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Bevill State Announces Trip to Italy


February 01, 2013

Bevill State Community College will take its first overseas educational trip scheduled to Italy from May 15-24, 2013. The trip is open to students and members of the community.

The 10-day itinerary will include visits to Venice, Florence, Assisi, Rome, the Sorrento region and Pompeii with optional side trips to Pisa and Capri. Among the many attractions participants will visit are St. Mark’s Square, the Grand Canal and the Doges’ Palace in Venice; the Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Chiesa di Santa Croce, and Gates of Paradise in Florence; the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi; and the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Pantheon, and Trevi Fountain in Rome.

The cost of the trip ranges from $3,700, and includes roundtrip airfare from Birmingham, eight overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms, breakfast daily and five local dinners, a full-time bilingual local guide, ground transportation, guided tours, and admission costs for included attractions. Tour arrangements are made through educational tour provider EF College Study Tours. Participants may enroll online at
http://www.efcollegestudytours.com/preview-tour.aspx?gt=1289836 or by calling 800-873-2250 and referencing tour 1289836. A $125 late enrollment fee will be added after February 9.

The itinerary for the trip includes:
Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy.
Day 2: Arrive Milan, travel to Venice.
Day 3: Venice – Tour of Venice includes St. Mark’s Square, the Grand Canal, Doge’s Palace.
Day 4: Travel to Florence.
Day 5: Florence – Tour of Florence includes Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Chiesa di Santa Croce, Gates of Paradise, the Duomo.
Day 6: Assisi - Travel to Assisi with tour including the Basilica of St. Francis.
Day 7: Pompeii, Sorrento region - Travel to Pompeii with tour including the Roman ruins. Continue to the Sorrento region.
Day 8: Sorrento region, Rome.
Day 9: Rome – Tour the Vatican City, including the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica. Tour of Rome including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and free time for visiting the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and Spanish Steps. Bed Bath and Beyond printable coupon
Day 10: Depart for home.

For more information about the trip, contact Holly Trawick at 205-387-0511 ext. 5715 or htrawick@bscc.edu.


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