Immerse yourself in two millennia of civilization in Rome, a capital that showcases the glories of ancient Rome, the Vatican, and centuries of architectural styles—all of which serve as a backdrop to modern Roman life.

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 The Colosseum of Rome  The Roman Forum  St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City  Michelangelo’s early <i>Pieta</i> in St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican  Interior of St. Peter's Basilica with Bernini's Baldocchio  The Sistine Chapel's frescoed walls and ceiling  Fountain at Piazza di Spagna with Spanish Steps in background  Trevi Fountain  Dining al fresco in Rome

Rome

A One-Week Stay in Italy

9 days from $4,440

Immerse yourself in two millennia of civilization in Rome, a capital that showcases the glories of ancient Rome, the Vatican, and centuries of architectural styles—all of which serve as a backdrop to modern Roman life.

or Call 855-330-1542

Experts

Apr 24 - May 2, 2019 Departure
Paul Tegmeyer

Paul Tegmeyer

Paul Tegmeyer received his B.A. in Art History from New Mexico State University; his M.A. from Temple University; and is presently completing his dissertation on The Judgment of Raphael for a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.  He has taught in the Department of Art History at Rome's John Cabot University since 1991 and teaches at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies.  He lives in L'Aquila with his Italian wife and daughter. 

Paul’s lively interdisciplinary teaching style immerses guests in the art and history of Rome, while his intimate knowledge of this fascinating city, from the perspective of a resident, offers further insight. A popular Smithsonian Journeys Expert, Paul has led Smithsonian groups in Rome since 1998.

Sep 4 - 12, 2019 Departure
Sara James

Sara James

Sara N. James, Professor Emerita of Art History at Mary Baldwin University, combines her passion for art, architecture, and gardens with her sense of adventure and love of travel. She specializes in Italian Renaissance art with a particular passion for narrative fresco programs. However, over her 30-year teaching career, Sara has taught courses in Renaissance (Italian and Northern), Baroque, Greek, Roman, Medieval, and English art and architecture, as well as interdisciplinary honors courses. She also served as director of the Renaissance Studies Abroad Program, teaching students on site in Italy and Northern Europe. An avid gardener and garden lover, she is a certified Master Gardener and a member of the Garden Club of Virginia and the Garden Club of America. Her publications include two books: Signorelli and Fra Angelico at Orvieto: Liturgy, Poetry and a Vision of the End-time (Ashgate, 2003) and Art in England from the Saxons to the Tudors: 600-1600 (Oxbow/Casemate, 2016) and numerous chapters, articles, and reviews. Her frequent speaking engagements include the Renaissance Society of America, the College Art Association, the Chief Executives Organization, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Sara holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Virginia. She has spent three sabbaticals at the American Academy in Rome and one at the Paul Mellon Centre in London. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and currently serves on the faculty of the OLLI life learning program at the University of Virginia.