"A unique interdisciplinary study abroad program."
Experience Italy and the Tuscany Region
The University of Rochester continues to offer a semester-long study program in Arezzo, one of the most attractive cities in central Italy. Rich in history and intellectual and artistic tradition, Arezzo is a modern, dynamic, and welcoming city in which your encounter with the Italian language and culture will be authentic, fulfilling, and unforgettable.
February 2013—Visitors from Arezzo
Donna Logan, Arezzo Program Director will be at the University of Rochester from February 11 - 23. Also visiting is Professor Federico Siniscalco. He teaches at the University of Siena, and is the instructor of Cultural Studies and History for the Arezzo Program.
Alessandra Baroni, Art History Instructor for the Arezzo Program will be in residence from February 18 - 22. Professor Baroni is Curator of the Museum and Barolini Collection of the Fraternita dei Laici in Arezzo.
Donna Logan will hold information meetings for students interested in the Arezzo Program. All meetings will be held in Dewey 2-110C:
- Tuesday, February 12 at 3:00 PM
- Thursday, February 14 at 11:00 AM
- Monday, February 18 at 4:00 PM
The Eternal City and the
Grand Tour in Southern Italy
The program opens with four days in Rome and Ostia together with Prof. Renato Perucchio studying Roman Engineering. This is followed by a magnificent Grand Tour of some of most spectacular archaeological sites of Roman Southern Italy. In Rome, we focus our attention on the public buildings erected by the Emperors: basilicas, temples, baths, theaters, and the amphitheater (the Colosseum). In Ostia, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae,and Baiae, moving around private houses and public spaces, visiting temples, baths, theaters, and palaestras we experience the life of a Roman city while carefully exploring its technology. Throughout our visits, we compare aspects of technology (and Roman life in general) in a small provincial setting (Pompeii and Herculaneum), in the imperial trade center (Ostia), and in Rome.
2012 Program Highlights:
- Grand Tour of the most spectacular Greek and Roman archaeological sites of Italy including Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Paestum
- Introduction to Roman engineering and building technology in Rome, Ostia Antica, and Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli
- Study visits to the medieval and Renaissance landmarks of Tuscany
- The Joust of the Saracen: The Middle Ages comes alive in Arezzo
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