2014 Itinerary

Study Tour to Italy: Itinerary

Tuesday, May 20 

  • Travel from New Haven to Italy

Wednesday, May 21 | Ravenna

  • Visit Basilica di Sant’Appolinare in Classe
  • Introduction to Ravenna: Gabriel Radle, Peter Hawkins, Bryan Spinks
  • Community Dinner at Ca’ de Ven

Thursday, May 22 | Ravenna

  • Tour of San Vitale Complex
  • Walking tour of the city: Sant’Appolinare Nuovo, ancient bishop’s residence, Dante’s tomb, Arian and Orthodox baptistries

Friday, May 23 | Siena

  • Visit Contrada della Giraffa
  • Lecture on St. Catherine of Siena by Margot Fassler, Intro to Palio and Contrado by Pazit Barki
  • Walking tour of Siena–Palazzo Pubblico to San Domenico

Saturday, May 24 | Siena

  • Visit Siena Duomo, Baptistery & Duomo Museum
  • Tour of Tuscan vineyard

Sunday, May 25 | Florence

  • Introduction to Florence by Gabriel Radle, Florentine litarary tradition by Peter Hawkins
  • Optional: Attend Sunday liturgy at Duomo
  • Small group tours: Pitti Palace & Boboli Gardens; Uffizi Gallery; Accademia and Museum of San Marco
  • Optional: Visit to San Miniato Monastery; Vespers at San Miniato Monastery 

Monday, May 26 | Florence 

  • Visit Florence Baptistry and Duomo
  • Visit Santa Maria Novella
  • Visit Santa Croce and Dante House
  • Lecture at Duomo Conference Center by Giordano Mastocola on the Florentine Camerata

Tuesday, May 27 | Orvieto

  • Visit Cathedral of Orvieto
  • Travel to Rome
  • Walking tour of central Rome

Wednesday, May 28 |Rome

  • Tour of Vatican: Pio Christian Museum; Pinacoteca; Sistine Chapel
  • Tour St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Optional: 90-minute walking tour with Yale professor Virginia Jewiss

Thursday, May 29 | Rome

  • Visit to Caelian Hill, tours of San Clemente Basilica, Quattro Coronati, S. Stefano Rotundo, Santa Maria in Dominica
  • Ancient Rome-small group excursions: Mosaics Yesterday and Today; Roman Forum & Colosseum
  • Optional: Sleeping Beauty Ballet at Teatro costanzi

Friday, May 30 | Rome

  • Tours of Late Antique/Medieval Rome: Catacombe di Priscilla; Basilica of Sant’Agnese Fuori le Mura; Mausoleum of Constantina
  • Organ tour: Mascioni organ
  • Visit to Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music
    • Roundtable discussion on “Studying and Living Theology and the Sacred Arts in Rome” with professors and students from pontifical universities and institutes Participants
    • Schola Gregorina choir rehearsal
    • First Vespers for the Feast of the Institute

Saturday, May 31 | Rome

  • Renaissance and Baroque Rome: guided small group excursions to Borghese Gallery; Church of the Gesu and Chiesa Nuova; Caravaggio Walk
  • Organ tour: Chiesa Nuova
  • Guided tour of Lateran Complex and Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
  • Tour of Trastevere area (Tiber Island, Santa Cecilia, San Crisogono, Santa Maria in Trastevere)
  • Visit with leaders of the Sant’Egidio Community, followed by mass at Santa Maria in Trastevere

Sunday, June 1 | Rome

  • Optional Visit to St. Peter’s Basilica for multiple simultaneous masses
  • Optional solemn mass sung by Schola at SS. Trinita’ Dei Pellegrini
  • ​Free time OR small group excursions: Borghese Gallery; Anglican Rome tour; organ tour of Santa Maria Trastevere
  • Optional: Meet at Caravita Oratorio for ecumenical Evensong
  • Optional visit to Jewish Ghetto
  • Community dinner at Il Pompiere

Monday, June 2 

  • Travel from Rome to New Haven