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.
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).
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).
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.
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.