Grab your family for a fun-filled journey to Florence and Rome! Attend a session of gladiator school, make gelato and stay at a 12th-century Tuscan villa.

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 The legendary Roman Colosseum  The Roman Forum  St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City  Interior of St. Peter's Basilica with Bernini's Baldocchio  Michelangelo's ceiling fresco in the Sistine Chapel  Florence with its iconic Duomo  Michelangelo's <i>David</i>, the centerpiece of the Accademia. Credit: John Kellerman/Alamy  Girls enjoying gelato in Florence   Traditional foods of Italy  Freshly made pasta  The hill town of San Gimignano, featuring its many medieval towers  The Etruscan town of Orvieto, sitting high above the Umbrian plain  The Campo, or main square, in Siena

Treasures of Italy: A Family Journey

9 days from $4,495

Grab your family for a fun-filled journey to Florence and Rome! Attend a session of gladiator school, make gelato and stay at a 12th-century Tuscan villa.

or Call 855-330-1542

Jun 24 - Jul 2, 2017 Departure; Jul 8 - 16, 2017 Departure
Luca Zavagno

Luca Zavagno

Luca Zavagno was born in Venice, where he received his B.A. degree in History from the University Ca’Foscari; he completed his Ph.D. studies at the University of Birmingham on the society, culture, economics and politics of Byzantine cities. He is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Bilkent University and Visiting Professor of Byzantine Art History at University Ca’Foscari of Venice. He is currently working on his forthcoming book An Island in Transition: Cyprus between Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages (ca. 600-ca. 850) to be published by Ashgate.
Dr. Zavagno is the author of many articles on the early Medieval Mediterranean, of the edited volume Islands of Eastern Mediterranean. A History of Cross Cultural Encounters (with Özlem Caykent) and of Cities in Transition: Urbanism in Byzantium Between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (British Archaeological Reports-International Series, 2009), a book which explores the impact of important historical events on urban settlements in the Pontus (Amastris), Italy (Naples), Western Anatolia (Ephesus), and Greece (Gortyn and Athens) during this period. He is also the co-organizer of the annual Conference of the Mediterranean Worlds, Associate Scholar of the Mediterranean Seminar, and a Teaching Fellow of the School of Advanced Studies of the Università di Salerno.