Why study abroad in Orvieto?
The town of Orvieto is located in central Italy, in Umbria, the region known as "the green heart of Italy". It stands high on a tufa plateau with cliff walls falling sheer to the valley below.
Considered by many travelers to be one of the world's most beautiful towns, Orvieto combines Italian small town friendliness and atmosphere with the beauty of the Umbrian countryside. It is also one of the great centers for Italian art and archaeology. Surrounded by treasures from the Etruscan period, Gothic era, the Renaissance and the 19th century, the student has the entire town as a living classroom.
Read more about Orvieto and explore the galley of photos on the Arizona in Orvieto website.
Orvieto is an ideal location to visit the most important cities and sites in Italy, being approximately one hour away from Rome by train, and a little over two hours from Florence.
A 2-day trip will be organized and all costs (transportation, admissions to sites/museums, lodging and some meals) will be included in the program fee.
Full-day optional excursions may be organized, depending on the interest for the scheduled courses, to:
Tivoli (where we’ll visit Hadrian's Villa, the astonishing architectural project of the Emperor Hadrian, and Villa d'Este, a Renaissance villa famous worldwide for its beautiful gardens and fountains)
Siena and the Val d’Orcia region
Guided visits to:
Orvieto Cathedral and St. Brizio’s Chapel
Archaeological sites in the Orvieto area
Museums in Orvieto
"Orvieto Underground", a special guided tour to the hidden, underground section of the town
Cultural excursions and activities:
The field trips destinations and cultural activities may vary according to the season and courses offered.