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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Study Tour

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Italy Study-Tour 2017

Florence and Venice

March 2-12, 2017 (spring break)
[PDF] Official Brochure (449 KiB)  This is the official brochure which  give all the details, and the tour company costs and conditions.  For details on how to join the study tour see the Financial Aid page.

Rome
Florence

Sorrento
Venice

An Invitation

Join us for an exciting study tour of Italy. For eleven days over spring break (March 2-12, 2017) we will visit Italy with stops in Florence, Siena and Venice. But this will be much more than a tour of beautiful sights and famous places. These cities have long histories through which architecture and art served as a key means of expressing values, status, and political interests.

During the first half of spring semester 2017 we will meet as a class to learn and prepare for the tour. Over spring break we will travel to Italy and explore these medieval mercantile centers turned famous tourist destinations. All the while we will enjoy the exquisite beauty and delightful culture of modern Italy. Each professor will apply their special expertise to help you develop an intellectual context for your travel experiences. Both professors’ classes will spend time together preparing for travel and sharing their learning and expectations. Both professors will join you in learning about politics, more  places. These cities have long histories throughout which architecture and art served as a key means of expressing values, status, and political interests. During the first half of spring semester 2017 we will meet as a class to learn and prepare for the tour. Over spring break we will travel to Italy and explore these medieval mercantile centers turned famous tourist destinations. All the while we will enjoy the exquisite beauty and delightful culture of modern Italy. Each professor will professors’ classes will spend time together preparing for travel and sharing their learning and expectations. Both pors will join you in learning about politics, culture, art and architecture through the centuries. 

In Italy, in addition to some expertly guided tours, you will have quite a bit of free time to explore the many important historical and cultural sites as well as opportunities for shopping and dining.