Smith Prep Academy

Thursday, February 26

Today you depart the United States on your overnight flight to Florence, naturally meals will be served and optional in-flight entertainment will be offered. Please refer to your flight schedule for pertinent details.

Friday, February 27th

Upon arrival to Florence a guided tour of the city is planned including the Academia after checking in to your hotel. Dinner Included.

Saturday, February 28th

Begin today with a visit to the Uffizi. Other highlights this afternoon may include visiting the Medici Chapel, shopping in the straw market and open-air market, visiting a leather factory and strolling across the Ponte-Vecchio to see the gold and silver shops.

Sunday, March 1st

This morning you will bid farewell to Florence as you travel to Naples by train. On arrival in Naples you will enjoy a visit to the Naples Archeological Museum before continuing to Sorrento for the evening.

Monday, March 2nd

Today you will enjoy leisure to discover Sorrento with your tour leader. You may optionally wish to visit the Isle of Capri, or simply browse the markets in Sorrento.

Tuesday, March 3rd

This morning you will depart Sorrento for Rome. Along the way you will enjoy a visit to the archaeological site of Pompeii, a window into a bygone era. Here, the Roman Empire speaks directly to you through glimpses of ancient everyday life and real people frozen in time since the city’s burial by Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD.

Wednesday, March 4th

Begin today with a guided city tour including the Colosseum and Forum. Later this afternoon enjoy a guided visit to the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.

Thursday, March 5th

Dedicate today to exploring Rome with your tour leader to include such sights as the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi fountain, and much more. You may optionally wish to visit such sights as San Pietro in Vincoli, Castle Sant Angelo, the temple of Minerva, or many others.

Friday March 6th

On your last day in Rome, enjoy a scenic ride along the Via Appia Antica to the Catacombs. Later this afternoon save time for last minute shopping including a stop for gelato on your last evening in Rome. Farewell Dinner.

Saturday, March 7th

You will depart Rome for your flight back to the United States, taking with you unforgettable memories of your journey.