Short-term study tours offer a great opportunity to gain exposure to another culture. For students who prefer to travel with a group, this programs provides an excellent option to explore different countries. 


Italy - ColosseumOur Spring 2023 Bob Blanton Study Tour will begin in Rome and move northward to the Alps and Milan. Of course, the highlight of any visit to this part of Italy is Tuscany, where we will visit not only Florence, but also an interesting ancient town nearby (Lucca). We will also spend a couple of days in the Lake District of Italy, especially Lake Como and Bellagio. 

2023 Itinerary Overview:

Day 1 – Tuesday, April 25
Flight to Rome

Day 2 – Wednesday, April 26
Walking tour of Rome, includes the Colosseum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain and more.

Day 3 – Thursday, April 27
Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s Basilica

Day 4 – Friday, April 28
Travel to Florence and tour 

Day 5 – Saturday, April 29

Italy Villa LaGaetaDay 6 – Sunday, April 30
Florence, Cooking Class

Day 7 – Monday, May 1
Milan and Lake Como

Day 8 – Tuesday, May 2
Lake Como and Varenna

Day 9 – Wednesday, May 3
Lake Como and Bellagio

Day 10 – Thursday, May 4
Depart Milan to Charlotte

More information about the Rome-Northward to the Alps Study Tour trip

How to Apply:

Students must reserve their spot by submitting the attached form.  Please note that the deadline to submit your form and deposit is Jan. 30, 2023. 

If you have any questions you can contact Bob Blanton at


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