Throughout the program, field trips may be made to several of the following major historical and artistic centers. Florence, Siena, Perugia, Urbino, Sansepolcro, Arezzo, Assisi, Pompeii, Paestum, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Ravenna, are some examples of sites visited in the past. Overnight trips will be made to Rome and Venice. Most field trips occur on the weekend and vary per session. The buses for a typical field trip leave Cortona at 7:30 am and travel to the destination. In the company of professors whose classes require visits to a certain site, students have an opportunity to visit monuments, museums or other works of art first hand. At the end of the day, buses meet the group at a pre-appointed place and are re-loaded typically between 4-5pm in order to return to Cortona in time for dinner. Lunch while on field trips is on your own. If you fail to meet the return bus at the pre-appointed time, return travel to Cortona is on your own.