Italy

The Signature Experience

ROME, FLORENCE & VENICE

The Experience

ITALY IS CALLING! DISCOVER DELICIOUS FOOD, STUNNING ARCHITECTURE AND RICH HISTORY ON THIS AUTHENTIC ITALIAN ADVENTURE THROUGH THREE OF THE COUNTRY'S MOST IMPRESSIVE CITIES.

Trip Highlights

  •  Learn the age-old craft of creating your own Venetian carnival mask, guided by a skilled artisan
  • Master the art of pasta and pizza the authentic Italian way
  • Set sail to the picturesque islands of Murano and Burano
  • Ascend the iconic Florence’s Duomo and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, where breathtaking 360-degree views await
  • Stand before the awe-inspiring Colosseum, uncover the ancient mysteries of Pompeii and toss a coin into the iconic Trevi Fountain
  • Wind your way through the enchanting coastal towns of Cinque Terre, where colorful villages cling to rugged cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean

Program Overview

Explore the best of Italy through an immersive adventure that hits all the hot spots from Rome to Venice! Start your journey in Rome, a city where ancient wonders meet modern vitality, and Italy’s heart and soul. Check some of the world’s most iconic sites off your list, such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Vatican City as you explore the region’s rich heritage.

Marvel at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, an architectural marvel with panoramic vistas that will take your breath away. Make your way to Cinque Terre, a string of five picturesque villages along the Italian Riviera , with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Slow down in the magical city of Florence, climb the Duomo and gaze upon the golden hues of the rolling hills that bring life into the Tuscan landscape.

No trip to Italy is complete without stepping foot in the beautiful city of Venice. Its intricate canals, iconic gondoliers and the impressive architecture of this city built on water will not fail to amaze you at every turn.

Through your journey, get an intimate peek into Italian culture through world-famous food, memorable sights and locals who welcome us.

KEY DESTINATIONS

REGION: EUROPE

COUNTRY: ITALY

CITY: FLORENCE, ROME, VENICE, POMPEII, CINQUE TERRE, NAPLES, PISA

"I HOPE I WILL NEVER FORGET THE PEOPLE AND EXPERIENCES I ENCOUNTERED ON THIS TRIP!"

LIBBIE W., GARDEN CITY, NJ

PROGRAM ITINERARY

THIS ITINERARY IS AN APPROXIMATION OF THE OVERALL PROGRAM EXPERIENCE. THE ORDER OF ACTIVITIES ON YOUR TRIP MAY CHANGE.
IF A PARTICULAR SCHEDULED EXPERIENCE IS CANCELED, WE MAY REPLACE IT WITH AN ALTERNATIVE ACTIVITY.

Day 1: Arrival Day

Benvenuto a Roma!

Our Teen Travel Network Trip Leaders will meet you in the Rome airport arrivals terminal wearing their TTN t-shirts.

We will spend this first day settling into our accommodation and building connections with fellow travelers. Before we sleep off our jetlag, we will enjoy a local welcome dinner.

Days 2-4: Rome & Vatican City

The Italian adventure begins with a visit to Rome, the heart and capital of Italy. Embark on a whirlwind tour of Rome’s iconic treasures. Stand in awe at the grandeur of the Vatican City, where history and spirituality converge. Explore the storied Colosseum and the captivating Roman Forum, where we see traces of ancient civilizations.

Indulge in the art of pizza-making in Rome, crafting your own creation. Check items off your bucket list with a visit to the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps.

Next, we’ll venture to Naples, where history comes alive amidst the ruins of Pompeii. Savor the essence of Neapolitan cuisine with a traditional pizza experience, and immerse yourself in the local culture. Share laughter and moments of relaxation on one of Rome’s popular beaches while connecting with your fellow travelers.

Days 5-7: Pisa, Florence, & Cinque Terre

Leaving Rome behind, we journey to the Tuscan region, a land of unparalleled beauty. In Pisa, explore the city’s vibrant street art, meandering through graffiti-strewn lanes. Ascend the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa and explore the exquisite Pisa Cathedral. Your day culminates with a delightful Tuscan dinner in a charming trattoria.

Venture to Cinque Terre, where five enchanting towns surround the Italian Riviera. Dive into centuries-old villages awash in color, and dip your toes into the azure waters of Monterosso’s beach. Savor an authentic local lunch as you bask in the Mediterranean sun. Return by boat to your hotel and engage in group activities that seal the day’s memories.

Assume a slower pace of life in Florence and climb the Florence Duomo for a 360-degree panorama of the city. Traverse hidden corners on a private tour, including the iconic Ponte Vecchio. We’ll wrap up our journey with an immersive experience learning to make pasta, one of the best things to come out of Italy!

Days 8-9: Venice

On to the final leg of our journey! Depart Tuscany for the beautiful city of Venice, a city interwoven with canals and bridges.

Discover the Doge’s Palace and the elegant clock tower in the company of a local guide. Wander through the captivating San Marco Square, where history echoes in every step. Voyage to the charming islands of Murano and Burano, renowned for glassmaking and craftsmanship, and where picturesque canals and vibrant houses paint an idyllic picture.

Navigate Venice’s labyrinth of canals aboard a traditional gondola and engage in a private Venitian mask-making workshop, crafting your own emblem of this enchanting city.

End your adventure with a breathtaking sunset cruise — watch Venice’s beauty ignite as the sun’s golden rays dance on the waters, adding to the many reasons to fall in love with this incredible city.

Day 10: Departure Day

Before we know it, our Italian adventure has come to an end. Head​ ​to​ the airport with​ ​incredible memories​, new friends and confidence that​ ​will​ ​benefit you for life!

TTN Trip Leaders will accompany travelers to the airport and check them in for their flights home.

As you settle into your seat for the journey home, reflect on the things you saw, the people you met, and places you went. We’ll see you on your next adventure! Welcome to the Network!

Dates & Tuition

10-Day Travel Program
2024 Dates
JUL 6 – JUL 15, 2024
JUL 20 – JUL 29, 2024
Trip Duration: 10 days
Tuition: $4,999
Student/Staff Ratio: 7 to 1
Language Hours: N/A
Accommodations: Hotels, Youth Hostels
Age Range: 14-18 Years Old
Arrival Airport: Rome (FCO)
Departure Airport: Venice (VCE)

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