Ostello Bello is located a few steps from the Colosseum and Termini station. Spread over five floors with 152 beds, both with private bathrooms. It includes a bar with an outdoor area, a lounge for relaxing and a fabulous terrace on the top floor where you can enjoy the immensity of the Eternal City. In addition, the hotel has a common kitchen and a lounge area. Free Wi-Fi keeps guests feeling connected at all times. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender.
2023 High Point Italy Program
|Travel Dates:||June 22, 2023 - July 3, 2023|
Airfare not included in program tuition
|Deadline(s):||Please note that this program is not sponsored by or affiliated with High Point High School.|
There are two options for payment, including an interest-free installment plan. Follow whichever works best for your family. If we are within 90 days of travel, only the pay in full option is possible.
Program Tuition: $3,290
Pay in Full
Pay a $500 deposit at the time of enrollment and establish an interest-free monthly payment plan. If you enroll today, your estimated* monthly payments would be:
All prices in United States Dollars.
Italy Cultural Journey
Italy is a traveler’s dream and an item on 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 allow travelers to gain insights into the heritage, history and modern realities of their destination by offering a broad diversity of experience. We rely on the expertise of our local staff to plan itineraries which not only explore the prominent sites but also make time for the lesser-known local gems and are intentional about regular interaction with local people.
Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!
Wander the streets of Florence, one of the most charming cities in the world!
Explore the world's smallest country, Vatican City!
Have the adventure of a lifetime with your friends
Visit Siena's world-renowned cathedral and crypt
Visit Mt. Vesuvius and tour the ancient ruins of Pompeii
Wander through the Roman Colosseum
We do everything possible to run safe, engaging, and immersive programs for our travelers, but given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but if inclement weather pushes us off course or an unexpected opportunity arises which travelers are excited about, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group.
|June 22||USA - Milan, Italy||Fly from USA to Milan, Italy, arrive the following day.||Airplane|
|June 23||Milan||We'll likely arrive in the morning and transfer to our hotel before striking out on a guided tour of the city center during which we'll go on top of the Duomo, where you can see the Alps and the rest of the city. We'll have some great street food for lunch and visit the rest of the city sites like the Scala Theater and the Via Monte Napoleone (the street of Italian fashion) and have ice cream before retreating to our hotel to rest after our long journey.||Ostello Bello Grande|
|June 24||Milan - Venice||We will start our Italian journey after having had an early night and a big breakfast! We will hop on the ultra fast train which will bring us directly into Venice, The City of Water. We will drop off out bags at the hotel and explore this magical city by foot, walking over many bridges and entering churches, and of course have a gondola ride! We will have some free time to visit Piazza San Marco and of course get Gelato. We will then head to dinner and have a good night rest before we have a very busy day tomorrow.||Hotel Belle Epoque|
|June 25||Venice||We will start our day early and head to the “Palazzo Ducale” the Doges palace which the very powerful elected Duke of Venice would live, we will see amazing painting and incredibly adorned rooms, we will also be entering the ancient prisons of the city and walking though the bridge of sighs. After lunch we will hop on a boat which will bring us to the Venetians islands were we will see how the famous glass of glass of Murano is made. We will head back for dinner and pack for our new destination tomorrow..Florence!||Hotel Belle Epoque|
|June 26||Venice - Florence||In the morning we will again hop on the high speed train direction Tuscany. After the beautiful train ride through the Tuscan alps we'll arrive to Florence and start our day with a guided walking tour, visiting the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and the rest of the piazze and monuments. In the evening we will have time to explore the city a little more on our way to dinner.||Ostello Bello Firenze|
|June 27||Florence||Have breakfast at the hotel and continue our exploration of the capital of the Rinascimento (Renaissance). We will see the Cupola del Brunelleschi, which is still the tallest building of Florence and was designed by Giotto and Brunelleschi. Then head to the Uffizi Gallery, one of the oldest and most famous art museums in Europe and the world. We will then visit the famous market and have some delicious street food. Finally, we will head to see the copy of the David of Michelangelo, which is situated in front of one of the most beautiful public offices in the world, Palazzo Vecchio, which is actually the city hall of Florence.||Ostello Bello Firenze|
