Photo from the Amalfi coast.

Portrait of Italy

October 3, 2020 - October 18, 2020
Price starting at: $5,374

From the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to eternal Rome, through the gentle Umbrian and Tuscan countryside to treasured Venice, this wide-ranging, small-group tour showcases ancient sites, contemporary life, priceless art, and unique accommodations. Head to the storied Amalfi Coast, experiencing this stunning region by sea and by land and visiting Pompeii’s exquisite ruins. Continuing on to the Eternal City, tour the Colosseum, the Forum, monumental St. Peter’s Square, and the sublime Sistine Chapel, and explore independently. Stay in Italy’s “green heart” of Umbria, enjoying a cooking demonstration in Orvieto and a visit to beloved Assisi. Journeying to alluring Tuscany, tour splendid Siena. Discover Florence, living monument to the Renaissance, and encounter classic Tuscany in the hill town of San Gimignano. Sample a local winery’s offerings before concluding your tour in wondrous Venice. Savor more time in Venice on an optional three-day/two-night post-tour extension. Economy airfare included in tour price.Read More>

Host Bio

Christopher Kleinhenz is the Carol Mason Kirk Professor Emeritus of Italian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he taught Italian literature of the Due- and Trecento, manuscript studies, and art and literature in medieval Italy for almost forty years (1968-2007). He has led numerous trips to Italy and the Mediterranean world for the UW Division of Continuing Studies and the WAA, and is fluent in Italian and very knowledgeable about Italian life and culture. He will provide insights into the history and culture of Italy over the past two millennia.