Travel Excursions

1st Annual Art & Photography Travel Excursion

Italy September 2018: THE SPLENDORS of ROME and the Amalfi Coast

Instructors: Irene Hill and Ralph Papa

To all who love art or photography… AND travel. The Creative Arts School has an exciting, new opportunity just for you! We’re proud to announce our 1st annual ART/PHOTOGRAPHY TRAVEL EXCURSION to ITALY. Your creative journey will be led by our own talented and well-traveled instructors, RALPH PAPA, artist and IRENE HILL, photographer. Combined, they have over 40 years of travel knowledge and group tour experience!

This trip is the perfect marriage between your drive for creative expression, travel and your appreciation of all things Italian. Indulge yourself with all your passions for travel, art, and photography as we start our journey in the “Eternal city,” Rome, where you’ll discover some of the most memorable landmarks such as the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps, the magical Trevi Fountain, among many others led by local expert guides. Then, relax and say “Ciao, ciao!” to Rome as you make your way to Southern Italy and the lively town of Sorrento, the perfect gateway to the gorgeous Amalfi Coast. From Sorrento, you will explore the surrounding area, and visit the awe-inspiring villages of Amalfi along the ‘Costiera.’ Be inspired by the Mediterranean-chic town of Positano, where you’ll spend the day exploring, relaxing on the beach, taking pictures, making sketches of the dramatic coastline and capturing the charm of this quaint village. Breathe as you witness the first-class view of the coastline from the sea and Ravello with its aristocratic villas clinging to the mountainside and vast views of lemon orchards planted on terraced cliffs. “I will have a Limoncello please!” Of course, while on the Amalfi Coast, you’ll experience the spectacular island of Capri. Get lost in this beautiful Mediterranean island retreat – ride the cable car up to Capri town, visit the remains of Emperor Tiberius’s Villa Jovis, or take a cab up to the old town of Anacapri. Enjoy a picturesque walk to the top of the island, while passing by fragrant groves of chestnut, pine, lemon, and olive trees, and rose gardens spilling over elegant villa walls. Alternatively, go for a memorable boat tour around the island, where you’ll have the chance to go into the Blue Grotto. The island is an ideal place where painters, photographers, and artists can simply relax, enjoy the beauty of nature and wait for the inspiration to wash over them like the salty Mediterranean breezes. You will return to the Eternal City for the last two nights of your trip. Visit more amazing historical sites, such as a Vatican tour guided by a local, licensed City Guide, the impressive St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which include Michelangelo’s head-tilting and jaw-dropping masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel.

Impara qualcosa di nuovo!

(Translation – Learn something new!)

OLD SCHOOL SQUARE 2018 ART/PHOTOGRAPHY ITALY TOUR

9 days/8 nights excursion | September 1st – September 9th, 2018

Trip package $4,875.00 per person in double-occupancy room.

Airfare to and from Rome is not included in price.

For more information, Contact Sharon Morgan

Director of the Creative Arts School, smorgan@oldschool.org