Excursions

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Rome programs. All excursions are subject to change.

Spring

AMALFI COAST: POMPEII, SORRENTO, CAPRI

In the region of Campania, thousands of years of history and myth, exceptional natural beauty and vibrant, colorful towns coexist in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. The volcano dominates the region and overlooks the Amalfi Coast, with its rocky cliffs dotted with towns such as Sorrento, offering great shopping and dining as well as breathtaking sea views. The ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, at once destroyed and preserved by a volcanic eruption in 79AD, reveal ancient Roman life, while the enchanting islands of Capri and Ischia offer beautiful Mediterranean beaches and stunning scenery.

FLORENCE

Florence is a city that welcomes visitors, artists and students to walk its streets, to relive past discoveries in the arts and sciences and to glimpse the rich history that permeates every inch of the city. Florence is situated on the banks of the Arno River, surrounded by rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. Some of the medieval artisan traditions are still alive today, as seen in the daily open-air markets. API introduces students to the sights, sounds and art that embrace a visitor at every turn in the flowering city of Florence.

TUSCANY

To explore the wonders the Tuscany region has to offer is a relaxing and incomparable experience. The area features many hilltop towns, famous for the production of wine and olive oil. Thanks to ancient volcanic activity, natural hot springs are plentiful in the region. Of course, no visit to this region would be complete without a stop in one of these towns: Siena, San Gimignano, Pienza, Cortona, Arezzo, or Montepulciano.

Fall

AMALFI COAST: POMPEII, SORRENTO, CAPRI

In the region of Campania, thousands of years of history and myth, exceptional natural beauty and vibrant, colorful towns coexist in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. The volcano dominates the region and overlooks the Amalfi Coast, with its rocky cliffs dotted with towns such as Sorrento, offering great shopping and dining as well as breathtaking sea views. The ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, at once destroyed and preserved by a volcanic eruption in 79AD, reveal ancient Roman life, while the enchanting islands of Capri and Ischia offer beautiful Mediterranean beaches and stunning scenery.

FLORENCE

Florence is a city that welcomes visitors, artists and students to walk its streets, to relive past discoveries in the arts and sciences and to glimpse the rich history that permeates every inch of the city. Florence is situated on the banks of the Arno River, surrounded by rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. Some of the medieval artisan traditions are still alive today, as seen in the daily open-air markets. API introduces students to the sights, sounds and art that embrace a visitor at every turn in the flowering city of Florence.

TUSCANY

To explore the wonders the Tuscany region has to offer is a relaxing and incomparable experience. The area features many hilltop towns, famous for the production of wine and olive oil. Thanks to ancient volcanic activity, natural hot springs are plentiful in the region. Of course, no visit to this region would be complete without a stop in one of these towns: Siena, San Gimignano, Pienza, Cortona, Arezzo, or Montepulciano.

Italy Florence Duomo
Italy Florence Boat Under Bridge
Italy Florence Mopeds
Italy Florence City From Above
Italy Florence At Night
Italy Florence River
Italy Florence Duomo From Tower
Italy Florence Duomo From Side
Italy Florence Duomo Ceiling
Italy Florence Painting On Sidewalk
Italy Florence Duomo