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Italy: Best of Italy Winter Program
Agrigento, Italy; Florence, Italy; Palermo, Italy; Rome, Italy; Taormina, Italy; Venice, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Winter
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2019 09/15/2018
Rolling Admission 12/28/2018 01/12/2019
Winter 2020 09/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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Program Name: Italy: Best of Italy Winter Program Country: Italy
Program Type: Faculty-led Region: Europe
Term: Wintersession City: Agrigento, Florence, Naples, Palermo, Rome, Taormina, Venice
GPA Requirement: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Academic Fields Available: Interdisciplinary/ Open to all majors
Program Description:
Program Description:

About the Best of Italy Winter Program


For more information regarding this program, please contact the faculty director: Dr. Mark Chadsey,

Housing and Orientation

Students will stay in hotels for the duration of the trip.


Students will earn 3 credits for the program. 


Fees for the Brockport Best of Italy Program, Winter 2018-19:

$5,346.36 Undergraduate cost for 3 credits (Estimated)
$5,546.36 Graduate cost for 3 credits (Estimated)

The cost includes:
  • Tuition
  • Campus fees (college and technology fee)
  • SUNY International Health Insurance
  • Pre-departure orientation materials
  • Round trip airfare to/from NYC-Italy
  • Accommodations
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Group activities and excursions
  • In-country transportation
  • Guided tours
  • Tour Itinerary™
  • and Brockport's Study Abroad Office services including the presence of a Brockport Faculty Director

The cost of the program does not include:
  • Passport
  • Flight to/from NYC
  • Additional meals
  • Airline impossed baggage fees
  • Miscellaneous expenses (this includes entertainment, additional excursions, shopping, laundry, etc.)

Financial aid applies towards fees.

*The SUNY International Health Insurance is mandatory and will be included on the student's Brockport invoice. 
**Varies depending on the SUNY campus at which the participant pays tuition.

The cost (and items included in the cost) as listed on the website are subject to change and should be considered estimates.  Final budget sheets will be mailed to the student prior to departure and usually upon acceptance. 


Day 1 Overnight Flight

Day 2 Ciao Venice

  • Meet your tour director and check into hotel
  • Venice guided walking sightseeing tour with Whisper headsets
  • St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace visit, Glass-blowing demonstration

Day 3 Venice

  • Free time in Venice

Day 4 Venice--Florence

  • Travel to Florence
  • Florence guided walking sightseeing tour with Whisper headsets
  • Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Chiesa di Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio, Duomo visit, leather workshop, Gates of Paradise, Giotto’s Bell Tower, Dante's House

Day 5 Florence Landmarks

  • Accademia visit
  • Cooking class & dinner

Day 6 Florence

  • Free time to explore Florence

Day 7 Florence--Rome

  • Travel to Rome
  • St. Francis of Assisi Basilica visit
  • Rome city walk
  • Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona


Day 8 Rome landmarks

  • Vatican City guided walking sightseeing tour with Whisper headsets
  • Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel visit, St. Peter’s Basilica visit

Day 9 Ancient Rome

  • Ancient Rome guided walking sightseeing tour with Whisper headsets
  • Colosseum visit, Forum Romanum visit, Piazza Venezia
  • Colosseum Hypogeum visit (pending availability)

Day 10 Naples

  • Travel to Naples
  • Cameo workshop
  • Pompeii guided excursion
  • Naples guided sightseeing tour
  • Castel dell'Ovo, Maschio Angioino, Piazza Plebescito, Piazza Municipio, Naples Archaeological Museum visit


Day 11 Naples

  • Free time to explore Naples

Day 12 Naples--Palermo

  • Free time to explore Naples
  • Overnight ferry from Naples to Palermo

Day 13 Palermo--Agrigento

  • Palermo guided sightseeing tour
  • Quattro Canti, Palermo Cathedral, Teatro Massimo, La Martorana, Monreale visit, Monreale Cathedral
  • Travel to Agrigento

Day 14 Agrigento--Taormina

  • Agrigento guided sightseeing tour
  • Valley of the Temples
  • Travel to Taormina

Day 15 Taormina landmarks

  • Taormina guided sightseeing tour
  • Palazzo Corvaia, Botanical Gardens, Greek theater visit
  • Free time

Day 16 End tour

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