Faculty-Led: Agricultural Business - 11 Days

Brussels & Rome

Program Highlights & Inclusions

  • Professional ETA Tour Manager throughout your trip
  • Transportation throughout your trip
  • Guided city tour of Brussels
  • Visit to the European Commission Visitors Center
  • Visit to European Commission Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Belgian Chocolate Factory tour
  • Guided tour of Ancient Rome
  • Admission to the Coliseum and Roman Forum
  • Visit to Piazza Navona
  • Visit to the Pantheon
  • Visit the Trevi Fountain
  • Visit to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization
  • Guided tour of Vatican City
  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica
  • Visit to Ostia Antica
  • Guided tour of an Organic Farm
  • Free time in Salerno
  • Tour of a Mozzarella di Bufala Cheese Factory
  • Visit to Local Vineyard
  • Visit to an Organic Olive Oil Mill

  • Daily Itinerary

    Day 1

    You'll depart on your flight.

    Day 2

    Your bus will pick you up and take you to your hotel.

    You'll arrive at your hotel and leave your luggage in storage. If your rooms are ready, you'll check in.

    You'll take a guided Brussels city tour and discover the gothic and neo-classical architecture of the palaces and churches in the historic city center. You'll pass by the impressive UNESCO site, the Grand Palace, the Hotel de Ville and Royal Palace while you learn about the mix of cultures and traditions that make the city a perfect home for the numerous institutions of the EU hosted here.

    Tonight you will enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

    Day 3

    You'll have breakfast.

    You'll visit the European Commission Visitors Center and get an introduction on the role of the European Commission within the European Union.

    You'll visit the European Commission Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. You will learn about and discuss the common agricultural policy and hear how the department tackles issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss and sustainable management of natural resources.

    You'll have time for a class discussion.

    Day 4

    You'll have breakfast.

    You'll visit a Belgian chocolate factory and learn about the production of the world famous treat which has been an important part of the Belgian economy and culture since its introduction in the 17th century. You'll see the chocolate making process and taste different variations of chocolate.

    You'll have free time on your last day in Brussels to explore.

    Day 5

    You'll depart on your flight to Rome.

    You'll have breakfast.

    Your bus will pick you up and take you to the airport for your flight to Rome.

    Your bus will pick you up and take you to your hotel.

    You'll arrive at your hotel and store your luggage with the bellman. If your rooms are ready, you will check in.

    You'll enjoy a half day of exploring Ancient Rome with visits to such famous sights as the Coliseum and Roman Forum with a professional and knowledgeable guide.

    You will see the Coliseum, the largest amphitheater in the world. Emperor Vespasian began in 70 AD and was finished in 80 AD by his son Titus. Emperor Domitian (81-96) made further modifications. These three emperors are known as the Flavian dynasty and the Coliseum is also known as the Flavian amphitheater and is one of the greatest works of Roman engineering and architecture that the world still enjoys today. Crowds between 50,000 and 80,000, and even the emperor himself, attended gladiatorial contests, animal hunts, mock sea skirmishes, mythological dramas and famous battles. You'll continue on to the Roman Forum, the epicenter of the Roman Empire and the heart of public life. You'll see the remnants of Roman public buildings and squares where parades, elections and commerce took place.

    You'll have time for a class discussion.

    You'll visit the popular Piazza Navona. It is built on the ancient Stadium of Domitian, also known as Circus Agonalis-built in 85 AD. This square could hold up to 30,000 spectators watching the contests just a few feet in front of them. Today Piazza Navona is a charming place with shops, restaurants and vendors. Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers sits in the center of the Piazza.

    The Pantheon gave Michelangelo his inspiration for St. Peter’s Basilica. Experts see the Pantheon as an icon of Roman architectural perfection. It was built as a Roman temple and later converted into a church when Christendom entered Italy. Marvel at the bronze doors each weighing 20 tons. They were once covered in gold! Look up to see a perfectly round oculus, in the dome’s center. Brilliant Roman architects gently sloped the floor to allow for convenient drainage when it rained. The Pantheon is an important burial place for several noted figures including artist Raphael. Still being an active church, the Pantheon is a popular place for weddings. If you close your eyes, you might just be able to imagine an ancient Roman wedding and how they lived, in this wonder of ancient and modern civilization.

    The Trevi Fountain is one of the most famous places in ancient and modern history. Experience the “scenes of Italy” as locals and tourists mix. See where a young maiden revealed the secret water’s source to a group of Roman soldiers. The Trevi Fountain, was the ending point for the aqueduct created from this legend. These pictures are depicted on the upper level. While Neptune, the statue’s focal point, sits astride two horses on the water’s below. Each horse is guided by a triton-a mythological divinity. One horse is calm while the other is restless symbolizing the different tempers of the sea. Test the legend by throwing two coins in the fountain, one ensures a return trip to Rome while the other promises new romance.

    Day 6

    You'll have breakfast.

    You'll visit the Food and Agricultural Organization and learn about their initiatives on agricultural and consumer protections around the world. If there is a meeting in session, you will observe the session.

    You'll enjoy a half day of exploring Vatican City and take a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica.

    You'll take a guided tour through Vatican City including St. Peter's Basilica and square and the Vatican Museums. You'll see the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio and Raphael right next door to one of the world’s spiritual leaders. You'll have an up close looks at masterpieces like the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo, the Chapel of Beato Angelico, the collection in the Raphael Rooms and Loggia and the Borgia Apartments.

    Day 7

    You'll have breakfast.

    You'll visit Ostia Antica, a large archeological site that was the harbor city of ancient Rome. The well preserved ruins include an amphitheater, warehouses, frescoes, mosaics and statues from the 3rd century.

    You'll visit an organic farm near Rome and take a guided tour.

    You'll have time for a class discussion.

    Day 8

    You'll have breakfast.

    You'll take the train to Salerno.

    You'll arrive at your hotel and leave your luggage with the bellman. If your rooms are ready, you'll check in.

    You'll have free time to walk around Salerno. You can see the historic center or take a walk on the boardwalk to see the spectacular views of the Bay of Naples.

    Day 9

    You'll have breakfast.

    Your bus will pick you up and you'll depart for a day trip.

    You'll visit a cheese making farm in the countryside around Salerno. You'll see the production and taste the most prized mozzarella cheese and a specialty of the region of Campania, mozzarella di bufala. You'll have the opportunity to visit the farm, animals, factory and taste fresh mozzarella.

    You’ll visit an organic farm and olive oil mill and learn about agricultural practices, production, and taste their products.

    You'll have time for a class discussion.

    You'll visit a local vineyard to learn about different regional wines followed by a wine tasting.

    Day 10

    You'll have breakfast.

    You'll have your last day free to explore Salerno. You may also choose to take a day trip to Capri Island, Naples or Pompeii which are all easily accessible by public transportation from Salerno.

    Tonight you will share laughs and memories as you enjoy your farewell dinner on your last night in Italy.

    Day 11

    You'll have breakfast.

    Your bus will pick you up and take you to the Rome airport for your return flight home.





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