Florence, Italy 

Journey to Rome, Florence and Venice, Italy with Dr. Joe Cafaro 

You experienced a global education as a student—now travel the globe as a graduate. Join your LaGrange friends for this travel program to Italy, designed for one week to accommodate the working professional schedule while providing fellowship and education for LaGrange College alumni.

The Best of Italy: Rome, Florence and Venice

In just one week, learn about three great Italian cities as you visit Rome’s preserved ruins, explore Renaissance architecture in Florence and discover renowned cathedrals and cuisine of Venice. Enjoy free time each evening as well as an afternoon in Rome, Florence and Venice.


9 days/7 nights
Rome (3), Florence (2), Venice (2)
Departure Date: March 23, 2019
Return Date: March 31, 2019
US Gateway: Atlanta


DAY 1 – Overnight flight.


DAY 2 – Rome 
Arrival in Rome. Transfer to the hotel with travel director. Orientation walk. Dinner.


DAY 3 – Rome 
Morning: guided visit of ancient Rome including entrances to the Colosseum the Forum and the Pantheon. Free afternoon. Dinner.

St. Peter's Basilica

DAY 4 – Rome 
Morning: visit the St. Peters Basilica and the Vatican museums with a local guide. Free afternoon. Dinner.

Arno River

DAY 5 – Florence 
Morning: Train to Florence, hotel check-in. Afternoon: orientation walk.


DAY 6 – Florence 
Morning: guided walk showing highlights such as the Duomo, Ghiberti's famous Baptistry Doors, Santa Croce and the Piazza della Signoria. Free afternoon. Dinner.

Grand Canal

DAY 7 – Venice 
Morning train to Venice. Transfer to hotel and orientation walk.


DAY 8 – Venice 
Morning guided walk showing highlights such as St Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. Afternoon: free. Farewell dinner.

DAY 9 – transfer to the airport for return flight to Atlanta.

Itinerary order is subject to change.




  • Round-trip air transportation from/to Atlanta (including departure fees).
  • Full time travel director.
  • 7 nights accommodations in rooms with private bathrooms.
  • 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners.
  • 24hr emergency service during program.
  • All tips.
  • Guided vists: Vatican, Colosseum, Florence, Venice
  • Entrances: Colosseum, Forum, Duomo.


  • Passport and visa fees.
  • Beverages with meals.
  • Checked baggage may be extra depending on airline.
  • Trip insurance
Double $3,879    Single $4,429


Optional trip/cancellation (medical needs while traveling and cancelation waiver for medical reasons) $200

Participants should register with their names as they appear or will appear on their passports. HTP will assess a $150 name change fee plus any additional airline charges for any registered participant who requests a name change in writing.

Payment Deadlines:
- October 5, 2018: registration deposits due: $500 per person, plus $200 insurance premium (optional).
- December 1, 2018 final balance due.
- For all new enrollments after December 1, 2018 full payment is required plus any additional airline fees.

Standard Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be submitted in writing, including by email or fax. The date of the cancellation is the date on which HTP receives the notice. Payments cannot be transferred to another account. Insurance premiums are never refundable.

Cancellation Fees:

  • From October 5, 2018
    - full refund less a $500 cancellation fee and $200 insurance premiums.
  • From December 1, 2018
    - Full refund less a $1500 cancellation fee and $200 insurance premiums.
  • From January 16, 2019
    - No refund.