2023 Montessori School of Evergreen Italy Program
|Travel Dates:||March 26, 2023 - April 5, 2023|
Airfare not included in program tuition
There are two options for payment, including an interest-free installment plan. Follow whichever works best for your family.
Program Tuition: $2,990
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!
Witness your classwork come to life!
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 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.
|March 26||USA - Rome, Italy||Fly from USA to Rome, Italy.||In Flight|
|March 27||Rome||We arrive in the Eternal City in the evening. After dropping our bags at the hotel. We will walk around and explore the city. On our way to dinner we’ll walk by the Trevi Fountain. Once we are back at our hotel, we will have our orientation meeting to prepare for the days ahead!||Hotel Casa Valdese Roma
|March 28||Rome||This morning we will visit another country! We will spend our morning marveling at the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square, St. Peter's Basilica, and the Vatican Museums. We’ll break for lunch and then head over to the Spanish steps and continue into the Villa Borghese park to get a view from Rome from the terraces that overlook the city.||Hotel Casa Valdese Roma
|March 29||Rome - Pompeii||Today we escape the big city and head to Pompeii. The group will tour the archeological site with a local guide, and then dine on world-famous Napoletan pizza for lunch. After a full day of exploring we head back to Rome on the ultra fast train in time for dinner and rest.||Hotel Casa Valdese Roma|
|March 30||Rome||Today we head off to explore the Colosseum, the massive stone amphitheater and an iconic symbol of the Roman Empire! We will also visit the Roman Forum and the other Imperial Fora. Next, we’ll head over to the Testaccio Market for lunch to savor homemade ravioli, gelato, meats and cheese, fried risotto and all kinds of pasta! In the afternoon, we’ll explore Rome’s Jewish Ghetto stopping by the Campo de’ Fiori, translated literally from Italian the “Field of Flowers Square” . We'll also visit the Pantheon and Piazza Navona; crowned by the Fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini, as well as by an Egyptian obelisk and two other fountains.||Hotel Casa Valdese Roma|
|March 31||Rome to Florence||After a ride on one of Italy’s high speed trains we'll arrive in Florence and start our day with a walking tour, visiting the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and many other piazze and monuments. We'll also make time to visit the Uffizi, one of the most important museums in the entire country.||Ostello Bello Firenze|
|April 1||Florence||This morning we’ll have a walk through town on our way to the "New Market" where we'll explore, shop and have lunch. Afterwards, we’ll head to the Santa Croce church as well as Piazza Michelangelo to take in Florence from above. In the evening, we'll enjoy a cooking class that will culminate in our dinners!||Ostello Bello Firenze|
|April 2||Florence to Venice||This morning we board another high-speed train, this time destination Venice! Once in Venice, we’ll get settled and then head out on foot to see sights like the famous Doges Palace, Canal Grande, the Ponte Rialto and the Bridge of sighs. We’ll get lost (but find our way back) in the labyrinth of small streets and canals until it’s time for another wonderful dinner.||Anda Venice Hostel|
|April 3||Venice||This morning we'll head board a boat to the Island of Murano where we’ll learn about the unique glass blowing techniques that have been used for centuries by the local craftsmen. Once we're back in town we'll have a few hours of free time before dinner.||Anda Venice Hostel|
|April 4||Venice to Rome||We're headed back to Rome on the high speed train and have time for one last stroll along the banks of the Tiber river. Among places we’ll pass by is the Largo Argentina, the very spot where Julius Caesar was killed. As a group we’ll take some time to reflect on all we've experienced before getting a good night’s rest ahead of the long flight home tomorrow morning.||Hotel Casa Valdese Roma
|April 5||Rome - USA||Arrivederci Italia!||You 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.
Hotel Casa Valdese Roma
The Hotel Casa Valdese Roma is a historic hotel in the Prati district of Rome, near the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica, of which there is a beautiful view from a large terrace on the fifth floor. Students will be split by gender between double or triple rooms based on availability. Wifi and air conditioning are standard, and students will enjoy breakfast each morning at the hotel.
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.
Anda Venice Hostel
With it’s industrial decor, a multitude of colors and a touch of vintage in the interactive areas, Anda Venice Hostel makes for a charming stay while visiting Venice. Its mantra of hosting travelers, not tourists, and facilitating experiences, not itineraries, make the hostel staff feel more like an extended family than a typical service offers. These accommodations are perfect for larger groups and make a great place to relax in between adventures in the floating city of Venice.
Safety and Support
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
This was a great opportunity for [my daughter]. Thank you for being so professional and for teaching her things we never could. It was awesome to work beside Smithsonian scientists and learn. Travel is such an education that cannot be taught in a classroom.
Parent of Emily, traveler on 2017 program to Panama
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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