This past summer College of Business alumni, faculty, and friends traveled to Italy. The trip began in Milan and continued on to Verona, Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples, Palermo, and Capri. It was a once in a lifetime experience! Some of the highlights included a boat tour around the island of Capri, a day trip to the medieval town of Erice, eating a panini from a street vendor in Sicily, and a surprise torrential rain storm in Florence! Some travelers visited the Vatican, while others toured the Catacombs and Crypts. In addition, we consumed tremendous amounts of Italian food ranging from steak florentine to simple prosciutto panini. There was wine and espresso daily, along with delicious desserts such as baba, cannoli, and tiramisu! Luckily, we were able to walk most of it off during the day! It was definitely an adventure.
The group traveled throughout Italy on a Gran Turismo bus with an experienced driver. He gave us great advice about where and what to eat, places to see, and was always ready to help with a translation when needed! It was a great way to see Italy! Traveling by bus was safe and much easier than traveling by train. It was also much more comfortable! In addition, by the end of the trip we all made new friends. There was a wide range of people from all different backgrounds, which made the trip much more interesting! Another benefit of the trip was that even though we were traveling together, we were not locked into tours or group events, so everyone could move at their own pace and see what interested them the most. Of course almost everyone grouped up to enjoy the sights together.
The trip was such a success that we are doing it again and this time you are invited! This summer we are visiting Italy for 15 days, from June 26-July 9. We will visit Milan, Lake Como, Turin, Genoa, the Italian Riviera, Lucca, and Fiesole/Florence.
For more information about the Summer 2015 trip, contact Amy McMillan at email@example.com!