2019 Lowellville Italy Program

Dear Families – Welcome to the homepage for the 2019 Lowellville Italy Program. Walking Tree is thrilled to be partnering with Lowellville High School! Please read through the details about your program below and peruse our Resource Center, which contains lots of helpful information about our organization, tuition, safety, insurance, and more. We hope you will join us on the adventure of a lifetime in Italy!
Travel Dates: August 6, 2019 - August 19, 2019
Group Organizer(s):
WTT/SSA Contact:
Program Tuition: $4,400 - or - $4,180 with discount if paid in full
Deadline(s): Forthcoming

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Program Tuition: $4,400

Pay in Full

Pay in full at the time of enrollment and receive a 5% discount off your program tuition! Your program tuition with this discount would be:


Payment Plan

Pay a $500 deposit at the time of enrollment, then we set up an automatic monthly payment plan. If you apply today, your estimated* monthly payments would be:


* This is an approximate price. Your exact total will be confirmed by the Admissions Director upon enrollment.


Italy is a traveler’s dream and a destination on almost everyone’s bucket list. No other country in the world contains as many historical sites and artifacts that provide a glimpse at the very root of western civilization. Where else can you stand and see the place where the basis for modern government was forged? Where else can you see so many timeless and priceless pieces of ancient art and architecture in just a few days?

Natural history, as well as human history, is on full display in the massive peninsular nation with stunning views of the Dolomites and Alps in the north, idyllic Mediterranean countryside along the coast, and broad pastoral landscapes of rolling hills in between. Italians are an incredibly varied and diverse people, but the one constant is their openness and sense of hospitality towards travelers. And, of course, once you have tried true Italian food, there’s no going back to anything else!

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys provide deep insight into the history, culture, and natural heritage of our host countries through authentic immersive experiences. Students will explore ancient ruins, sample new foods, and develop valuable leadership skills.

Program Highlights

Check out some of the possible featured experiences of your coming adventure! Each customized itinerary is unique, but these are just a few of the activities which may be available during your program.

Visit Siena's world renowned cathedral and crypt

Spend a night on a farm in the Tuscan hills

Take a bicycle tour through the Roman hillside

Tour a local olive farm

Learn to make true Italian food in a private cooking class

Get to know regional Italian delicacies bite by bite

Head to Murano Island and witness Venice's famous glass blowing

Hike Mt. Vesuvius and tour the fascinating ruins of Pompeii

Explore the famed Colosseum

Explore La Basilica di Santa Croce, where greats like Niccola Machiavelli, Galileo Galilei, and Michelangelo are buried

The Itinerary

We work hard to create engaging, educational, and truly immersive itineraries for our travelers. However, we also know that travel can be unpredictable, so we always design our experiences to be flexible enough to allow for adjustments based on group interests, unexpected opportunities, and any weather or safety concerns that may arise during your program. Should changes to the itinerary occur, we will notify travelers and families as quickly as possible. 

Day 1USA-RomeFly from the US to Rome, ItalyPlane
Day 2RomeWhen in Rome, do as the Romans, or today... Do as the ancient Romans. Today we'll learn about ancient Rome from inside the Colossuem and the Roman Forum. Of course, there will be time for gelato too.Hotel in Rome
Day 3RomeToday is Vatican day. You'll see the St. Peter's Basilica, The Vatican museum which is home to Michelangelo's Sistine chapel, and you'll get a chance to climb up to the top of the St. Peter's dome where you'll be able to look out over rome. After all of this, you'll head over to the Trastevere area of town for some local ambiance and food.Hotel in Rome
Day 4Rome / SorrentoToday we'll pass by the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps on our way to Rome's beautiful Villa Borghese park. After a picnic in the park, we'll get on a bus headed to Sorrento!Hotel in Sorrento
Day 5Sorrento / AmalfiWe will wake up, and head to an organic lemon grove at the Fattoria Terranova where we'll get a tour of the working farm and then we'll meet the chef who will give us a cooking lesson using all of the local products! Of course we'll eat everything that we make. After our lunch we'll need to get some excersize so we'll head to Amalfi to take a walk through the unique town. We'll head back to Sorrento for a light dinner.Hotel in Sorrento
Day 6Pompeii / FlorenceToday we'll visit the ancient city of Pompeii located just below the volcano, Mt. Vesuvius. In the afternoon we'll hop onto on of Italy's high speed trains and head to FlorenceHotel in Florence
Day 7FlorenceWe'll take a tour around Florence, seeing the Brunelleschi's Duomo and climb the belltower next to it. We'll also see the Piazza della Signoria, il Ponte Vecchio and more! In the afternoon we'll head over to Piazza Michelangelo for a breathtaking view of the city.Hotel in Florence
Day 8Florence/SienaAfter breakfast we'll head to the Accademia, home to Michelangelo's DavidHotel in Siena/Host fam?
Day 9SienaPalio activities, Palio lessonHotel in Siena/Host fam?
Day 10SienaLe Mura service project, Palio activitiesHotel in Siena/Host fam?
Day 11SienaPalio activitiesHotel in Siena/Host fam?
Day 12SienaPalio Activities, PALIO!Hotel in Siena/Host fam?
Day 13Siena/MaremmaAfter 4 intense days of the Palio, we'll head south to the Maremma coastal region for a day on the beach. We'll stay in an Agriturismo and get a good night's rest, becasue we'll be waking up early to head to the airport in RomeAgriturismo in Maremma
Day 14Maremma/flight homeArrivderci Italia! Alla prossima!Your own bed, eventually!


In order to provide a safe and memorable experience for our travelers, teachers, staff, Program Leaders and Country Directors, we follow strict guidelines when deciding on lodging, making reservations, and assigning program participants to rooms.

Travelers will always be grouped in rooms and/or sleeping areas by gender, and will never share rooms with people who are not associated with their Walking Tree group. Group Organizers and Program Leaders will be roomed separately from each other and from other students. Walking Tree partners with locally-operated, three star or equivalent hotels that are centrally located, clean, safe and wifi-enabled. 


Below are a few examples of our partner hotels. Although these are our preferred providers, they are subject to change based on availability. Your final itinerary will provide complete information on your accommodations in the cities you will be visiting.
Oasi Verde

As the name suggests, this bed and breakfast’s verdant surroundings give the place the sensation that one has escaped from the city for a more natural, relaxing accommodation. In reality, it’s conveniently located near several of Rome’s historic sites and is a great base from which to explore this incredible city.

Il Giglio Rosso

Colorful, spacious, and dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of local art, this bed and breakfast in the heart of Florence provides unique accommodations for our students.

Safety and Support


I was comfortable that the trip my daughter was on was safe, educational, interesting and fun. She made life long friends with her host sister. An exceptional life learning experience.

Parent of Alicia, Traveler on 2018 Program to Chile

Your Adventure Includes

Program Tuition Excludes: Travel insurance, baggage fees, airline minor fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.

Need to Raise Money? We have you covered.

Our travelers are provided with fundraising opportunities that are easy to implement and fun to take part in. Our flagship fundraiser involves selling bird-friendly, fair trade coffee from our host countries. There is no limit to the amount you can raise, so get started now by selling coffee or referring your friends to earn credit toward your program!


WTT coffee
Resource center

Resource Center

Why should high school students travel abroad? What happens if a participant gets sick? How quickly do we need to enroll? We’re sure you have plenty of questions and we’ve got you covered! Visit our Resource Center to discover the answers to your most pressing questions and contact us anytime with additional questions.

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