm Lecture: Ancient Rome “Christianization of the Roman Empire”
6pm - 7pm Free Time
7pm - 9pm Optional: Culinary Lesson

Day 3 - Wednesday

Time Activity
8am - 10:30am Bus to Orvieto
10:30am - 12:30pm Lecture: “Form and Function in the Medieval World” and Visit of Orvieto
12:30pm - 1:15pm Free Time
1:15pm - 2:15pm Bus to Assisi
2:15pm - 6:30pm Lecture: Continued and Visit of Assisi
6:30pm - 8pm Bus back to Rome
8pm - 9pm Optional:“Best of Italian Liqueur Tasting”

Day 4 - Thursday

Time Activity
8am - 10am Bus to Florence
10am - 12:30pm Lecture “Constraint and Creativity” and Visit to Uffizi Gallery
12:30pm - 1pm 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 5 - Friday

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: Evening Concerts

Day 6 - Saturday

Time Activity
9:30am - 10:15am Bus to Tivoli
10:15am - 12:30pm Lecture: ”Environment and Inspiration” and Visit to Hadrian’s Villa
12:30pm - 1pm Lunch
1:30pm - 1:45pm Bus to Villa d'Este
1:45pm - 3pm Lecture: Continued and Visit of Villa d’Este
3pm - 6pm Free Time at the Villa
6pm - 7pm Bus back to Rome
8pm - 9pm Optional:“Best of Italian Wine Tasting”

Day 7 - Sunday

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