Arts & Cultural Tour in Rome

Study Art, Music & Theater

Rome tugs on your heartstrings; to study art, music, and theater in this ancient city is an opportunity like no other. The arts bring all people, regardless of race, religion, or gender, together to celebrate the beauty and grace in our world.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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When you arrive in Rome, the first thing you notice is the juxtaposition of the modern and the ancient. The city is a wonderful place to explore on foot. Enjoy a history-laden walk around the city and be sure to grab a slice of pizza!

Tour the University of Fine Arts. Visit the art studios where young artists from all over the world are creating new and interesting art. 

Participate in a workshop at the University like designing a wine bottle or focusing on a self-portrait. Experience an international perspective with your diverse group of fellow students.

Meet your guide this morning for a classic Rome guided tour. Walk the Colosseum arena and seating, the Temple of Julius Caesar, the House of the Vestal Virgins, Palatine Hill, and the Circus Maximus. Be sure to bring your sketch pad and camera to record the plethora of inspirations. 

Learn to make pasta and sauce in a group cooking class. Your hands-on demonstration is led by a local chef. Enjoy a wonderful dinner with your classmates as you munch on your creations and other delights cooked by your professional chef.

Begin your day with the most acclaimed work of Michelangelo, the Sistine Chapel. The fresco will take your breath away and the story of his painstaking work will amaze and inspire you.

Saint Peter’s Basilica, built on the tomb of St. Peter, is a magnificent structure honoring this Catholic saint. Marvel at the fine work as you tour one of the most visited Roman Churches.

The Museo Leonardo Da Vinci offers a unique perspective of Da Vinci’s creations. Interact with life-size inventions replicated from his drawings, view studies from his art, sketches, and sculptures.

Enjoy an al fresco dinner on the Spanish Steps in the heart of Rome’s shopping district.

Experience “La Traviata,” the opera by Giuseppe Verdi, in the Italian lyrical tradition. The opera, set in Paris in the 1800s, is a love story about Violetta and Alfredo. Experiencing opera in Rome is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Your local guide will inform and entertain you as you visit the Capuchin Crypt, resting place of the Capuchin monks. Walk the Appian way, one of Italy’s oldest roads, on your way to the Domitilla Catacomb to discover the 12th-century church that was used as a secret place of worship. 

Explore the Renaissance mosaics and frescoes at the Basilica of San Clemente. Marvel at the art and architecture of this beautiful old Church. 

Visit the Church of Stain Agnese for a Baroque music concert. Listen to pieces from Frescobaldi, Dowland, and Monteverdi.

Everything Rome has to offer is at your fingertips. Visit the ancient ruins, wander the streets and explore, sample pizza and gelato, or find a cafe and people watch. Explore!

Sadly you must say “Arrivederci Roma!” Leaving this inspiring city is difficult, but you must promise yourself to return very soon.

The opportunity to study art, music and theater in an incredible city like Rome is a life-altering experience. From St. Peter’s Basilica to the University of Fine Arts, to the Leonardo da Vinci Museum to a trip to see the opera “La Traviata,” this once-in-a-lifetime journey will leave you with a new and profound appreciation for the genius that is Italian art.


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