Italy Trip

Thayer's Art Trip to Italy
June 2023
Trip Leaders: Brynn Wartman, Anni Zukauskas, and Kelly Hines


Consider the deeper meaning of "Beautiful Italy" as you experience its art, history, and culture. In Venice, cars and roads give way to gondolas and canals, redefining what a city can be. The world's best collection of Renaissance art awaits in Florence. In Rome, behold Michelangelo's take on creation at the Sistine Chapel and retrace the footsteps of ancient Romans at the Colosseum. And in Pompeii, walk the streets of the elite as you explore a town ravaged by Mt. Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago. 

What's included in the tour

  • Round-trip airfare to and from tour
  • On-tour transportation
  • Quality hotel accommodations
  • A 24-hour tour director and local, licensed guide
  • Guided tours and activities
  • Educational Itinerary
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (daily)
  • 24/7 emergency assistance

This tour is perfect for students who:

  • Are interested in immersing themselves in the beautiful culture of Italy
  • Want to learn more about Italian life and traditional customs
  • Have a passion for art and architecture, poetry, music, and theater

Trip cost

The cost of the trip is $4,100.01. Thayer Academy may offer limited financial assistance toward the cost of the trip to those students who apply.

Application and travel documents

Open to students in grades 9 - 11.

Each student’s application will be given a fair and thorough consideration before the selection committees. Criteria for selection will include: general citizenship; academic and disciplinary standing; seriousness of purpose for the trip; and if appropriate, dedication to the study of language, culture, and community service experience. Please note that any past disciplinary issues could affect your placement on a senior project trip.

Communication regarding payment dates, vaccinations and forms necessary to travel will come from the individual trip chaperones.

Note: The student's passport must be valid for six (6) months after the return date of the trip.

Venus de Milo

Itinerary (Tentative): June 11-20, 2023
Day 1

Overnight travel to Milan

Day 2

Meet tour director at the airport and travel to Venice

Day 3

Take ferry to Venice

  • Explore St. Mark's Square
  • Travel down the Grand Canal
  • Head to the island of Burano by water taxi to see a glass-blowing demonstration
  • Enjoy a gondola ride
Day 4-5

Travel to Florence

  • See the Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Basilica of Santa Croce, Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, and the Uffizi
  • Explore Florence and tour the town
Day 6

Travel via Assisi to Rome

  • Visit the Basilica of St. Francis and tour the town 

Day 7

  • Tour the Roman Forum and Colosseum
  • Take a guided tour of Vatican City
  • See the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
  • On a self-guided walking tour of Rome, see the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and the Spanish Steps
Day 8

Bonus Day in Pompeii

  • After a guided tour, enjoy lunch and free time before returning to Rome for dinner
Day 9 Return home



Brynn Wartman

Director of Karen & Ted Koskores Gallery and Artist-in-Residence Program
Trip to Italy