Italy travel-study set for March
The Messenger 10.26.07
The University of Tennessee at Martin will conduct an educational tour to historic Sicily and Southern Italy March 7-17, 2008.
Sicily and Southern Italy were, at one time or another, dominated by the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans and Spaniards. The tour is open to the public.
Participants will visit Palermo to see the Palatine Chapel, Selinunte to see the Dorian Temples and the Acropolis, Syracuse to see the archaeological center, Taormina and on to the Valley of Temples and Mount Etna. They will take the ferry across the Straits of Messina, drive along the Western coast of Italy, tour the cities of Positano, Amalfi, Revello, Salerno and Sorrento, take a boat to the Isle of Capri, tour the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, view Vesuvius and tour Naples.
As Rick Steves states in his tour book, “Naples is a barrel of cultural monkeys and Italy in the extreme … Serene Sorrento … is the gateway to the much loved Amalfi Coast. From the jet-setting island of Capri to the stunning scenery of the Amalfi Coast, from ancient Pompeii to even more ancient Paestum … this is Italy’s coast with the most.”
For complete information and cost for the Sicily and Southern Italy tour, contact Sandra Baker, director of the UT Martin Tennessee Intensive English Program and International Admissions, at (731) 881-7352; Stan Sieber, professor of history, at (731) 881-7467; or the Center for Global Studies and International Education at (731) 881-1023.