Our Programs in Italy offer educational travel opportunities in various Italian cities. Each program addresses the art, history, food, wine and culture of a specific city (Florence, Rome, Venice or Siena) or of a specific Italian region (Northern Italy). Group size is normally limited to approximately 10 people in order to create an intimate learning environment.
All of our Programs in Italy can also be scheduled and customized upon request for friends, family and colleagues traveling to Italy outside of our scheduled program dates.
Why Travel with Rocky?
Rocky brings more than 20 years of academic and professional experience to you.
Learn Art History
Immerse yourself in Renaissance culture and the extraordinary artistic heritage of Italy.
"What is the Renaissance? Spend one day with Rocky Ruggiero and you will have your answer. Rocky brings the Renaissance to life in a manner that befits both the student and the scholar, eloquently weaving the paintings, sculptures and architecture of the age into his narrative. ”
LISA MARIE BROWNE
Executive Board of Directors, Friends of the Uffizi
“Rocky is a star and with him you will experience the hidden Florence and see what life was truly like in the 14th Century. Never has an art education been so enjoyable.”
Vice Chairman, The Wonderful Company
“Rocky is absolutely one of the most articulate and knowledgeable experts on the history and art of Florence and Tuscany. He is also a blast to be with for an afternoon or an extended course or event. He also knows food and wine and where to enjoy it.”
Edgar M. Cullman
Managing Member, Culbro, LLC
“The thing that made Rocky so valuable was his ability to build a story that placed a building, painting or architectural feature in its historical context. Sometimes I felt that he was a composer, using a path through a museum to build towards an artistic climax.”
Vance Lemmon, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine