Bevill launches educational travel program
by Rachel Davis
Jan 27, 2013 | 2308 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
On the itinerary of Bevill State’s first educational overseas trip is a stop at St. Mark’s Square in Venice, Italy. Photo Special to the Eagle
On the itinerary of Bevill State’s first educational overseas trip is a stop at St. Mark’s Square in Venice, Italy. Photo Special to the Eagle
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Bevill State Community College has announced its first educational overseas trip will take place this spring with a visit to Italy from May 15-24. In addition to its students, the school is also opening the trip up to community members interested in touring the historic sites of Italy. Enrollment is required by February 9.

“This is a great opportunity for our students and community members to visit the places they’ve seen in history books and watched in movies,” Bevill State Assistant Director of Public Relations Holly Trawick, who will serve as group leader for the trip, said. “We will walk the road, touch the buildings and stand in the places where some of the greatest events of our history actually occurred...the Colosseum, Vatican City, Pompeii. It will be the trip of a lifetime.”

The itinerary for the trip includes:

Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

Day 2: Arrive in Milan, travel to Venice

Day 3: Tour of Venice, includes St. Mark’s Square, the Grand Canal and Doge’s Palace

Day 4: Travel to Florence

Day 5: Tour of Florence, includes Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Chiesa di Santa Croce, Gates of Paradise and the Duomo

Day 6: Travel to Assisi, including the Basilica of St. Francis.

Day 7: Travel to Pompeii; tour includes the Roman ruins. Continue to the Sorrento region

Day 8: Sorrento region, Rome

Day 9: Rome – Tour the Vatican City, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Tour of Rome including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and free time for visiting the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and Spanish Steps.

The cost for the trip begins at $3,500, which includes roundtrip airfare from Birmingham, eight overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms, daily breakfast, five local dinners, a full-time bilingual guide, ground transportation, guided tours and admission costs for attractions. Participants may enroll online via educational tour provider EF College Study Tours at www.eftours.com or by calling 800-873-2250 and referencing tour 1289836.

Contact Trawick at (205) 387-0511, ext. 5715, or via email at htrawick@bscc.edu for more information or to sign up.