We just got the March newsletter from Rome and thought we would share what’s going on this month to inspire you to go abroad! Read on
Day trip to Tivoli – Just 45 minutes outside of Rome, Tivoli is a perfect day trip to see the Roman countryside (think rolling hills and Cyprus trees) and the many ancient villas and ruins. Required for Art and Culture in Rome 800 BC – 2000 AD students and optional for everyone else, students will visit Villa Adriana and Villa d’Este. Villa Adriana (Emperor Hadrian’s palatial home) is a UNESCO world heritage site because of its unique combination of the “best elements of the architectural heritage of Egypt, Greece and Rome” and its influence on Renaissance (and beyond) architects.
Afternoon visit to the Vatican Museums – For students who haven’t gone yet, a great opportunity to have a guided tour. From the School of Athens to the Sistine Chapel, you will see the major works and learn about the history of the Vatican and its museums.
Roma v Genoa – You cannot leave Italy before going to a soccer game! Head over to the Stadio Olimpico, and before you go maybe pick up a jersey or a scarf for good measure -they are really cool and make great gifts/souvenirs. One of our most popular classes in Florence? History and Sociology of Italian Soccer
Gothic Rome – Hidden on the Via Veneto (famous in La Dolce Vita) is a church, Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuchini, with a crypt that contains thousands of skeletons. But what is unique, is that the bones and skulls were used to create different scenes, designs, even chandeliers…The order maintains it is not meant to be scary or macabre, but a ” a silent reminder of the swift passage of life on Earth and our own mortality.” Definitely a must see!
And that’s just a sample of what Rome has to offer.
So what are your plans for the next semester? Summer?
For more on Rome:
Our student blogger, Elise, just went on a little weekend jaunt to Rome, read her impressions.
Find out more about studying in Rome for the semester or summer on our website.
Check our our Italy board on pinterest for all things Italian!
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