|June 28||Florence - Murlo||We will say good bye to Florence but not to Tuscany and we will take a private bus through the Tuscan hill we will be heading to the wine and olive oil producing region of Tuscany , we will be heading to a Farm which produces Olive oil and wine. After lunch we will have farm tour and a small cooking class, we will then eat our own home cooked meal.||Le Verzure Azienda Biologica|
|June 29||Murlo - Siena - Murlo||Today we will head to Siena for the day. We will visit the city of the world-famous Palio horse race. For more than 700 years, rival neighborhoods of Siena have been participating in a horse race. We’ll have a short lesson on to explain the Palio and get the unique opportunity to tour the city and witness the preparations of the race.||Le Verzure Azienda Biologica|
|June 30||Murlo - Rome||This morning we'll take a bus to Rome. Upon arrival we'll stop off at the hotel,drop off our luggage and be ready to have a walking tour of "Roma la citta Eterna" Rome the eternal city, with its never ending History and monuments. We will see the Coliseum , the Trevi Fountain, the famous steps of Piazza di Spagna, and finish the day off with dinner in a restaurant with a beautiful view of the Eternal City.||Ostello Bello Roma Colosseo|
|July 1||Rome||We will wake up early and be out of the hotel by 8:30 to have a full day experience of Rome. We will head to the Vatican Museums one of the biggest museums in the world. We will have a guided tour of the museum and after this experience we will refresh will a delicious Gelato. We will continue exploring the city and head to St Angelos castle, the once fortification of the Pope. We will have some free time to go shopping and head for dinner where we will have of a Rome’s famous pastas!||Ostello Bello Roma Colosseo|
|July 2||Rome||Get ready for our last day! We'll have a quick discussion about our program and reflect on everything we have seen and learned. We'll start our day by seeing Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Venezia e Vittoriano which are the piazza of the people and the piazza of the once king of Italy, respectively. We'll then head to the Foro Roman which was the ancient center square of Rome and is surrounded by several important ancient government buildings. We will then walk to the Bocca della verit which is a round, mask-like structure. You can put your hand in its mouth and legend has it that if you were to lie while your hand were in its mouth, you would find your fingers chopped off! To finish the day off we will head to the Terme di Caracalla, the ancient thermal baths of Rome. We will then finally sit down have a nice final pizza dinner and gelato before heading back to the hotel.||Ostello Bello Roma Colosseo|
|July 3||Rome - USA||Bus transfer to Fiumicino Airport, then say arrivederci to Italy as we board our flight home to the US!||Your own bed, eventually!|
In order to provide a safe and memorable experience, we follow strict guidelines when choosing program accommodations. Walking Tree partners with locally-operated, three-star equivalent hotels and guest houses which are centrally located, clean and safe.
Ostello Bello Grande
Ostello Bello Grande is just 100 metres away from Milan Central Railway Station. Piazza Duomo and the new trending areas of the city, such as Garibaldi, Isola district, Porta Venezia and NoLo, are within walking distance. The property features both en suite rooms and shared dormitories, all air-conditioned . The bathroom features a hairdryer and toiletries. In addition, the hotel has a common kitchen and a lounge area. Free Wi-Fi keeps guests feeling connected at all times. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender.
Hotel Belle Epoque
Ostello Bello Firenze
Ostello Bello Firenze is in San Lorenzo neighbourhood, in the heart of the Florence. Starting from the hostel you can easily visit the entire city and and all point of interest. This accommodation has air-conditioned private and semi-private rooms, dorms are also available. to accommodate our participants. In addition, the hotel has a beautiful terraces, a shared kitchen and a lounge area. Free Wi-Fi keeps guests feeling connected at all times. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender.
Le Verzure Azienda Biologica
This farm is flanked by olive groves and vineyards, with a wonderful view of Montalcino and the Merse Valley. Located near the Etruscan ruins of Murlo, in the small village of La Befa and surrounded by Mediterranean bush. This farm offers walks in their vineyards, a stop in our small artisanal cellar and the tour of their wine and olive oil production. The farmhouse has two independent apartments furnished in a traditional Tuscan style, as well as the main house, recently renovated paying respect to the original structure, that can accommodate up to nine people. The property also counts with a swimming pool for guests.
Ostello Bello Roma Colosseo
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Your Adventure Includes
In order to give our travelers the best possible price, we break out airfare from the Program Tuition. We will still handle all booking and ticketing via our flight partner who has access to special fares not available to the general public. Once confirmed, you will be invoiced for the flight roughly 75 days prior to travel.
Program Tuition Excludes: Travel insurance, baggage fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.
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