La Dolce Vita – Italy! Study Abroad 3 Weeks

Experience Italy Like the Italians. Learn About International Tourism. Visit Small Business. Be Part of an International Tourism Social Media Campaign. 

The Department of Digital Communication presents a unique, once in a lifetime experience to visit Italy, learn about tourism and develop a digital communication social media campaign for Bedonia’s Tourism Authority while experiencing the best of Italy. Space is limited, so if you are interested see Dr. Marcello as soon as possible. Must be a Georgian Court University student. The trip is open to all students in the GCU community with priority given to Digital Communication majors and  minors.

Italian Adventure Georgian Court

Dates: June 29-July 18     (19 days/18 nights) $2200 per person (plus air)

Includes: All tours, 1 opera, stay for 18 nights, private tour guide, all breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners, all transportation, entrance fees, daily Italian conversation, cooking lesson, workshops and free time. (round trip air from Newark to Rome from Milan to Newark)

Overnight Accommodations

12143076_10206731453577340_8596903044712269807_n3 nights in Rome; 1 night in Verona; 14 nights at Villa in Bedonia, Parma

All transportation including train, bus and ferry tickets.

Departure: June 29 (leave) -30 (arrival), 2015


Arrival in Rome, Italy

Wed.-Thursday June 30th, July 1st, July 2nd: Rome, Visit the Vatican, (Sistine Chapel and the Vatican city) the Coliseum, The Holy Steps, Trevi Fountain, etc. with English/Italian private tour guide.

Sun. July 3: Train to Verona. It is the city where Shakespeare got his story for Romeo and Juliette. We will visit the city see the architecture, Juliette’s Balcony, The shops, etc. See the opera “Aida” in the arena. Spend the night.

Monday, July 412079256_10206731450217256_3920523199273701476_n: Lake Garda, visit the town of Sirmione, hop the ferry to Lazise, lunch on own, free time (swimming optional), back to the villa, dinner included.

Tuesday July 5:Breakfast/Italian conversation/Meet with Department of Tourism/Free time, dinner included.

Wednesday July 6: Breakfast/Parmesan Cheese Factory /Swimming Hole/appetizers & drinks at the villa/dinner on own


Thursday July 7: Breakfast/Italian conversation/Cinque Terra Tour, Dinner on own.

Friday July 8:  Breakfast/Italian conversation//Medieval Town/free time, dinner on own. Out door Movie downtown.

Sat. July 9: Breakfast/Italian conversation/Mountain Hike, bag lunch /free time, dinner on own.

Sun. July 10: Breakfast/Italian conversation/Trattorria, live music/Italian dancing with the locals and lunch included, dinner on own.

Mon. July 11: Breakfast/Italian conversation/workshop/shopping at open air market for food/cooking lesson, dinner (what you cook).

Tue. July 12 Breakfast/Italian Conversation/Workshop/Free time, dinner on own.

Wed. July 13: Breakfast/Workshop (dinner included)

Thur. July 14: Breakfast/Italian conversation/ Proschitto Factory/Castle at Torrechiara, Lunch included, dinner on own.

Fri. July 15: Breakfast/Italian conversation/Workshop/free time, dinner on own.

Sat. July 16: Breakfast/Italian conversation/Pool or swimming hole at river/free time, dinner on own.

Sun. July 17: Breakfast. Shopping and Visit to the city of Parma, The Camera di San Paolo (Paintings by Correggio), Duomo, shopping, etc. dinner on own.

Mon. July 18: Departure from Milano

Price includes: Hotel in Rome, Private Guide in Rome, Omni Pass, train to Verona, Hotel in Verona, tickets to Aida, transportation from Verona to the villa, 5 tours within a 2 hour radius of the villa, 14 night stay at the villa, all your breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners, entrance fees mentioned on tours, transportation to/from tour spots, English/Italian speaking tour guide, Italian Conversation lessons, Cooking lessons, 1 evening of appetizers & drinks, Free time.

*Any free time can be spent in town, at the villa, at the public pool, or at the swimming hole at the river.

Schedule is subject to change due to weather or other unexpected events.  Dinners can be added at a small  additional cost. Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, communal TV lounge, blow dryers and kitchens on premises.


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Dr. Gina Marcello is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, Graphic Design & Multimedia at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ.