Tours and Field Studies for Torino, Italy
USAC encourages every student to participate on a tour or field study; however, this segment of the program is optional for an additional fee. You will sign up for the tour or register for the field study on your Course and Tour Registration Form.
Italian Riviera Tour (Fall and Summer Sessions)
Visit the most scenic parts of the Italian Riviera: Santa Margherita, Portofino, and Cinque Terre. We head south into the coastal region of Liguria to enjoy Santa Margherita and Portofino; both are seaside gems of the Riviera. The crescent-shaped coastal strip with its palm-lined boulevards and clear turquoise water has enchanting fishing villages and resorts dotting its rocky coastline. Try the local specialties like focaccia bread and pesto sauce. A short train ride away is Cinque Terre (or "five lands") where you can hike the cliffside paths connecting the five towns or enjoy the leisurely ride by boat or train.
Veneto: Verona and Venice (Spring Semester)
Veneto is a fascinating northeastern region bordering on the Adriatic Sea. First visit Verona, one of Italy’s most picturesque cities. Verona is the legendary home of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and site of some of the best preserved Roman ruins in the nation, including an amazing Colosseum-type arena where outdoor operas are still performed. A short ride from there and you step out onto the glorious and mysterious canals of Venice. This storybook city is home to one of the biggest Carnival celebrations world-wide! Negotiate the price of a gondola ride on Canal Grande, and don’t miss the charming, colorful islands Murano and Burano to shop for handmade glass and lace treasures!