Along with traditional classroom instruction, a considerable portion of the teaching in the Arezzo Program takes place on location—before a painting in a museum or a monument inside a church, in a Roman archeological site, in an observatory, in a medieval castle, in a Renaissance palace, or in an urban or natural setting.
The photo essays below illustrate cultural events in Arezzo and nearby towns as well as course-related study visits to the cities and towns of northern, central, and southern Italy. Venice, Pisa, Siena, Rome, Capri, and Naples are among the destinations.
- Photo Essays
- Grand Tour
- Experience the Culture
- Peace Studies at Rondine
- Study-Related Trips
- The Joust
When the Arezzo program is not in session, there are still many activities to get involved in. Italian Evenings, visitors from Italy, and the Boccaccio Fest are just a few.
- February 10 - 15, 2008
- Donna Logan, Director on Location of the Arezzo Program, and Monica Capacci, Assistant Director, guided a delegation of nineteen students from the University of Siena/Arezzo (UNISI) in a visit at the University of Rochester.
- Visitors from Italy 2008
- February 11, 2008
- UNISI Students and UR students gathered with Italian Faculty, Arezzo Program Faculty, and the Study Abroad Director for an Italian Evening/Serata Italiana to celebrate Italian Studies on campus and in Arezzo.
- Italian Evening/Serata Italiana 2008
- February 13, 2008
- Nearly 40 alumni and friends gathered at the New York apartment of Dr. Arnold Lisio ’56, ‘60M (MD) and Dr. Anne Moore Lisio to hear Donna Logan speak about the Arezzo Program. The evening’s host, Dr. Arnold Lisio greeted guests and told them of his great pleasure at discovering the existence of the Arezzo Program as he contemplated a gift to his 50th College reunion in 2006 as well as the opportunity to visit last summer. Dean of the College, Richard Feldman, also talked about the increasing emphasis on study abroad and international programs in the College’s academic offerings. A number of Arezzo “alumni” attended and shared with other guests their positive experiences and happy memories as participants in this distinctive University of Rochester program.
- View a selection of images from the presentation
- February 14, 2008
- ROMANCE: Not all it’s Cracked Up to be! The DECAMERON on Stage. A bilingual, semi-dramatized delivery of Boccaccio’s most amusing stories. Skillfully presented by illustrious members of the UR community. Sponsored by the Italian Program (Department of Modern Languages and Cultures), the Medieval Society, and the College.
- Boccaccio Fest 2008
Decameron IV, 2
Decameron VII, 4
Decameron VIII, 3
Decameron III, 10
Decameron IX, 3
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