Experience Italy like never before in the company of Drs. Madison & Debra Sowell
Dr. Madison U. Sowell and Dr. Debra H. Sowell have more than 60 years of combined experience as teachers, scholars and researchers — specializing in Italian culture and performing arts, respectively. They have a great love and extensive knowledge of European art, literature, and culture and have directed more than a dozen study abroad programs in Europe.
On Day 1, arrive in Milan, a city famous for its cuisine, opera, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, and da Vinci’s Last Supper fresco. Stay three nights in four-star accommodations and enjoy the art and culture this magnificent city has to offer.
On Day 3, enjoy a daytrip to the breathtaking Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre, which means Five Lands, consists of five small villages on the Italian Riviera that UNESCO has designated a World Heritage Site. There are no cars, so you will take ferries and hike the magnificent trails that connect the villages
Next, spend four nights in beautifully appointed lodgings on the shores of Lake Como. Enjoy fine dining and shopping in the evenings. During the days we will explore the magnificent lake and the scenic beauty of the area and its surrounding villages.
Extend your stay with four additional days in glorious Venice. On the way, visit the Arena Chapel in Padua and then take a river cruise to Venice. There, enjoy art and architecture, gondola rides, shopping and everything that makes Venice a must see destination.