Italy Blyth Academy International Summers Program

TRAVEL JOURNAL

Italy - Group photo in front of Pompeii Volcano

Italy: Welcome back everyone

Welcome back everyone Welcome back, everyone! I hope you are all having a great first week and that you all were able to fight jet lag, or maybe still are! Most of you have gone home and some of you have continued your travels onto other places! Blyth Academy Italy...
Italy - students kayaking

Italy: Arrivederci Roma

Arrivederci Roma Our final day is here! The students have been preparing for their final exam for the last couple of days and tying up loose ends for their course material. We are all excited about our banquet tonight where we will bid arrivederci to Italy and enjoy...

Italy: “Rome-ing” the ruins

"Rome-ing" the ruins Rome has proven to be quite a busy stop for our group. In the final days leading up to the end of the course, classes are ramped up: presentations, tests and course review. All the learning they’ve done the last few weeks is wrapping up soon and...

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STUDY ABROAD IN ITALY

About This Program

The land of art, philosophy, architecture, fabulous food, and fashion, Italy has the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites on the planet and has often been described as one big living museum.

Siena, Italy’s best-preserved medieval city, is home to one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in all of Europe, the Duomo di Siena. Its red brick buildings encircle the fan-shaped central piazza, where you’ll find the impressive Torre del Mangia. A visit to Siena in the summer would be incomplete without viewing the Palio, a heart-stopping horse race between competing civic wards held annually in the Piazza del Campo, the historic square in the city centre.

To the Tuscan north is Florence, surrounded by vineyard-covered hills and valleys. In the birthplace of the Renaissance, visitors slowly stroll the banks of the Arno River, take in the vistas from Piazzale Michelangelo, and enjoy some delicious gelato. A day excursion to Venice lends the opportunity to stroll Piazza San Marco and the cobblestone alleyways, canals and bridges of this famous city.

Hop on a short ferry ride to Sardinia and relax on the island’s expansive beaches, which have sand so soft that local authorities have had to ban tourists from taking it with them! Enjoy the peace and take the opportunity to study and rest, or venture out on an optional excursion to the impressive stalactite cave of Neptune’s Grotto.

No program in Italy could possibly end without seeing the Eternal City of Rome. Explore the majesty of the Roman Empire at the celebrated Colosseum and the Forum, and visit Vatican City to view its museums and the glorious Sistine Chapel.

Italy is also home to some of the best shopping on earth, so be sure to leave room in your suitcase for all the treasures you’ll acquire in this storied country.

SPECIAL PROGRAM NOTE: Make sure to bring comfortable walking shoes! Many of the places we visit in Italy will be discovered on foot.

Itinerary

June 28th – July 23rd, 2019

 
Siena ▸ 6 days
Florence ▸ 4 days
Sardinia ▸ 4 days
Rome ▸ 10 days

*All dates are subject to change.

INCLUSIONS

Activities included in your program

City walking tours
city walking tours
vatican
vatican
Colosseum
Colosseum
Palio Race
Palio Race
Venice
Venice
Included in your program: City Walking Tours
Included in your program: Vatican
Included in your program: Colosseum
Included in your program: Palio Race
Included in your program: Venice

▸ Round-trip group airfare from Toronto
▸ Group airport transfers at location
▸ Transportation between cities
▸ Accommodation
▸ Tuition

▸ Breakfast and dinner daily
▸ Farewell Banquet
▸ Supervision
▸ Pre-departure briefing and materials
▸ Designated outings and activities

▸ City orientation tours
▸ Use of free Internet, where available*
▸ Access to Travel Journal
▸ Access to Vidigami photo sharing
▸ And much more!

* Most hotels have Wi-Fi in common areas. Please note Internet access may not be available in bedrooms.

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Dear Future Student

The sights in Italy are beautiful, whether it be in the streets of Siena, Rome or Florence, and there’s never a dull moment! I can 100 percent promise you the journey ahead will be one to remember. Make sure to study hard but also take time to look around and get on the road less travelled. Eat some pizza and gelato for me and have an amazing time!

Cheryl

HOW WE GET THERE

Flight Details

Groups are required to meet at the airport 3 hours prior to departure

Please Note: Group flights are full. Students may still join the program and make independent flight arrangements.

DateAirline/FlightDepartureArrival
Friday, June 28, 2019
Air Transat flight 308
Depart Toronto 9:15 pm
Arrive Rome 11:55 am, June 29
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Air Transat flight 309
Depart Rome 1:40 pm
Arrive Toronto 5:25 pm
Please note: Flights are subject to change by the airline.

OPTIONALS

Optional Excursions

Registration open until June 7, 2019. Optional excursions are subject to availability. Spaces are limited.

Optional Excursion: Bottini Di Siena
Optional Excursion: Pompeii
Optional Excursion: Tower of Pisa
Optional Excursion: Ostia Beach
Optional Excursion: Kayaking & Snorkelling on Butterfly Beach
Optional Excursion: Lake Albano & Castel Gandolfo

PROGRAM FEES
Travel Services
(Flights, Accommodation, Meals, etc.)
$3,285
Taxes & Fees$995
Tuition & Supervision$2,710
Total:$6,990**
Did you know you can redeem Aeroplan, TD Travel, or CIBC Aventura points to the cost of the program? Click here for more details.

**Plus $195 registration fee. Includes group airfare arranged by Blyth Academy and an estimated $995 in airline and departure taxes, local taxes and fees. Please visit www.blythsummers.com/fees for an explanation of our departure taxes, fees, and surcharges, and when these fees will be invoiced. All itineraries, excursions, dates, departure taxes, fees, and surcharges are subject to change.

***Please visit www.blythpoints.com for more details on funding your program through Aeroplan points.