UGA Cortona Excursions
UGA Cortona students visit Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza in Roma.

UGA Cortona Italy Studies Abroad programs typically spend three days touring Roma, visiting sites of artistic, historic, and cultural significance. This exploration begins with a walking tour, one that includes Castel Sant’Angelo, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, and other sites in Central Roma.

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UGA Cortona Program Director Chris Robinson leads students to the Ponte Sant’Angelo.
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Piazza Navona features Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s iconic Fontana dei Fiumi (Fountain of Rivers).

Students experience the great monuments of the Roman Republican and Empire, making visits to the Foro Romano (Roman Forum), Arco di Costantino (Arch of Constantine), Colosseum, and Colonna Traiana (Column of Trajan). 

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UGA Cortona students and faculty visit the Foro Romano.
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The Tempio di Antonino e Faustina in the Foro Romano in Roma.

A visit to the Musei Vaticani (Vatican Museums) presents students with a full historical survey of Italian masterworks, culminating in Michelangelo’s Cappella Sistina (Sistine Chapel).

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UGA Cortona students in the Pinacoteca of the Musei Vaticani.

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Students travel to the other side of the city to view sculptures by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, paintings by Caravaggio, and many other works in the Galleria Borghese, a former villa located in Roma’s beautiful Villa Borghese park.

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Students view Bernini’s Rape of Proserpina in the Galleria Borghese.

While in transit between these major destinations, students have plenty of time to experience Roma’s wonderfully vibrant visual culture, including contemporary museums and galleries, street art, and thousands of architectural masterworks.

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UGA Cortona students visit William Kentridge’s Triumphs and Laments mural on the banks of the Tiber River.

 

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No visit to Roma is complete without a morning visit to the historic bar Sant’Eustachio Il Caffè for a cappuccino.